Registered with the IALHA as half-Andalusian filly "Lunar Daydream," we believe the other half of her to be Arabian, with her pronounced 'jibbah'.
Still pony-sized, we don't believe her to mature any larger than 15 hh.
Yesterday, we gave the baby a chance to stretch her legs, the first since her rescue. Much of her time has been spent, since Saturday night, stretched out on her side, deep asleep in her stall. Exhausted.
She's become very attached to Hip 717 from auction, Thoroughbred "Never Kneeling," who is more typical of what we usually bring home. A weakened hind end, crackling stifles, muscle atrophy throughout her entire body, and extremely worn down feet. She's on a daily regimen of bute until her appointment at the hospital on Wednesday, for a thorough lameness work-up, to see if that 4-year-old can be made whole again.
As for "Lunar Daydream," our plan is to give her time to grow, out with babies her age, til it's time to start her under saddle. Like Romeo last year, for all the usual projects we bring home requiring careful rehabilitation of long-messed up legs and feet, sometimes the right thing to do is get them out, fragile and at the precipice of destruction, but body and mind still intact.
Rather than mature on a trader's lot, perhaps started too young with a rider on her back, or starved into submission, this baby can instead look forward to a "normal" start to life. Despite that brief blip where she ended up at a kill buyer auction, long before her 2nd birthday.
If you would like to donate to our auction rescue's rehabilitation expenses, please go tohttp://www.auctionhorsesrescue.com/donate.html
If interested in meeting Lunar Daydream, please fill out our application at http://www.auctionhorsesrescue.com/adoption-application.html