From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your support this past weekend and always… we cannot do our work for the mustangs without you all being exactly who you are and supporting our mission.
An extra warm thank you to Mustang Maddy for being our special guest for the weekend! This young lady has a great gift of teaching horses and humans alike. Stay tuned for more partnerships in the future!
If you were not able to join us for Boots, Buckles & Bourbon
we invite you to join us on our mission…
Please support The Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary on this day of giving!
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We’re not sure how it happened, but it happened. After the final adoption event in Fruita, CO for the SWB horses, we had 3 horses that were not adopted, Kalypso, Little Joe and Surma. They were transported back to the BLM Canon City facility to be put in the Border Patrol Program. Somehow this never happened…
A SWAT advocate and adopter who lives in Missouri, recently noticed there were 3 SWB horses on the register of horses to be adopted in Ewing, IL and Hot Springs, AR. She immediately notified SWAT to find out if their tag ID’s matched the ID’s of the horses that were to be put in the Border Patrol Program. Sure enough, they were a match! Our 3 horses had been transported to the Midwest, had been through a few adoption events, and were now marked as Sales Authority horses. It was vital that we worked quickly and contact the Ewing, IL BLM facility to get our boys back. Fortunately, the BLM in Ewing was very cooperative, and held the horses so we can pick them up and bring them to GEMS in Colorado. WE ARE ASKING FOR
A DONATION OF ANY SIZE
BRING OUR BOYS
GEMS has picked up Little Joe and Kalypso and they are now settled in and fitting in nicely to our training program, but unfortunately, two trips will need to be made…
Surma has come down with Strangles, and will not be allowed to travel for about 4 more weeks. We will make a second trip to pick-up Surma when he is cleared to leave the Ewing, IL facility. We still have not met our fundraising goal to cover our first trip to Ewing and we will face another $956 of expenses for the second trip to get Surma!
For those of you wondering what is next for Y’Oda (featured above) is currently at Little Hawk Ranch in Longmont, CO being taken through saddle training by Carson. If you are interested in adopting him or learning more about him please email firstname.lastname@example.org.