Read about our latest work in WA, Roi, an orphan from a remote community.
Roi was found without his mother wandering near the Indigenous community of Bililuna/Mindibungu south of Halls Creek on the Tanami Track in the East Kimberley. He was taken into care by a worker at the community who contacted us to ask for advice. Roi was existing only on the scanty green grass in the yard.
Two of our volunteers, Jen and Louise, drove out to collect Roi and brought him to safety on the back seat of their vehicle. It was a 1600 km round trip.
Roi was weak but very curious, refused to drink milk from a bottle so Jen used a syringe to get him drinking, which he loved.
He was keen to meet Jen’s other horses and saw River eating hay. So Roi tried it too.
That was the beginning of Roi’s new life. Nikki’s mare Kishani took on caring for Roi and he now sees her as his mother. Jen persists with several feeds of milk and lucerne hay each day, Roi goes for gallops in the big yard and now goes with Kishani over the hill to the beach. Roi wasn’t at all surprised to see the vast Indian Ocean and is happy to canter in the shallows.
Wild Horses Kimberley Incorporated thanks all the people who sent donations to pay for the fuel and feed for Roi.
We also thank our volunteers Jen, Louise and Nikki for their tireless work caring for our gorgeous boy Roi.