Thank you to everyone who kept her a safe secret!
We want to thank everyone who knew about the new filly, and refrained from posting and announcing her for these first two weeks. We also want to thank everyone who is respecting her space and warn a few people who are not.
The Salt River wild horses are protected by law and if you are in their way at all, you are interfering, which is illegal. Please keep a distance of 50 ft minimum from Minnie and foal and the entire band, especially at the horse crossing. We just hope that all photographers can keep the BIGGER picture in mind and FOCUS on her well being.
If you are a witness to someone bothering or interfering, please nicely ask them to stay 50 ft back first and video any harassment in progress. You may also call our hotline. (480) 868 9301 in these cases.
At the same time, it is 100% possible to take great pictures while not bothering them at all, and therefore we do not discourage photography, because after all, it is what makes them loved around the world. The band is fairly comfortable with respectful people, as long as you are vigilant about giving them the 50 ft distance and not surrounding them, they always need to be able to move freely where they want to go.
Moving on to the very important subject of naming her! Here are the names suggested by the public that are in line with the theme. We name horses by themes, so that many years later we can still instantly remember which band and bloodline they originated from.
Please pick your favorite out of the following Disney themed names and post in a comment, (please only post once):
- Moana (because she will have black flowing mane)
- Mattie (which also is inline with Dad Serta.)
- Mirabel (which is a nice ode to Belle)
(Melody and a Majesty were also suggested, but these names are already taken by other Salt River horses)
Thank you for your input!
📷 Feel free to share your pictures and stories with us and tag them with #SRWHMG and #saltriverhorses
These pictures are by GP Walsh Photography, Karen Carney and Luanne Hedblom.