Come on, rain!!!
[November 19] Halleluya, after a completely failed monsoon season it is finally raining on the lower Salt River! Please pray for us to be able to stop feeding the Salt River wild horses.
While nature provided just enough throughout previous years, the drought has been so persistent, that groundcover has not come back along the lower Salt River all year. Many people do not understand that were it not for our extensive feed program, the horses would be in very poor condition and that would be good reason for their removal.
With the natural odds against the Salt River wild horses, it has not been easy, but we have made it work, no matter how difficult or how expensive.
Thank you to the Forest Service and the AZDA for making that part of humane wild horse management possible.
It is still millions cheaper to feed wild horses during times of need in the wild, than removing them and having to feed them for the rest of their lives.
The single factor for the forage availability on the lower Salt River is the amount of rain we get.
So Come on rain!!! Woooohooo!