A newborn Thoroughbred mare is fighting to stay alive after its mother took her sibling, but rejected her.
Denise Cope said the twin mare was born early Wednesday. Cope and Tammy Garcia were busy trying to feed the rejected foal from a bottle, while also trying to get the newborn to stand up.
Cope is hoping someone with a mare who has recently given birth will contact her and offer to let their horse nurse the newborn.
“She's fighting to stay alive,” said Cope. “Twins are very rare. I guess the mother thought one was all she could handle.”