Folklore came to us in fall 2018 to be reunited with his mother \fable after a year and a half apart. Months after Fable came, TAMS learned that she was separated from her yearling son during the cruelty seizure. We let it be known that if ever he was to be rehomed, we felt he should be with us and would provide him sanctuary as well. In the fall of 2018 we got the wonderful news. Fable's son was coming home!
There is no doubt the two remembered each other! Their first night we left them alone but could hear soft nickers and neighs over their adjoining stall's gate. The following day they were turned out together and Mama couldn't get enough of her boy1 She nuzzled and nibbled his neck and just breathed him in.
For weeks she drove him crazy hovering and afraid to let him out of her sight. Folklore was playing the cool teenager and we didn't think he was as emotional as his mother about the reunion. Until weeks later. We tried bringing Fable to a stall for the Ferrier that he couldn't see or access. He became highly agitated, pacing, rearing, neighing shrilly. We immediately brought his mother back and have never separated them again even for a few moments.
I am pleased to say they have relaxed and have began to trust in their forever home together. Fable has gained great confidence in having her young, strong male son by her side.
Annoying Eligh the dog so he will chase him
Being a "pocket pest" for treats
Trying to prove he is the dominant male of the sanctuary
When Fable is a "helicopter mom"
Sharing with Eligh
Being told no