Animal ID 52071204 
Species Horse 
Breed Grade  
Age 20 years 6 months 
Sex Female 
Size M 
Color Chestnut 
Site Equine C.A.R.E. 
Location Willow Hope Farm 
Intake Date 02/14/2023 
Adoption Price $600.00 
Stage Equine-Available
Una is a senior mare who was collected as a starving free roaming horse in February of 2023. At the time she had a yearling and two year old following her that she was keeping safe. Una was not in foal upon arrival, but when her herdmates gave birth in KHS care, Una was pastured nearby and became obsessed with the foals in the neighboring pastures and clearly thought she needed to care for babies too, all the while she and her former herdmates were ooking much more healthy. As luck would have it, we agreed to help a small orphan colt who needed to stay in the hospital for a while for life-saving care. While waiting for Orphan Andy's discharge from the hospital we began treatment with Una to stimulate milk production and when Andy was ready to come to our farm, with the help of our vet, we were able to introduce them together as colt and surrogate nurse mare. The match worked beautifully, and now Una's term as Andy's keeper is nearing its end. Una came to us blind in one eye, but that hasn't stopped her ability to be an amazing mom. She has been saddled once at KHS but didn't show much indication if she was broke to ride or not. She could enter training this fall, or she would make a wonderful companion/babysitter. If you'd like more info about Una please reach out to us for an update. She would likely be able to be utilized again in the future for hormone-induced lactation to adopt another foal in need.
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