Thursday, August 19, 2010
Calico Mares to Join New Herd
CALICO MOUNTAIN MUSTANGS TO JOIN HERD AT
WILD HORSE SANCTUARY ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2010
The Wild Horse Sanctuary in Shingletown will welcome two Calico Mountain mustangs to its herd on Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. The two mares were adopted by Wild Horse Sanctuary supporter and author Terri Farley from a herd of wild horses from the Calico Mountains in northern Nevada that were part of a round-up conducted by the Bureau of Land Management last winter.
The two wild mustangs once roamed the tribal lands of the Shoshones in northern Nevada. “I was determined to rescue an adobe and white pinto mare with the rare Medicine Hat markings. Such horses were held sacred to some Native American tribes,” explains Farley. Because the Shoshones last stand against invaders included the Ghost Dance, a ceremony of rebirth for fallen warriors, Farley began thinking of the Medicine Hat mare as Ghost Dancer. Terri Farley also rescued Sage, a sorrel filly who was captured on the same day as Ghost Dancer.
Ghost Dancer and Sage will be released into the 5,000-acre sanctuary on Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.
5796 Wilson Hill Road, between Shingletown and Manton
Please RSVP to Fred Sater, (916) 952-3642 – Cell, firstname.lastname@example.org, for directions and expedited access for camera crew.
A non-profit organization, the Wild Horse Sanctuary has served as a haven for America’s wild horses and burros since 1978. In its location at 5796 Wilson Hill Road near the northern California community of Shingletown, these disappearing symbols of the American West can roam free and live out their natural lives.
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