The horse twins Sarah and Stoney beat the long odds and survived.
Twinning in horses is extremely rare, and both foals rarely make it to adulthood. But Sarah and Stoney, born to a former PMU mare named Moon, both grew up to become beautiful horses.
Today all four of the family members, including younger sister Shadow, are part of the herd at Duchess Sanctuary, where they spend their days playing, relaxing, and roaming the hills on what has been described as a haven for horses.
Located south of Eugene, Oregon, Duchess Sanctuary offers abused, abandoned, neglected and homeless horses a chance to forget their past—many like Moon were bred consistently by the pharmaceutical industry—and enjoy their well-earned freedom on 1,120-acres.
Staff and volunteers provide a variety of care, including feeding, watering, and helping the special needs equines.
Photo of Sarah (top) and Stoney (right) courtesy of Jennifer Kunz and Fund For Animals.