Little Fiona was a tiny 10 hh pony rescued outside Mike's Auction last month, barely able to walk. Her owners surrendered her to AHR, realizing whatever it was that made it so difficult for her to walk, was more than they were capable of caring for.
Once settled in at our foster facility, Dr Kemper of West Coast Equine Hospital found most of her hoof wall had been compromised by a severe "white line" infection, which required the majority of it to be pared off, leaving little Fiona hobbling on her tiny foot wrapped in gauze.
Well, after several weeks of antibiotics, her foot is healing so well she was able to finally come off her meds!
And...the suspicion of pregnancy, has been 100% confirmed!
Posted here is a photo of Fiona from a few days ago, hanging with her new pals, Fiona and Niblet.
But tonight, she's in a nice, secure stall on a straw bed. Why? Because she's on foal watch!
Any day now, with fingers crossed that all goes well, we're excited to see what Fiona's surprise bundle of joy proves to be!
And congrats to foster failure/expectant "grand"mother-to-be Ingrid, who asked to adopt Fiona permanently. Ingrid has always provided wonderful care to our high-maintenance hospice cases, so we knew this situation was well within her capabilities. And who can say no to not just one, but two adorable ponies!