The Story of a Foal Named Rain
 By Live Life   •   19th Oct 2010   •   2,505 views   •   3 comments
When I was younger, before I moved to another state, I rode an American Paint gelding by the name of Rain. He had a troubling past before he was broken in to become a lesson horse.

When Rain was just a month old, he was seperated from his mother and forced to live alone in a pasture by himself. The pasture was in horrible condition, rarely cleaned and had little grass in it. He had no shelter in his pasture, just one scraggly tree. He also got little water, just barely enough to keep him alive. It was truly amazing that he was able to keep himself alive at such a young age, that at 1 month old, his stomach could digest grass.

The Story of a Foal Named Rain

When he was 3 months old he was forced onto a trailer. This trailer took him to an auction for emaciated horses. He was the only foal there. If he wasn't bought, he would be transported to a slaughter house. Fortunently, the current owners of Rain were there, not planning to buy a horse, didn't even have a trailer with them. Their daughter saw the sick foal and immediately fell in love with him. When she showed him to her parents, so did they.

They placed a bid on Rain and won him. The father rushed home to grab their trailer and they brought Rain home to their large ranch with 11 horses. They quickly called the vet and were told that Rain had rain rot. It took very painful hours to get all of the scabs off of Rain's back, and from his rain rot, Rain got his name.

Once done, the vet gave the owners some foal formula and they rushed to make him a bottle of it and then put him inside a pasture with three calm geldings named Wishbone, Omar, and Lil' Man. They greeted Rain happily.

After a couple of years of caring for Rain they began to break him in. They wanted him to be a lesson horse like some of the other horses on the ranch. Rain was calm, and very lazy. He was perfect for a lesson horse, and after a few more years of training, became the lesson horse for beginners. He was the first horse I ever rode, and I loved him and it broke my heart when I had to move.

Unfortunently, Rain died of colic just a few weeks after my move. He was 12 years old, and was an awesome horse.
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Riders Up Ranch  
What a touching story! It is wonderful that Rain was rescued and got to have 12 years of a good life with people who loved him and cared about him. It is sad that he died so young though! Thanks for sharing.
  Oct 20, 2010  •  1,993 views
He's sooo cute. He sounds like an amazing horse!It's lucky that someone bought him and gave him a chance to live, and grow up. NIce story.:)
  Oct 21, 2010  •  1,900 views
Run Free  
what a touching story he looks like a great horse
  Oct 21, 2010  •  1,879 views
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