Maple is proving to be a wonderful mare, and a great blessing, to our older boys and the orphans who meet her.

Introducing: Maple, a Mangalarga cross, born in approximately 2011. She was semi-wild when she was donated to us, in March 2018. When we went to get her, she was very scared of humans. It took us a while to even get near her. With patience and love, we gained her confidence, and were able to touch her and put a halter on her. Our Brazilian son, Douglas named her Maple Syrup, because her color reminded him of his beloved maple syrup pancakes. We learned that when she was younger, she had injured her hind leg very badly, and was put into a shoot to be treated. After that she was released again, and no one had handled her since.

Maple responded amazingly to the love we offered her, and overcame her fears in record time. We brought her to Wild Horse Farm, where we introduced her to the practice of being ridden. From the beginning she showed a lot of willingness and interest in connecting with us. All our horses accepted her very well into the herd, except Yankee. He chased her hard and put her into a corner, and double barreled her relentlessly. We had to separate them, and it took several months before we could turn them out together. Later in 2018, we discovered that Maple was pregnant. In November 2019, her foal, Eragon was born.

If you feel a connection to Maple, you can support her through prayers or your donation. Visit our Sponsor a Horse page.

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