Dayton arrived from the feedlot in 2009. He was a nursing colt, only about a month old. He came with his mom, Sierra, and adopted brother Clayton. Clayton was orphaned when his mom shipped to slaughter. Dayton and mom took Clayton in under their wings. All were sickly and malnourished, but with special care by our volunteers, they all survived and eventually flourished. Dayton was adopted, but due to an unfortunate family health crisis, he returned to AAE in 2013 Now he calls AAE home with mom, Sierra. The younger horses still naturally gravitate towards Uncle Dayton and Grandma Sierra for comfort and leadership. Grandma Sierra wisely teaches them their manners and proper horsey behavior, while Uncle Dayton is a big character and plays along with the kiddy antics.