Spida was rescued but then surrendered to SAHA because his rescuers felt they didn’t have the experience to progress his recovery themselves. Spida received around the clock care at our Gold Coast Sanctuary but he had not nursed from his mother at birth and had not received that valuable colostrum. Although he was happily drinking foal milk replacement, his digestion was not working properly and he was admitted to UQ intensive care where he could receive the best possible treatment. He received another plasma infusion and continued to make great progress. SAHA managed to find and purchase his mother, who we named Charlotte. Unfortunately, she was quite ill herself and was not interested in little Spida. Luckily Spida continued to thrive, even with his less than terrific start. Because of his size,he could not be put in with other horses for socialisation, so a goat kid was found for him to bond with. Evie has become his best friend and they are the inseparable trouble makers who are adored by everyone. Spida does have dwarfism and has had problems with overcrowding of his teeth and also further issues with his legs and feet requiring surgery and specialist farrier care.