|Carmel as a Weanling|
5 by 7 inches Watercolor
Carmel was one of 64 foals rescued in 2004 by Alder Hill Farm. His mother was a mustang who was put into the premarin production lines. Foals produced from this process are rarely left with their dam's more than 4 weeks. Caramel is a special horse that in addition to being a premarin foal, Carmel also has Orphan Foal syndrome. Earlier in the Mustang A Day Challenge I wrote two blog posts about the condition. The condition is also called Equine Autism.
As a result of his condition Carmel is in permanent sanctuary at Alder Hill Farm. In addition to rescue and rehabilitation, Alder Hill Farm provides a unique opportunity for those who have no place to keep or adopt a horse through sponsorship of the rescue's permanent residents. For information on Sponsorship of one of the permanent residents of Alder Hill Farm you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can read more about Carmel here:
Challenge Painting #34: http://mustangadaychallenge.blogspot.com/2011/01/mustang-day-challenge-34-carmel-january.html
Challenge Painting #35: http://mustangadaychallenge.blogspot.com/2011/01/mustang-day-challenge-35carmel-january.html
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this painting will go to Alder Hill Farm Rescue. To read more about the rescue and make a donation or application to adopt go to: www.alderhillfarm.org