Approximately forty-thousand foals are born a year, of these no one knows how many need a nurse mare or how many nurse mare foals are born, how many are rescued and how many die without ever knowing life or what it means to become a horse, have a mother, or be a part of a herd.
Dinky: The Nurse Mare’s Foal, has become a spoke-horse for nurse mare foals everywhere.
“Before looking around the room, I went over and drank some of the water in the pail. “I’m hungry.”
“There will be nothing more till morning,” Lucky said, licking my wounds and comforting me while I cried. We snuggled close and slept. Each time I woke up weeping, he calmed me down and reassured me….”
An excerpt from the book, when he was still at the nurse mare farm, unsure of his fate, if he would live or die.