Adopt Me: Dakota

Dakota is a Welsh X pony who was part of a large rescue in 2015. She is now learning tricks and the star of our Open Days!

Adopt Dakota for £2.00 per month.

Dakota came to HorseWorld in August 2015 as part of a huge group of feral horses – this included stallions and mares with foals. Dakota was very underweight and had a foal at foot that seemed to be around 2-3 months old, due to her demeanour and appearance we estimated she was an older girl.

We were able to separate Dakota and her foal but she was extremely nervous of people so we left them to settle in a little herd of mares and youngsters. Her foal was weaned successfully but poor Dakota was struggling to keep weight on and had bouts of severe diarrhoea. A faecal egg count showed a huge worm burden so she needed careful treatment for worms so her digestive system wasn’t aggravated.

We always suspected that Dakota was pregnant and in the spring of 2016 she gave birth to a fine colt foal – but very sadly he died at birth. We had to have her sedated using a dart gun so we could attend to her feet and whilst she was sedated the vet examined her and estimated that she is only 2-3 years old.

Dakota can now have a head collar on and be led. She regularly sees the farrier without sedation and has been treated by the dentist. She has made great progress and is much more trusting of people- she can even perform tricks.

You will receive:

  1. A cuddly version of your favourite animal in a presentation gift box.
  2. A colourful certificate detailing your chosen animal’s story.
  3. Regular updates on your adopted animal’s progress.
  4. Opportunities to visit your animal at HorseWorld on open days.
  5. A double sided keyring & photograph.