She was born in September of 2014 and you can tell obviously that she is not a grey. While she looked dun as a foal, she has turned into a beautiful bay like her mom Serena.
Savannah grew up in Sarge’s band who at that time had a home territory between the area’s of Water Users and Foxtail, where the currents are strong. Savannah was taught well by her experienced mom Serena, and was a great little swimmer against the stream, even at a few days old.
She was emancipated from her birthband band (or “stolen”) when she was just a year and a half old, which is the low range of normal emancipation between 1.5 and 3 years old. She ended up in Wind’s band.
Wind is an amazing lead stallion with a very crooked front leg. He bears testimony to the fact that wild horses can heal from severe compound leg fractures and then stubbornly go on with their lives as if nothing is wrong at all.
Savannah had her first foal when she was 2.5 years old and had 3 more, reliably every year in March: Storm, Sirocco, Sahara and Oasis (Sarge’s grandkids). All 4 are still alive and thriving! Savannah will not be having any more foals as she has contributed a great deal of valuable DNA to the herd. Our fertility control program is what keeps her wild and free in her beautiful home.
After Wind was kicked out of his own band and became one of our retired roaming stallions, Savannah ended up with Wisdom’s Honor. He is obviously a Wisdom son, and like his late famous father, he is becoming very powerful, accumulating 8 mares of his own in just the last year.
Savannah is an affectionate mare; she is doing great with Wisdom’s Honor and she seems very happy having that many girlfriends to socialize with.
She is just another example of a happy healthy Salt River wild mare. She is so lucky to be protected by the State of Arizona, lucky to be managed humanely by SRWHMG, under the Arizona Department of Agriculture ( AZDA Salt River Horse Herd ), and lucky to be roaming free in her historic home in the Tonto National Forest.
We are proud to manage them humanely.
* As always please respect the Salt River wild horses by maintaining 50 ft from them at all times.
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