Sadness On The Beach

Over the weekend, the Corolla wild horse herd suffered a loss.

A mare ran headlong into an unmarked guy wire.  It is believed that she died quickly from her injuries.

She had given birth to a foal in March, the second-born of this season. The foal was given the name Rosie. What’s especially touching to Motor Man and me is that we saw Rosie and her Mom in April. When I took this picture, they were up near one of the sand dunes. It was close to sunset, so they had a little golden hour glow.

We saw them a short time later, and they were by the water’s edge.

There have been a couple of  posts regarding this tragic incident on The Corolla Wild Horse Fund Facebook page. That is the organization who oversees the wild horse herd. They posted that  Rosie is old enough to survive without her mom. She’s been observed eating and drinking water, and the other mares in the harem are staying near her. At this time, there are  no plans to remove her from the beach, but they’re certainly keeping close check on her.

They also reported that the power company was notified, and on Monday, they immediately began marking the guy wires in the area that weren’t already marked.

Run wild and free on the other side, beautiful Mama.  Your little Rosie is being watched over here by humans and horses alike.

~These Days Of Mine~

11 responses to “Sadness On The Beach

  1. this brought tears to my eyes

  2. A very sad story indeed and of course it shouldn’t have happened. Glad the power company responded quickly to the call to mark all unmarked guy wires. It’s wonderful that little Rosie is being looked after by the other horses and is in the “wider community” at large. I’m sure her Mom is watching over her too. Tragic story though.


  3. This is so sad. Poor Rosie. I’m sure she will be well looked after though.

  4. Aw, what a shame. But at least Rosie is old enough and not dependent on her mama for food.

  5. So sad, Your photos are beautiful. I’m glad the other horses are looking out for Rosie.

  6. So sad .. but I know Rosie will be well looked after by everybody …

  7. So sad! Hopefully the baby will be well taken care of.

  8. Always sad when a loved animal dies.

  9. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Great loss. She was so pretty. Rosie will miss her but be fine I’m sure.

  10. Tat is sad but I am glad Rosie is old enough to survive on her own.

  11. Heard this on the local news and was saddened. Thanks for letting us know that Rosie is being watched and is old enough to make it on her own.

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