We’re all for interspecies friendship, but this one seems more of a case of mistaken identity.
Moonshine, an old-ish mare who resides on a farm in the south-west of Queensland, Australia, was found tending to a random orphaned calf — barely a week old — by cattle grazier Gerda Glasson.
“Moonshine put her nose down as if to say, ‘this is mine,’ and the calf started trying to drink.”
Moonshine has never raised a foal, although she did birth one a decade ago, which died. Maybe she needs a fresh opportunity in the calf. But because she doesn’t produce any milk, her human owners have stepped in to feed the horse-loving baby cow.
They won’t be inseparable forever, though. Moonshine is a polocrosse horse for Glasson’s child.
“I can’t see myself dragging a calf around to the polocrosse carnivals — it’ll be a bit of a sight,” Glasson told the news outlet.