Confused and terrified - baby Ollie trying to find comfort by suckling slightly older Astro
Cindy rescued Astro (and Ollie) as a tiny little baby from the saleyards in 2015.
The sight of these two confused and terrified little babies standing in the pen together will never be forgotten.
They had been taken from their mums at less than 4 months of age and thrown onto a truck full of horses and sent on the long journey from Sydney to Echuca saleyards.
Wastage from the standardbred industry.
We hate to think where their mummies ended up!
Ollie was desperately trying to suckle from his slightly older pen mate Astro in order to try and get some security. The confusion on their faces is unforgettable.
These boys overcame so many battles early on. They arrived ABSOLUTELY terrified of people, malnourished, wormy, dehydrated and exhausted.
Whilst Ollie has found his forever home -gorgeous Astro is still with us. He absolutely adores being groomed and will follow anyone who enters his paddock in the hope of some love and affection. He is an absolutely gorgeous boy inside and out and adored by everyone at CP!