Submitted by: sam-you-idjit
I believe everyone should find a chance to read this amazing story of my trainer’s best friend and the draft-cross who she trained up and has become such an amazing, trusting horse after starting out as a spooky, unmanageable horse.
This is Jube…
Jube is a cremello foal born to a palomino mare at Toby’s Legacy Equine Rescue in California. Her cremello coloring is often the result of an inexperienced breeder putting a palomino mare and stallion together in hopes of a golden foal instead of a chestnut/palomino breeding. (Short explanation - cremello gene trumps chestnut = golden horse = $$$. Cremello gene x 2 = white foal with pink skin, non-albino.) Cremellos can have certain genetic weaknesses - in Jube’s case she was born completely blind. Her disability does not hold her back though - she runs, plays and behaves just like any other foal.
This is Brego. Brego’s mother came to the rescue a near-wild, pasture bred mare heavy with foal. As you can see, thanks to the efforts of the people at Toby’s, both mother and baby are healthy and happy. Mom is learning that not all humans are bad, while Brego has never known anything but kindness. He is now a rambunctious little devil.
The people at Toby’s decided that Jube would always stay with them, in a place where her special needs can be accommodated. But she needs a life companion because horses get lonely too, so the obvious choice was to introduce Jube and Brego and hope for the best. He was enthusiastic, she was stand-offish and bewildered at these new horses in her paddock (she has always been her mother but not with the other horses to prevent her from being bullied.) Gradually she is coming to accept him.
To follow the story of Jube the Blind & Brego the Brave go to Toby’s Equine Legacy on FB. Namaste