It is Pluto’s Birthday Today! As many of you know, Mega Mystic members have a sponsor animal: a rescued racehorse named Pluto! A hideous amount of healthy young horses are slaughtered each year as they are not ‘fast enough’ for racing.
Pluto was going to be one of them, and in fact, she twice survived. Pluto was first sent off to die as she was not making her owners enough money but bought at the last minute to become a broodmare. However, the treatment meted out to her in racing had left her unable to sustain a pregnancy, so she was again sent off for slaughter but was last-minute rescued by SAHA.
She was re-christened Pluto, for her ability to go to hell + back and her rebirthed, happy life as a foster-mother for rescued foals.
This is a photo from ten days ago and as you can see, she is pretty chilled these days. Below is an update from the SAHA President re her current vibe.
Pluto is very much leading the life of leisure at the moment! She certainly has done an amazing job in the past with orphaned foals, but she did start showing us with the last foal she looked after that she was ready for some ‘me time’ so we are giving her just that!
She is enjoying still having access to grass as her foster carer has a large property, so they haven’t been hit quite as hard with the drought and still have grass available in their paddocks whereas a lot of other areas are pretty much down to dirt!
She did enjoy giving herself a beauty treatment the other day when they had some showers come through, she took great delight in finding a few puddles and enjoyed her rolling dirt patch and gave herself an all over mud pack! 🙂
SO thank you to Mega Mystic members for helping to (1) keep this site free of advertisements and (2) keep Pluto in clover. Also, if you want to rescue another racehorse or contribute to the upkeep of one, check out Save A Horse Australia (they have branches in other countries too, I think).
Is it just me or is racing and gambling super 20th Century and retro?