When a young colt was separated from her mother, both animals were rightfully distraught. The two horses are part of a large herd of wild mustangs that live within the Virginia state range. During a commotion, the colt, named Holly G, wandered into a fenced area and became trapped.
Fortunately, a group of volunteers specially trained to save wild horses was called to help. It took some time and a lot of effort, but they managed to get the colt inside their trailer. While volunteers did their part, another group worked to locate the wild herd so mother and cub could be reunited
The herd was fortunately nearby. Volunteers humanely corralled them so that when the foal arrived, the mother would be right there to greet her. What they didn’t expect, which you’ll witness in the video below, was how incredibly sweet the reunion would be!
Wild horses are normally shy around humans. Volunteers do their part to care for the horses, but respect these limits. The reunion was expected to go very differently, as normally the herd would have fled the approaching trailer. Instead, the exact opposite happened!
The American Wild Horse Campaign wrote on their Facebook page: “When the trailer with the foal inside came to a stop in the area where the lane was closed, a wild mare whined at her foal and even went right into the scary trailer to retrieve it.”
The reunion, thankfully captured on video, shows the mother whinnying at her foal and Holly G whinnying back. But the best part of all is that wild horses will never climb into a trailer…and the beautiful mare didn’t hesitate to approach and then enter the trailer herself to get to her baby! It’s truly magical, says ilovemydog.
We are so happy that mother and baby are together again. Thanks to the American Wild Horse Campaign for their tremendous efforts. Check out the heartwarming video below!