As we have seen from several stories, animal mothers adore their offspring. All they want is for their baby to be safely brought into the world, just like humans. Unfortunately, difficulties do arise from time to time after childbirth.
What we as people go through, animals go through as well. Mama animals are equally heartbroken when their offspring or children die before they are born. When they realized they had lost their children, some would stay looking for them and become unhappy. In the Netherlands, Queen Uniek, a Friesian horse, was expecting her first kid.
She sensed something wasn’t right the instant she went into labor. She burning her lips and walking in circles within her stable since she was nervous at that occasion. Her owner, Yvonne, stood by her side, attempting to calm her down.
Uniek gave birth an hour later, and the veterinarians who helped her extracted a foal who was not breathing. They tried everything they could to save him, but it was too late. He wasn’t able to make it.
Yvonne remained by Uniek’s side to console him. The distraught mare tried to revive her foal by licking him, but it didn’t succeed. They removed the foal from her barn as Uneik was comforted by Yvonne. She was well aware that her beloved horse was in excruciating pain.
Then Yvonne and the rest of the Friesian Horses team got some fantastic news. Her buddy called to tell her that they were caring for an orphaned foal. She wasn’t sure how accepting another horse’s foal would be by Queen Uniek, but she believed it might be the answer to her pain.
The foal was loaded into a van and sent to their property. Yvonne wanted to check if Uniek was interested in adopting the foal. She had lost her son, and the foal was without a mother. The barn was brimming with optimism.
Yvonne brought the foal closer to Uniek over time. The first few encounters were a little shaky. She sniffed the foal, and the foal returned the sniff. She did a little dance, and they could tell she was overjoyed to have the foal in front of her, almost as if she was claiming him as her own.
“It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.” This is something I never expected to happen. “We knew Queen Uniek had accepted Rising Star right away,” Yvonne told The Dodo. Queen Uniek has never left Rising Star’s side since then.
They discovered the adoring mother and son inside their stable the next day, and Uniek became fiercely protective of her beloved foal. She followed him wherever he went. Rising Star was constantly near to Uniek when they strolled.
Rising Star was the happiest foal she’d ever seen whenever Yvonne took the two out in the pasture. As any juvenile animal would, he ran and played around freely. Uniek, on the other hand, trailed closely after him, making sure to keep an eye on her child.
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