Category Archives: SKYDOG SANCTUARY

I’M GOING TO GO VISIT THE STANG GANG!!!






I AM SO EXCITED!

It has almost been almost a year since Remi, Rojo and Sam moved up to the SkyDog Sanctuary in Oregon.  (Facebook here)

Do you remember?

It was so hard for me but I knew it was the right thing to do after we moved here to Paso Robles.  This property is just not suitable for somewhat wild horses.  We had no trees, no shelter and no rocks to trim their feet.

I could see the life going out of their eyes.  Especially Remi.  She was miserable here.

Anyway, I drove up to Skydog last year to be there when they were released.  You can read that story here.

Here is a photo of the Stang Gang when they lived with me in Grass Valley.

Sam, Remi and Rojo. I had them for for 8 years – until last year when they had to opportunity to go to Skydog Sanctuary. 9500 acres in Oregon.

THEY CAME TO MY CALL

When I visited the day after they were released, all three came running when they heard my call.

THAT was amazing.

I wonder if they will come again when I call?

Clare, from Skydog, says that they all act very wild now.  In fact, the caretakers at Skydog were having difficulty haltering Rojo for his vaccinations.

 

If they don’t come to me, I will be heartbroken BUT I understand that they are reverted and happy without humans.

If they do come to me, I will be THRILLED!!

So… we shall see!

I will tell you all about it when I return! Wish me luck.

I took this photo the day after they were released at Skydog. They came when I called! Sam, Remi and Rojo.

 


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AN UPDATE ON ROJO, REMI AND SAM! PLUS, a chance to do a really nice thing…






As you all know by now, Remi, Rojo and Sam have all hit the Wild Mustang lottery by being invited to live at SkyDog Ranch Sanctuary (7600 acres in Prineville, Oregon).

It does my heart good to see photos of them – fat and happy.  The below pics were taken just today.  Their winter coats are gone, all are well fed and looking like the wild&free life is suiting them greatly.  I swear that Rojo looks like a wild stallion now.  He has that look in his eye…  Although he was always a gentleman and I adore him, this is where he was meant to be.  I feel as though I was meant to rescue him, so that I could free him.

Rojo. Doesn’t he look like he was always wild (and he was, I felt)?! So handsome.

Very plump Rojo and Sam.

Gorgeous Remi. She was my girl and I miss her. But, I think she is very happy where she is living now.

Ahhh, the wonderous food truck! This is strong and dominant Remi with Rojo to her left.

Rojo pushing his girls forward. Remi in front, Sam to her right. It is so nice that they have maintained their herd friendships as well as incorporated a few more into their band. Lovely.

A VERY NICE THING TO DO… and I would be greatly honored by your help.

Skydog Sanctuary continues to aid, administer to, find homes for, transport and take in branded mustangs who are in desperate need – those languishing in meat feedlots.

As you know, Skydog took in Rojo, Remi and Sam as a special favor to me – due to my new living arrangement.  A wonderful gift and I am indebted with heartfelt gratitude.

At present, I think Skydog Sanctuary is housing over 70 equines (including BLM donkeyss), goats and an emu.  They work really, really hard – out in the middle of horsegod country – with just a handful of volunteers and rockstar ranchhands.  Mostly, they do it all themselves.

Yesterday, I noticed a plea from Skydog  – asking for help with their ‘hay for winter’ fund.  Now, they rarely ask for anything… but I learned that they have an opportunity RIGHT NOW to get a large hay load at a low cost.   This plea for help is very important to them.

Since we’ve all enjoyed Skydog’s wonderful stories of rescue, their updates on The ‘Stang Gang and their gorgeous photography, if at all possible, please contribute directly to Skydog’s hay fund.  Thank you very, very much.

CLICK HERE to make a 100% tax-deductible donation to help Skydog with their hay drive for winter.  Any amount – a mouthful of hay or a huge hay belly – will be deeply appreciated by me, Skydog and all the mustangs!  *Anyone who donates $115 – the price of a ton – will get a Skydog hat sent to their home courtesy of Clare from Skydog Sanctuary!

WILDMAN ROJO thanks you!

MORE PHOTOGRAPHY FROM SKYDOG SANCTUARY

Yes, that is who you think it is…

THAT WAS WORTH SOME HAY, RIGHT?!  CLICK HERE TO DONATE A MOUTHFUL, A BALE OR A TON!

 

BEAUTIFUL, TENTATIVE SAM, thanks you!!

 

 


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