Happy birthday, Liberty!

25 05 2010

Our little Liberty-girl has known tragedy in her short life, but like most wild horses, she has adapted and persevered.

She was a tiny little thing from the beginning – Molly leading Liberty and Ze, Roja’s colt.

As an aside, I recently saw a picture in a local artisans gallery that showed both Molly and Roja with a sorrel stallion and three other horses – obviously before the roundup. I’ve wondered whether Molly is Roja’s dam … at least now I know they were together before the 2007 roundup.

She grew fairly well, though, eh? This was in August.

… and by November, she had lost her mama (that’s Gaia (2 now) in the picture above, who seemed to take on a bit of a mothering role to the girl) …

… and been adopted by Bounce and his family.

Just as orphan Twister found a home with Houdini and Two Boots and first Seven, then Grey/Traveler, so Liberty has found a family with Bounce and his youngsters (only Whisper is biologically his).

Whisper doesn’t feel sorry for her in the least. 🙂 (And maybe he has a little crush on her.) Whisper was born a couple of weeks before Liberty, but notice how much bigger he is. He’s his mama’s second foal … Liberty was Molly’s who-knows-how-many”th” foal …

Liberty and Whisper

Alegre makes no bones about favoring her own babies over Liberty, but I think she’s growing on her.

Happy birthday, tough, beautiful girl! Your mama would be proud of you!


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4 responses

25 05 2010
Rochlia [Tracy]

I love the close up of her head, she IS beautiful! I bet you heard what happened to the Calico horses this week, isn’t it terrible- they’re going to leave those lovely horses to rot in those pens!

25 05 2010
Lynn Bauer

Liberty is loved and will always be loved no matter what…
L&K
M&M

26 05 2010
TJ

Rochlia – Did not hear about the Calico horses …?

L&K – So true!

26 05 2010
Rochlia [Tracy]

TJ- go to girls horse club and look under the GHC News Nibbles- it’s all very sad :[ so many wild horses have died.

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