YoungFrida came to the sanctuary during the rescue of her father Willy, when we also made the rescue of her mother Lotte and her sister Sally. We were lucky that we managed to keep the whole family together.
YoungFrida was born in 2014. She is both the daughter and the sister of Willy, as the butcher who owned the donkeys did not want to spend the money on neutering him.
As Willy grew into maturity, he eventually mated with his own mother twice, which produced YoungFrida and Sally.
YoungFrida had never been touched by a human when we first met her, and it took many months to build up a trusting and understanding relationship with her.
She was nearly two years of age when she arrived at Fields of Freedom. She had never seen a farrier for her hooves and she is so scared of having them lifted that she has to be sedated by a vet before the farrier can trim all four hooves.
We have been training with her to help her feel more comfortable with this procedure. It’s a long road, but she has made a great improvement in allowing her feet to be touched and handled by humans.
YoungFrida is full of energy and loves to play chase with Sally and Willy in the fields. But is still just a baby around her mother Lotte and was always trying to sneak a suckle of her mother’s milk when Lotte was feeding Sally as a baby.
She also loves apples and is always first to come over when she sees you carrying apples.