About YoungFrida

YoungFrida is around 3 years old. She came to the sanctuary with her family (sister Sally and her mother Lotte) in 2016.

She comes from a butcher shop, where she was neglected, where she had no hoof care, no access to clean water, no bedding or hay feed and there was no grass left in their small pasture. Only a kindhearted neighbor took pity on the family and gave them feed and fresh water daily. The owner (the butcher) seemed to enjoy inbreeding animals for sale, which is why YoungFrida’s family history is as it is.

In 2016 the butcher was selling the shop and wanted to get rid of the donkeys, so he decided to send them to slaughter. The neighbour who was occasionally feeding them decided she couldn’t bare to see them slaughtered, so she started to search for a new home for them herself. She spent hours searching Facebook and calling around and this is where we came into the picture.

We received a message over Facebook asking if we could help her and it didn’t take us long to say yes to this sad case of abuse and shortly afterwards, they arrived at Fields of Freedom. Ever since then YoungFrida and her family has lived happily as a real family.

YoungFrida 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 still to this day 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. She also loves apples and is always first to come over when she sees you carrying apples.

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15 dollars, 25 dollars, 40 dollars, Other