Casper has a lot to teach us about love and nurture. About getting over loss and having the courage and the heart to try again when life is bleak. Having the courage to be vulnerable, and care again. In December 2013 she lost her just born foal to a genetic disorder. At the same time a foal was born to friends whose mother passed away right after birth. It is not every nanny mare who takes on a foreign foal but Casper tool to Topaz immediately and made his world right again.  And hers too in the process.

Caption: Touch means you are not alone. Topaz is leaning in, touching Casper and drawing comfort from her, he is connected and his little foal’s world is once again safe.