Thursday, September 19, 2013
Flashback to Ghost Dance & Sage
A little more than three years ago, I released Ghost Dancer and Sage, mares from the ill-fated Calico Mountains round-up, into the 5,000 acre Wild Horse Sanctuary in Shingletown, California.
The article below is from the Shingletown newspaper & I'm reprinting it today because Sage was finally spotted this summer and I'll share that story with you soon.
Until then, enjoy this flashback.
Happy trails, Terri
Posted on 30 August 2010 by editor
On Sunday, August 22, 2010 the Wild Horse Sanctuary welcomed
two Calico Mountain mustangs to its herd. The two mares were rescued by
Wild Horse Sanctuary support. On Sunday, August 22, 2010 the Wild Horse
Sanctuary welcomed two Calico Mountain mustangs to its herd. The two
mares were rescued 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 public lands near the tribal lands of the Shoshones in
“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.
With a handful of supporters looking on, Wild Horse Sanctuary
President and Co-Founder Dianne Nelson opened the gates at 11:00 a.m.
and Ghost Dancer and Sage scampered into the Sanctuary, joining a herd
of wild horses munching on hay from their morning feeding.
Terri Farley is the author of the popular Phantom Stallion series of books set in the Calico
Mountains in northern Nevada and her fictional herds are based on the mustangs that roam there.
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