Nina was found on July the 1st 2018, helplessly entangled in undergrowth on a cliff. The mother had presumably abandoned her foal once she realised the impossibility of reaching her.
Irene and Teodoro, the two guys who noticed her, immediately got to work and after more than an hour managed to extricate the little one, rather battered and terrified, but thankfully alive and conscious. They tried to find her mother (in that area there are some little groups of wild horses) but they didn’t.
Christened Nina by her rescuers, the foal was taken to where she could be given first aid and a few days’ rest, and was then brought to the IHP Rescue Centre. She was a few days old.
Nina will be slowly integrated into a group of horses; it will take her a while to get used to it all, given that she is understandably disorientated by her experience, and to start with, she will need to be bottle fed with artificial milk.