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SpeakHorse

$925 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 13 months
$50’000 to secure a forever home to 25 feral BLM Mustangs!!


The TIP program has been a great incentive to motivate trainers and potential adoptees to reassure BLM mustangs a home. Although it is only a drop in the bucket, it gives some a fair chance to be reintegrated and educated. As Tom Roberts once said: “If you are fond of a horse and wish to do him a real favor – train him well. Teach him good manners, good habits both in the stable and under the saddle. You need never worry about the future of such horse. You will assure him of friends wherever he goes. Perhaps the greatest kindness you can do any horse is to educate him well.”
While the sad truth is that the future of thousands of feral horses won’t hold a happy ending, I still want to help aka educate as many as I possibly can which will allow them to find forever homes. Hence my involvement with the Trainers Incentivce Program. TIP minimal requirement to advertise a horse as adoption ready is catching, haltering, picking up all 4 feet and loading in a trailer. Personally I don’t believe it to be sufficient. My horses will benefit from a thorough education, which includes being under saddle, working cattle and riding many miles through open and rough country. In a sense they will regain their freedom.
The program allows a training period of 90 days during which the trainer also has to find an adoptee that will have the chance of purchasing a trained horse for $125. After the adoption has ben successful the BLM will pay said trainer a sum of $1000. This sum barely covers feed and board.
Working with these feral animals is extremely dangerous and requires a solid training facility as well as an individual that is willing and capable of working with such an animal. After travel expenses to pick up horses from the holding facilities, feed, board, farrier and occasional veterinary expenses, the $1000 dollars may cover just about the first month of training.
Many of you want to help preserve and save these iconic beings but not everyone can adopt a feral horse. Financial support is the other option. Instead of donating money to private groups or organizations that truly only spend the said money to publicize a temper tantrum or big banners that point fingers at who’s doing what wrong etc., why not invest into the people that are actually getting their hands dirty and doing the hard work for basically no compensation.
 
Here is a gross breakdown of the expenses:
 
Travel expense          $ 300
Feed                                $ 500
Board                             $ 900
Farrier                           $ 100
Veterinary                   $ 200
  
TOTAL                           $2'000
 
If I want to be able to keep staying involved in TIP I need to raise $2000 for each horse I will put into my training program. This is where you can help me make a difference. My goal is to hit the $6’000 mark by spring 2019 and pick up 3 BLM Mustangs either from the Wyoming or Oklahoma Holding facility. 

Thank you kindly, Zia.
www.speak-horse.com 


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$925 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 13 months
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$25
McKenna Pratt
10 months ago
$55
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12 months ago
BM
$10
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12 months ago
$50
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12 months ago
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$100
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12 months ago
$25
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12 months ago
$10
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12 months ago
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