First of May 2000,
L-Jay at about 5 weeks old, was discovered hanging out with a lone stallion. His
mother was no where to be found—not a good situation.
NV Department of Agriculture brand inspector whose
department has jurisdiction over the
Virginia Range wild horses
determined L-Jay "looked
OK". He was left in the
Young orphaned foals in
the wild rarely survive without their mother’s milk.
Fortunately, 3 weeks later, a mountain biker
alone, weak, malnourished with bites and bruises over his body.
The biker knew J-Lay was in trouble and needed help
immediately if he was to survive.
Bobbi at Wild Horse Spirit was contacted.
After two hours in the heat, L-Jay
was loaded into a bedded horse trailer.
A vet was called to examine and treat his injuries.
The instant he unloaded at Wild Horse Spirit,
a Palomino-roan wild horse gelding, and L-Jay became close friends.
the next few weeks, Jay eventually gained strength, weight and his wounds
healed. Mandy, a neighbor, came every morning to feed him
L-Jay was always delighted to see his friend, Mandy.
He’s about 8 months old now and growing like a weed.
Billy and he are still buddies.
Thanks Jay, for your
concern and determination to help L-Jay.
Others would have passed him by.
(right/above) L-Jay is
visiting with Alf, another orphaned wild horse. He is "baby
mouthing" to Alf, which is a gesture toward older horses to let them know he is a baby and is no threat to them. "I'm a baby, I'm a
baby. Don't hurt me". This gesture is honored by the
Billy, a roan Palomino Virginia Range
wild horse, is L-Jay's God-father, buddy and protector. When
together in the arena, they run and play.