Premature Salt River Foal Recovering in Arizona

A veterinarian determined the foal was dehydrated, born prematurely, and weighed just 33 pounds when he was rescued.
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The yet-to-be-named foal is currently in SRWHMG's care and will remain at the group’s facility for the long-term. | Photo: Courtesy of the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group

A newborn foal from the Salt River wild horse herd in Arizona is receiving rehabilitative care after being found alone in the Tonto National Forest.

A tipster called the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG) and reported seeing the 3-day-old foal lying under a tree on July 1.

“The temperature was 112°F and he was dehydrated,” said SRWHMG President Simone Netherlands. “He wouldn’t have made it another day

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Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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