Walking with mama by my side
'showing me the grasses that I could eat.
When on the horizon a mob of brumbies appeared
mama whispered softly, hide in the grass son and hide your ears.
I lay in the grass the sun was warm and I fell asleep
when I awoke mama was gone.
Hungry and thirsty I called out for her
but all I could hear was the wind.
Tired, hungry I lay down closing my eyes
that's when I saw two sparkling stars looking at me
and a soft voice putting me to sleep.
The two sparkling stars I saw are Ian's eyes
he had picked me up and brought me to Bililuna
and put me on a carpet of green grass.
A call for help went out across the land
for a young foal is in need, he lost his mum a week ago
and we think he may be two or three weeks old.
We've done the best we can for him
but now he's growing very weak
Please help: what can we do?
Donations for specialised formula were called for
from brumby supporters in the land and they didn't disappoint.
For Billy who is now called Roi, is living in Broome
and he has found a friend called River, who is so enchanted
with Roi's ears, that whenever he gets the chance, he nibbles them.
Read about our latest work in WA, Roi, an orphan from a remote community.