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Dallas is a big, beautiful incredibly intuitive Sheldon Mustang mare from ISPMB, South Dakota, known as the “Hallelujah Horses.” She is always “guarding” her herdmates, always watching.   She’s easy on fences and very quiet. We have had zero problems caused by this mare.

We have only recently begun working with Dallas, and she is gaining trust and confidence daily.  Dallas is approximately 15.2 H, and is estimated to be in her late teens.  Having never been touched by a human prior to arriving at AAM, she is discovering the joy of touching, brushing and attention.  She actually goes into the round pen on her own and waits for you to come and “play” with her. She is nervous still, and can overreact but she quickly catches herself and willingly returns to your side once she realizes she is not in danger.

She is constantly fighting her fear in her desire to bond with humans, which is common. Dallas is currently in the process of maneuvering through ground obstacles, flagging, tarps and getting used to saddles, stirrups, and plastic sheets on her body – all of which she handles remarkably well. She is also learning to hang out with all variety of farm animals, which terrified her at first, and now accepts and seems to enjoy. We adore this mare, and are honored to be involved in this part of her journey.

 

Nash

UPDATE: Nash is available for adoption. He leads. loads, picks up his feet. Nash will be a big boy,  Sheldon Mustang gelding. Contact us to meet this sweet boy 541.890.1274

When he arrived: Nash was born early in the morning May 12th, 2017. His mother Carmen traveled halfway across the country in December along with 8 other horses who were rescued from a flailing Mustang Rescue in South Dakota, to be taken in by AAM.  All the Mustangs had been seized by the Sheriff’s Department and were facing slaughter if not adopted. We told them we would take as many horses as they could fit into the trailer. So we ended up with nine.

There were over 800 Mustangs in need of homes or rescue.  This enormous undertaking was spearheaded by a remarkable woman named Elaine Nash.  This has been the largest Animal Rescue in American history.  We didn’t have to think twice about what to name this little man: Nash, of course.

Nash is very personable, curious and quite the comedian. He is extremely laid back and gets along with every creature he meets.

Paris

Paris is a three year old BLM mustang and went through the TIP (Trainer Incentive Program). TIP helps teach and prepare her to be comfortable to lead, load in a trainer, accept a farrier, and trailer. We took her in after 2 false starts with adopters. She was facing being returned to the BLM holding facility, so AAM stepped in and agreed to take Paris.

Anna, Founder of AAM, has starting to work with her, advancing her training to get her to be adoptable. She’s the first horse we’re launching into our Working Mustangs Program. Stay tuned for more information, as the program is developed.

Paris’s BLM Freeze Mark

Lakota

 

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.