New Video: Gracie’s First StepsPosted by April Nockleby, ALDF's Online Content Manager on July 7, 2009
At 9 p.m. on May 21st, Lacy, the pregnant mare who was close to death when she was rescued from a North Carolina field, gave birth to a healthy, beautiful baby girl. Both mother and daughter are doing great!
Watch a video of the new foal, who was named "Gracie" by ALDF supporters, take her first steps. (Video courtesy of the United States Equine Rescue League.)
Last December, Lacy, an Arabian mare, was close to death from colic and the burden of carrying a foal with no food or nutritional support. Her hipbones, backbone, and ribs were all protruding from her skin, indicating an advanced state of malnutrition and starvation. She was rushed to the North Carolina State College School of Veterinary Medicine for critical care.