HELP the Mustang5 Get their Oct/Nov Sanctuary Board!
The #Mustang5 were living in the wild until they were stampeded for miles by helicopters into traps by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). They were cruely robbed of their divine right to freedom. Shortly afterwards in the captive pens they were ripped from their families forever--their hearts filled with loss. . .
The #Mustang5 are already engaging in healing and educational outreach. Once they have a round pen they will do more work with the community. We will always honor their spirit and never force them to perform. The #Mustang5 are amazing healers. We've witnessed their work. We are so grateful they are so close to the urban community that longs to reconnect with nature and wild ones.
(Indigenous Water Protectors from Standing Rock visit with the Mustang 5)
In 2010, we discovered California (Twin Peaks) little wild brothers, Val and Sol at a large holding facility for captives near Reno. The 2 babies were screaming after being torn from their mamas by the wranglers. We searched for their mamas but the BLM employees didn't know who their mamas were. We saved the colts, vowed to keep them together forever and we have.
So many captive wild horses at the Palomino Valley pens near Reno. Val and Sol were discovered here.
After a long strangles outbreak at BLM's Palomino Valley Center in the winter of 2010-11 that put the whole facility and all the captives in lockdown for months we finally got them out! Val and Sol were saved from the horrors of BLM and went for gentling with a wonderful trainer.
The Twin Peaks band brothers have been together because wild horses have relationships too. We honor that.
(Photo of Blondie and Tibet photo by Sara Fritz)
Meet Blondie and Tibet
Blondie (Fox Hog - left) and Tibet (Divide Basin, WYO - right) were long-yearlings facing their 3rd strike from the BLM's failed adoptions in 2012.
In 2012, After 3-Strikes, captive wild horses lost their protections they could be killed or sold by the truckload for meat.
We waged a huge awareness campaign to educate the public about 3-Strike wild horses being sold for $10 a head by the truckload to foreign slaughterhouses. Our campaign found homes for many wild horses while educating the greater public on the BLM's 3-Strikes nightmare. Blondie and Tibet were about 18 months old and had not found homes. We couldn't risk for them to end up on a kill buyer's truck heading to Canada for slaughter so we took them in. Tom Davis was buying thousands of wild horses by the truckloads at the time. They ended up on a dinner plate in foreign countires as a delicacy. That's outrageous!
(Photo of Amore by Sara Fritz)
Amore was born wild and free in Nevada but ended up in the hands of an Oklahoma kill buyer who bought her at auction. She was going to be trucked to Mexico to be slaughtered for human consumption--a delicacy in Asia and parts of Europe. Her previous owner brought her to the auction with braids in her hair and a note about her shots, shoes and kind temperment. I don't think they knew she could end up in the hands of a KB but that's what happened. Amore suffered a lot of trauma and will never be "used" again.
Now Amore, Val, Sol, Blondie and Tibet board on a peaceful farm at the base of Mt. Diablo State Park, in Walnut Creek, California. The farm is a sanctuary for many kinds of wildlife from quail and rabbits to deer. Several fawns have been born in this peaceful setting as well as ducklings in the spring.
(Members of the community meet Val and other members of the #Mustang5 before a Mustang Meditation™)
Here's what they need every month: Their monthly sanctuary board at a reduced rate is $275. each plus hay, grain and supplements. (Normal board at the farm is $650 per horse with a stall and turnout incl hay.) City water is expensive. So $275 board x 5 mustangs= $1,375 plus 10% GFM fees ($138.) Total monthly board for the #Mustang5 is $1,375 + $138 = $1,513. Oct plus Nov = $3,026. Grain is $19.99 per bag, 6 bags per month x 2 = $240 ($24 GFM) = $264 plus supplements and hay is $1,434 Total is $4724 Please donate and share!
You may Donate $275 + GFM's 10% ($27.50) = $302.5 here if you would like to sponsor one of the #Mustang5 this month!
The American Wild Horse Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the education about and the preservation of America's last wild horses. We do not own the farm and neither does anyone on our board of directors. Our Tax ID is 46-4516347. Donate today to make a difference in the lives of the #Mustang5. Thank you and Bless you!
Val, Sol, Blondie, Tibet and Amore thank you so much for your tax-deductible donation! They are so Grateful for your help and they send you so much LOVE.
For the Wild Ones,
Volunteer Executive Director
American Wild Horse Institute
501(c)3 nonprofit organization
EIN is: 46-4516347
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