First, I wanted to show you some new photos of Grace. Do you remember Grace? She was our September Bucket Fund Horse. I called her “the skinniest horse still alive”. Here are some reminders of her condition and the link to her story…
HERE IS GRACE TODAY!
Amazing what food will do, eh? Yes, she is an older mare, but she still looks great, especially for her age. Good going Darla (Strawberry Mountain Mustangs)!
MUSTANG SADDLEHORSE PRISON GENTLED ADOPTION, February 12
As you may know, I went to the first mustang saddlehorse prison gentled adoption last October. I had expected to see a bunch of hooligans whipping on poor, wild horses. But, I was wrong — waaaay wrong. Truthfully, I was quite impressed. In short, these prisoners covet this job and related, rather well, to these newly gathered mustangs. They are both prisoners, you could say.
Well, an amazing thing happens when you put convict together with wild horse for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week for 90 days. As God as my witness, those horses were gentled and responding very well without fear or bullying. And, to my eye, those convicts practically cried when their particular horses were adopted. They even went so far as to help the new owners during their first ride out back. It was an eye-opener for me and I have supported this program ever since. Here is a link to the first story where I give more detail about the people who run the program. Very interesting program.
And, if any of you want a brilliant mustang who is well started, has not been exposed to any diseases or bad things (other than the gather…) and not very expensive, you NEED to go to this Adoption.
We don’t know how long we will be able to adopt the wild mustangs…many have been gathered. There aren’t many left.
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INSTANT KARMA DO-GOODING! Our December Bucket Fund
HELP AND GET A PAYBACK!! Donation Gift Certificates are here (link)! Yup, if you donate to help Tullie (the burned horse), Gump (the ugly horse), Dixie (the starved and sick horse) or the Wild Mustangs/Burros (the gathered horses), you can now get “A Donation has been made in Your Honor” certificates to give as gifts! You can give them to coworkers, family, friends or even in lost pets’ names… for this Holiday Season. Yay! INSTANT KARMA!