***** HALO is the sweetest, gentlest, most loyal horse I have yet to meet. She was dumped at the Kill Lot because she got old. Her teeth got old, she was losing a significant amount of weight…so they dumped her. We agreed to bring her here, and she has made life here at the Ranch so much better!! Now healthy, she is a force to be reckoned with. Our younger horses can’t keep up with her on the trails. We use her to train our younger horses daily. She is patient, kind and oh so wise…..Estimated to be around 25, she acts and moves out life she’s 12. Halo has a loving Sponsor and will remain here at the Rescue for the remainder of her life. Just goes to show you, never underestimate and older horse. They deserve a chance too !
************************ SHYLO IS A 22 YR old BLM Mustang from Palomino Butte. Shylo worked as a ranch horse for several years at the Shy Ranch in Colorado He was then sold in his late teens to a couple in eastern Oregon. He was very loved for a couple of years, and then the family fell on very hard times. We were asked to take Shylo in and find him a loving, lasting home. Shylo needed a tune up as he had been sitting in a field for about 2 years. So I introduced myself, let him get to know me, and then started riding. What a joy this horse is to work with! We have spent about 40 hours of riding time together, and we have enjoyed every moment of it. There is absolutely nothing this lovely boy won’t do for you once you’ve earned his trust. He is phenomenal. Big, strong and solid both in body and mind. I personally will be honored to find him his own loving human, but I will also be very, very sad to see him go. ….
************** Lobo is an 11 yr old Devils Garden Mustang gelding. Lobo is beautiful, smart, curious and so desperately wanting to connect. He was very low in the herd’s pecking order. He came in very thin and covered with scars, with zero confidence, afraid of everything. We are not pushing this gorgeous boy. Some horses simply take longer than others. He is now halter trained, and has begun to allow some touching. We were finally able to detangle his mane and brush the front part of his body. He is powerfully built and will make an amazing mountain/trail horse. After 4 months here, gradually accepting his new environment and the presence of humans, we feel he is finally ready to go the the trainers. Next week will be the beginning of the rest of this beautiful boys life. Stay tuned!
LUNA HAS BEEN ADOPTED !!!
Luna is a stunning Sheldon Mustang mare from South Dakota. She is 6 years old and is just beginning her training. She is a beautiful mover with a very smooth trot and lots of stamina, she will make a great trail horse and we are very excited to begin her through this process.
UPDATE: Lakota has responded very well, she is now taking the bit with no problems, and is being ridden by Ali Rainwater. She is now ready for adoption. Please contact us to meet this beautiful girl.
When she arrived: Lakota is a fifteen-year-old BLM Mustang Mare, originally rounded up from Northern California. We’re still in the process of tracking down her information as Lakota has been through many homes. She’s had a couple of good homes and several bad ones from what we can tell. She’s rideable and moves out like a dream. But the abuse she has suffered has made her extremely defensive.
We’re working through this patiently with her. Out of fear she has chosen to posture aggression when first approached, which can be off-putting to people who have not dealt with abused horses before. She has some traumatic scarring on both of her hind legs, and is very protective of herself. Having no idea what the person who did this to her actually subjected her to, we are taking it very slowly. She’s having the same issue with the bit. She’s been thoroughly checked over and had her teeth done and there is no physical reason for her to have problems, so we can only surmise that this issue too, has been caused by a human.
She is responding to our patience and care, and we feel that she will be rehabilitated successfully. She will make some lucky person an amazing trail horse someday soon. If you are interested in meeting Lakota please contact us.