Today, I received an email pointing me to a picture of Winston. He came in third place in the Equine Ideal: Summer 2004 Online Photography Contest. Scroll down and look at the picture of Winston.
Now, let me tell you the story about Winston. Years ago, Kim took riding lessons from a man named Alex. Alex is in his mid eighties and still runs his small little horse farm. A few years ago, they heard about United Pegasus's PMU Foal Rescue.
A PMU foal is a horse that was born so that its breeders could extract a hormone replacement drug called Premarine from the pregnant mares. The foals are just an unneeded byproduct and the life is pretty miserable for both the mares and the foals.
"The numbers of foals produced every year are around 50,000-60,000 and 60-70% of them end up going to slaughter."
So, Alex and his wife have adopted Winston and another foal named Salem. The foals have thrived and as you can see are growing into beautiful young horses.
So, learn about premarine and do what you can to promote healthier alternatives.