53 NEWLY SEIZED HORSES NEED OUR HELP! Malnourished Pregnant mares, skinny yearlings… a herd left to fend for themselves! MAY BUCKET FUND: THE MUSTANG 53!


This got so out of hand.  A human thought he could let a wild mustang herd live ‘naturally’ in an unnatural setting.  They were cooped up on insufficient acres and bred indiscriminately.  The youngsters are malnourished and half of the size they should be.  All the mares are pregnant and suffering.  Everyone is unhealthy. Most have a body score of under 1.  There wasn’t enough food… and all are suffering because the human mismanaged their care.

Luckily, this herd was seized and is now under the care of three rescues helmed by KHEART, Kansas Horse Education, Advocacy and Resource Team.  (KHEART Member Rescues:
Rainbow Meadows Equine Rescue and Retirement, Inc., Shooting Star Equine Rescue, Inc., and Hope in the Valley Equine Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc.)

Please, let’s help right this wrong.  These mustang mares are all pregnant and in deplorable condition.  Last year’s babies are tiny and haven’t grown property.  All are desperate for groceries and skin remedies.  The malnourished horses all need what food provides.

44 are in holding at $11/horse per day – this is a huge burden to the county.  Nine are in special intensive care to help boost their vigor.  The skinny, tiny weanlings and yearlings are being watched and monitored while their re-feeding programs take shape.

Please, help us help this horribly mismanaged herd come back to health and be prepped for future adoption.

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A very pregnant, 22 year old mare.

This filly is 2 years old. Clearly stunted.

Everyone has a body scale of 0-3.

This pregnant mare is losing her hair from malnutrition.


I really don’t have any idea why a human would think that a natural mustang herd could live ‘naturally’ in an unnatural situation.  They were confined on limited acres with not enough food, no ability to graze and move, no natural enemies and no support.  And on top of this all, they didn’t geld the herd stallion.  So, the herd grew even larger…

This was so unfair.  In a natural environment, they would have a fighting chance… but in a large enclosure, they rely on human help.

There was none.

Until now.

Please help right this wrong.  Let these mares have food so they can foal to their best ability given their condition.  Please let these yearling and weanlings grow to a normal size and be adopted.

They all deserve better treatment from the humans looking after them.

A very pregnant, skinny mare.

A sickly weanling.

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This would mean a lot to me personally.  Let’s be the humans who intervene to make a huge, positive difference in the lives of these captive mustangs.


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2 comments have been posted...

  1. Lana D.

    Wow…I’m horrified & OUTRAGED at what I see! These unfortunate horses to be ”owned” by a most ignorant, arrogant human. PLEASE tell me whomever allowed them to almost starve to death, will face charges? Not sure where or what State this took place, but for god’s sake there has to be some animal protection LAWS on the books…that should be thrown at the imbecile responsible! IF this doesn’t happen it continues, when there are NO consequences – IT continues!

  2. Margaret Smith

    I personally know 2 of these rescues and the 3rd by word of mouth. All are competent and caring. This will take a lot of work but can be done. These are honest, hard-working people giving their all to help horses. I was on the BOD of Rainbow Meadows for 3 three years and had adopted from Shooting Star prior to moving to KS. They need lots of help, monetarily and physically. If anyone is close enough to volunteer, please help out.

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