In its most elemental definition motherhood is the bearing of offspring. Motherhood is much more, the instinct to nurture even offspring other than our own, is an undeniable force. These two mares have taken mothering to an extraordinary level. Meet Crystal and Moonshine.
In 2015, Crystal, an elderly mare at Mount Bundy station near Adelaide River in the Northern Territory (AUS) adopted an orphan Brahman calf. Crystal and Cooper, the calf, were inseparable spending their days together in the pasture and nights dozing in the barn.