This month we thought it would be a good idea to tell you some stories of the beneficiaries of your donations. I hope that you enjoy them!
Cloud is a wild horse who came into Wild Horse Rescue Centre (WHRC) in 2010 as a wild, abused mustang age 2. She was thin and afraid. After we gentled her she was adopted. The family who adopted her had to move out of state and asked us to take her back so she returned to WHRC at age 5, she was not saddle trained yet, so WHRC saddle trained her. She is one of our centres riding horses for our international program. She is super people friendly and such a beautiful example of the American Wild Horse with intelligence and endurance.
Romeo, Cloud and Ford are three of our mustangs who live with us permanently. Romeo came into the WHRC back in 2005 as a six year old stallion, starved and wild. His halter had grown into his face because it was put on as a two year old. The person had him for four years, but was still unable to handle him. Romeo is a spokesman for WHRC, he attends festivals and schools to teach people about these amazing horses.
Ford has been with us for 5 years and she was already tame, so she became a great teacher for those who had visited but were afraid, Ford’s gentle ways taught many volunteers that they could trust a horse. She rode many people in such a kind caring way, she is now retired due to age and the accompanying aliments, but we still care for her daily, just no more riding . So she is still able to touch the hearts and souls of people from around the world.
Sophie going for a ride on Kayottee. Kayottee is a rescued mustang, she came into WHRC as a two year old, with two other abused mustangs, who were not as lucky as she. One of them died peacefully under veterinary as she was too far gone to regain her health. The other one had suffered too much abuse and as a result has become a sanctuary mustang because she is mentally unstable. But Kayotte made it! She has even been a show horse at Arabian Nights dinner theatre in Orlando Florida for a few years! When the show ended, Kayottee returned to us to be part of our international riding program.
Copen is one of our smaller four leggered friends. She is 15 years old and we consider her the Story Teller, she always go in the pens with the new horses and just sits or lays in there as if to tell them it will be ok......we adore her each and every day we have with her.
We hope that you enjoyed the stories of these animals and the incredible journeys that they have been on. It is thanks to your donations that they have been able to be rehabilitated and cared for.
Diane, Wild Horse Rescue Centre
Romeo, Cloud and Ford
Sophie and Kayottee