You did good Mamma, good girl, rest peacefully now. We are so very sorry to inform you, our amazing supporters, that we had to lay Cheyenne to rest. We were working hard for a different outcome, but the angels wouldn't have it. Background: On July 7th, our field team, with the help of Jacquelynn (and Sonora) Hughes, rescued this beautiful pair from Butcher Jones. Cheyenne had torn her tendon in her right front fetlock, and was being fought over by many stallions,.. which we knew would not end well for either one of them. (See their amazing rescue story from
Scientifically, wild horses are a reintroduced native species. Economically, they are a big boon to the areas where they exist. Historically, we would not be where we are today without them. Naturally, they help abait wild fires and fertilize the soil where they live. Educationally, the study of wild herd behavior is valuable. Artistically, they inspire many a photographer, painter and sculpturer. Emotionally, they represent what we care about most as Americans; freedom and family. And LUCKILY, there is a way to manage them humanely in the areas where they still exist. But there is no more time to waste, the
Humane Fertility Control is an important part of wild horse management. Without this component we could not have saved the Salt River wild horses. From the very beginning we have said "there are better ways". We've worked hard to solve every safety issue and every management issue in order to prevent their roundup and removal. In this process it's been important to not just to complain, but also work WITH the government and the authorities, while at the same time still representing the public. It's also important to put our money where our mouth is. The management of the Salt
Gideon, the smallest ever Salt River wild horse says:"To amount to big things, you have to care about the little things too." We want to thank all of our volunteers, and especially the night shift; sometimes they drive from Mesa to Prescott just to have a sleepless night! Little crazy? Maybe. But worth it? Tell us yes or no.
Cheyenne is resting her head on her filly Nakota during their afternoon nap. These two are very close and clearly feel safe in their new environment with their Salt River cousins and aunties right next to them for company. (Next to them are Felicity, Iggy, Old Lady, Gem and Mori.) We rescued this unlucky pair on July 7th because mom had a severe fetlock/pastern injury and was hopping around on 3 legs while trying to protect her 2 week old filly. Both were being pushed around and attacked by stallions. (Keep reading for explanation at *) Her fetlock injury has
Thank you to everyone, young and old, with hearts of gold. This amazing young Lady donated all of her 7th Birthday money to the Salt River wild horses yesterday, at the Tractor Supply fundraiser! We think that is so very special. We would like to do something special in return. We have a little gift for her and would also like to invite her and one friend to come spend an afternoon with the rescued foals in Prescott. What do you think Lily? You helped pay for what they need at the vet! Thank you!! Thank you to everyone young and
What a wild fundraiser at Tractor Supply! We had a great time and are so honored to meet and talk to so many wonderful supporters at our table! You can learn about what we do and about all of our rescued wild horses and their stories. Please come say hi to us again at the Tractor Supply in Fountain Hills AZ 8am to 12 noon! Thank you Tractor Supply!
"They need us, so then you just be there for them", said Karen, who was on foal watch all night. Foal care is only a SMALL part of what we do at SRWHMG, but it fills a BIG part of our mission statement; Treat the herd, as well as every horse in it, HUMANELY. But humane wild horse management is neither easy nor cheap. So we hope that if you appreciate our updates and our work, that you will support us with just a small token, because after all, there are over 60,000 supporters here and we could build an
Just a little guy fighting to be alive, dreaming about running like the wind in a big arena with his Salt River brothers and sisters. His bloodwork is improving and his iv came out today! We think he will be as white as snow just like his mom Snow White. (who sadly passed away from colic in the wild) We're not asking for any donations for Snow right now, as our supporters got his vetbill covered already! But you can still sponsor Snow for his future every day needs, because we are counting on his full recovery! (Click link and pick