Tawnee decided to call the little foal Lucky. There has been a lot of horses named Lucky at our shelter since then, but she was the first. She was also the first baby horse we had rescued from an auction. She was absolutely adorable, and it was so sad she was thoughtlessly dumped at the auction.
Lucky did not take to a bottle, nor was interested in drinking milk from a pale, she absolutely refused them both. She did, however, enjoy nibbling on hay and All-in-One, and drinking water. Tawnee ended up feeding her All-in-One with powdered milk and other vitamins all mixed in. She loved it!
Lucky had a very unique coloration on her back called Lacing. The designs started from her withers down over her back. It could have been the reason she was dumped at the auction, her breeder may not have known that it was a rare color pattern, and with her umbilical hernia, she was worthless to the breeder.
Lucky was a cute little girl and adjusted well to living at the shelter. Every day she discovered new adventures and became brighter and happier. She did such a good job on her leading lessons, and soon she would follow along anywhere.
About a month after the auction it was hard to tell Lucky was the same horse. She was so full of life and energy, yet still only 3 months old.
After her coat shed out her lacing appeared on her neck too, she was such a unique horse. She got the nickname Lucky Lacing.
We were so excited when Lucky was adopted by a very sweet lady and started her new life. We were sad to see Lucky go, but Tawnee knew it was time for her to go to her perfect home.
Lucky grew into an absolutely beautiful mare, who would have never received the medical care she needed, known love and affection if Tawnee didn’t rescue her. Her adopter says that everyone asks about the markings on her back. She explains that Lucky is a beautiful horse and is certainly one of a kind. This story shows exactly why our auction rescues are so important. We change the lives of horses, but we can’t make that change without your help.