Shy Bairns Get Nowt

I am currently looking after an orphan foal (Brisk – a skewbald one) whose mother died of a broken pelvis a few weeks back.

This little dude, Brisk, is still drinking milk even though his foster mum won’t let him suck.  He drinks it out of a shallow  bucket and I have been using up my replacement mare milk supplies on him.


Brisk is flourishing with his adoptive family and we are all committed to do our best with this darling miniature Shetland pony.


At the very least, Brisk deserves this.  I put a request on Shetlink for any leftover bags of Multimilk that needed finishing.  There were no replies.


The silence was deafening.


But, I am not one to give up, so I asked our local veterinary practice if they had any spare open Multimilk.  Sadly, they didn’t so they gave him a full bag instead!


I would like to extend my thanks to Shetland Vets, who very generously donated a large bag of Multimilk to Brisk.


For Brisk to be grow up and to be weaned successfully, this milk is essential for his development.


Shy bairns get nowt.  I asked because Brisk needs this milk and Shetland Vets understand the importance for his development in his future life.


So all I can say is a huge thank you to Shetland Vets.  You didn’t have to do this but you did and that means so much to all of us involved in Brisk’s care and future.


Brisk can have a future.  He may have no mum but there is the way forward for him.


He is one of the nicest Shetland ponies I have ever met.

3 thoughts on “Shy Bairns Get Nowt

  1. Linda K

    I’m glad you got what you needed. Having lost his Mum, Brisk deserves the very best of everything.


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