Saturday morning, Motor Man, our friend, Donna, and I were up and heading south well before sunrise.
Our destination was a little town about 90 minutes away in North Carolina. The reason for our trip was an open house, hosted by The Corolla Wild Horse Fund (CWHF), the organization that manages “my” wild horses on the beach in the Outer Banks.
You may remember my post from back in the summer about William, the little Corolla foal, who was born with health issues and had to be removed from the herd when he was just a few days old.
The open house on Saturday was a chance for the public to meet William and other horses rescued from the herd.
William was definitely the star of the show, and I’ll share lots of photos of him later in the week. But there were other horses at the facility who have amazing stories of survival.
Meet seven-year old Noel, who had her hair done especially for the occasion.
Noel was given her name when she was rescued around Christmastime in 2011. She had somehow fallen/jumped into one of the canals in the beach area and fractured her femur.
Although she can never be ridden because of her injury, she is completely healed. Noel is somewhat of an educational ambassador for the CWHF. (The manager told me that she’d even been INSIDE their wild horse museum located in the village of Corolla). Donna and I really enjoyed spending time with sweet Noel.
And I think the feeling was mutual.
Another Corolla Mustang at the rescue facility is Sunshine. She was rescued about two months ago when it was discovered that she had a very nasty abscess on one of her legs. She is healing very nicely, and, since we had read of her rescue on the CWHF Facebook page, we were so glad to meet her and see her looking well.
All of my posts this week will be about our wonderful experience on Saturday. And since Baby William was definitely the star of the show, I’m saving him for last. Oh, okay, I just can’t resist sharing one picture of him today.
And I can promise you there are many more to come…
~These Days Of Mine~