This Pony Was About To Die, When An Extraordinary Woman Changed Everything

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All alone in the forest, a four-month-old wild Exmoor foal found himself just days from death. He was starving, and the chilly, wet weather had left him with pneumonia. He was too weak to stand, and the grass and plants around him had grown too mossy to eat.


That's when Dawn Westcott came to the rescue.


Describe as a "pony whisperer," Westcott is an expert on the endangered Exmoor breed, and knew how to communicate with him. Before she would be able to help, though, she had to gain his trust. See how she did it in the story below.


Normally, Exmoor horses would run away when approached by humans, but this one was too weak to flee.

Normally, Exmoor horses would run away when approached by humans, but this one was too weak to flee.




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