Some of you may have been aware of the older stallions from the Sulphur Mustang herds in Utah who were captured two months ago and auctioned off by the BLM this month?
There was a FB page devoted to the elder stallions, the most photogenic being a 26 year-old Grulla. He garnered lots of attention for his group of 14 older stallions. In fact, he made the news! So, that was excellent for the cause of finding homes for these wise old men.
A team of advocates was ready to bid on the photogenic stallion (and any other stallion needing a home), but he was bid up quite a bit and went to a breeding home, Cascadia Horse Park.
The great news is that ALL of the wise stallions found proper homes – several were sold for only $25. But, don’t worry, there were many advocates there bidding who had been working behind the scenes to make sure all went to safe houses already arranged.
We are focusing on the last three stallions to be auctioned. These three didn’t have any bids yet… BUT NEVER FEAR… they were snagged by advocate Jacqueline who had arranged for these boys to go to Black Hills Mustang Sanctuary in South Dakota. Black Hills was willing to take the boys but did not have transportation funds. Jacqueline put up her own money to make sure these boys were ransomed and transported. (Luckily, nice donors helped her with the cost of transportation.)
She did it all… she called, arranged, flew, paid, followed and sighed. Good Job, Jacqueline!
THE GREAT ENDINGS – LUCKY 3 STALLIONS FROM SULPHUR, UTAH
Jacqueline left her cozy home and flew to Utah last Friday to supervise and follow (and pay for) the transport of the three stallions she had won.
1) Sex: Stud Age: 20 Years Height (in hands): 13.2, Necktag #: 5420 Date Captured: 02/27/15Color: Dun Captured: Sulphur (UT)
#5420 – 20 yr old dun stud, captured February 27, 2015 in the Sulphur HMA, Utah (Freezemark: 95745420 Signalment: HM1AAAADM). For more information on the Sulphur HMA: http://goo.gl/7qH4On
2) Sex: Stud Age: 25 Years Height (in hands): 14.2 Necktag #: 5405 Date Captured: 02/27/15 Color: Sorrel Captured: Sulphur (UT) Notes:
#5405 – 25 yr old sorrel stud, captured February 27, 2015 in the Sulphur HMA, Utah (Freezemark: 90745405 Signalment: HM1AEAEBE). For more information on the Sulphur HMA: http://goo.gl/7qH4On
3) Sex: Stud Age: 14 Years Height (in hands): 14
Necktag #: 3814 Date Captured: 02/27/15
Color: Dun Captured: Sulphur (UT)
#3814 – 14 yr old dun stud, captured February 27, 2015 in the Sulphur HMA, Utah
JACQUELINE’S PHOTO JOURNAL
WHAT ABOUT THEIR ELDERLY MARES?… AH YES… PERHAPS A BUCKET FUND TO GET THEM TO BLACK HILLS, TOO?!
So… Jacqueline is now working on acquiring any of the older mares who did not sell at the auction. Her plan is to reunite them with these boys.
If she can figure it out, I will create a Bucket Fund to get the old gals back to their men!
Perhaps the few who were picked last, may be the luckiest. ;)