Healthy, Beautiful, Plump…PERFECT FOR THE KILL BUYER! EMERGENCY FUNDS NEEDED TO SAVE THESE WILD AND PREGNANT MARES! FEBRUARY BUCKET FUND: SUGARFOOT, ROXANNE AND THEIR FAMILIES!






These gorgeous, big, fat, healthy, wild pregnant mares (and their families: weanlings, yearlings, nephews, nieces, Aunts, lead sire…) are in an extremely precarious position.  There are no laws protecting wild horses gathered on State and private lands. These 19 horses, all family members, are headed to Canada or Mexico and I’m not making this up or being an alarmist.

Luckily, the State is willing to wait a few days for anyone to try to place these intact family bands.  We have a week to negotiate their release.

This is the Very Pregnant Sugarfoot (named by the do-gooders).  What a gorgeous and healthy mama-to-be!  Please let us help her survive and birth this foal!  I cannot stand the thought of her becoming dinner and the foal becoming a leather product.

This is the very pregnant Sugarfoot (named by the do-gooders) just before her capture. What a gorgeous and healthy mare! Please let us help her survive and birth this foal! I cannot stand the thought of her becoming dinner and the foal becoming a leather product.

This is despondent Rojo, Sugarfoot's stallion, as he surrendered to capture.

This is despondent Rojo, Sugarfoot’s stallion, as he surrendered to capture.  He is fat and healthy… you know what that means.

THEIR STORY

Because this has been a dry year, some of the wild horses in the Virginia Range have come too close to the city.  They had wandered onto State land because it provided  good grazing.  Some had wandered onto a nearby private ranch.

All 19 were gathered.

There are 4 pregnant mares in the group plus their weanlings, yearlings, the Stallions, Aunts and Nephews and Nieces.

19 in all.  All families.  Still together.

Roxanne, Sugarfoot and the other mares are due to foal in April or May.

Adoption is a very distant option for these wild horses in the dead of winter.  Luckily, there are Mustang advocates who are racing around today, coming up with a housing plan.

This is Roxanne.  She is heavy in foal, too.

This is Roxanne. She is heavy in foal, too.

This is Bond, Roxanne's stallion, just before capture.

This is Bond, Roxanne’s stallion, just before capture.  He is so beautiful.  Look at those feet!

This photo was taken moments before their roundup.

This photo was taken moments before the roundup of Bond and Roxanne’s herd.

HOW WE CAN HELP SAVE THEM!

The do-gooders on the ground took these wonderful photos and are begging local ranchers to let them temporarily lease ranchland for these horses.  The idea is to let the mares foal which will give the do-gooders time to find permanent homes for these two family units.

Let’s ease the workload by greasing the wheels so the ranchland can be more easily procured and so that 6 months of feed can be purchased – enough time for these babies to be born and have a healthy start!

Saving 19 horses, fixing fences, leasing pastures and feeding them all for the next 6 months will cost approximately $6000.

This is Bond and Roxanne's family - stuck in a pen awaiting their fate.

This is Bond (far left) and Roxanne’s beautiful and fat, healthy family – stuck in a pen awaiting their fate. (Note the baby, second from right.)  I am very serious when I say that they either have us or the meat buyer.  No one wants to adopt wild horses in the dead of winter – immediately – except advocate angels.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LET’S SAVE THESE UNBORN BABIES AND THEIR MAMAS (and their intact family herds!)

I cannot stand the idea of these vital, intelligent, fat and healthy horses going to someone’s dinner plate in Canada or Mexico.

From my heart, Mustangs mean so much… I greatly, greatly appreciate the help!

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GET  US OUT OF HERE!

GET US OUT OF HERE!  This is Sugarfoot and Rojo plus some youngsters from their herd – stuck in a pen, fate unknown.

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