If you had seen me when I first got here, you wouldn't believe your eyes today. I was a scared, young and obstinate foal suffering from malnutrition and unable to trust anyone. Madonna adopted and nursed me and slowly but surely I managed to gain weight Today I am a healthy and friendly horse
Oliver, 1.5 year old foal, was found wandering around the Um el Fahum area in a state of dehydration and suffering from acute malnutrition. Oliver’s rehabilitation in the Society stables, that included primarily providing nutritional supplements and a lot of love, took a very long time because most of the time he refused to eat and didn’t allow anyone to come near him. Those who helped him were his fellow horses, especially Madonna, a mature mare who adopted him and even nursed him; her young foal, Justin and another foal called Brigitte.
After many long months of rehabilitation Oliver was declared a success story. From an emaciated foal, sick and frightened to death he was transformed into a handsome horse, both sociable and confident. Today he has reached his correct weight and lives a happy and healthy life in the Society’s Guest House for Horses.
Update: Oliver’s rehabilitation process took almost two years, and at the age of four he has finally found a permanent and safe home in a private farm in the Judean Hills.