Sunday, October 12, 2014
Despite Abuse, Mustang Filly Can Trust
|Men yank on baling twine wrapped around Diamond's neck (photo by Bo Rodriguez) |
Today I touched Diamond. When I saw the mustang filly in the slaughter ring, neighing for her mother, I didn't think she'd survive the repeated trauma of capture, separation from her family, being dragged by her neck by two men, and being sent to a slaughter auction.
Today I touched Diamond at her wild horse home, Wynema Ranch
and if I hadn't noticed her flattening ears, she might've taken a nip. I didn't blame her.
Diamond was rescued with her family, but her mother didn't survive for long. She has a wonderful home and you can visit her if you like.
Read Diamond's story
and you'll know why she touched me
as I watched this hurt and hounded filly relax, and sling her glossy head over the shoulder of Margie, a volunteer she'd never met before.
Our species could learn so much from horses.
p.s. Wynema Ranch and Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund
needs volunteers to help rescued wild horses
Labels: Diamond, foal abuse, Hidden Valley horses, Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund, mustang, Wild horse, Wynema Ranch
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Terri Farley @ 9:28 PM
I haven't read much lately, but are the mustangs still in life threatening danger? I am doing a project at school, so the info is needed. :)
I wrote a paper for school, and somehow convinced the entirety of Sunman- Dearborn Middle school to fall in love with Diamond and write letters to the BLM. Isn't it great? I am not only proud of myself, but the student body for taking a stand!
Dear Lexi, Thanks so SO much for helping the horses! I would love to send your school a thank-you for writing to the BLM! Yay!!!!
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll chat, ok?
ok. thank you :)
would you consider coming to Guilford, Indiana? I have wanted to meet you for a long time.
HI Lexi, YES I'd consider coming to Guilford, Indiana. What if you email me & we can talk more?
Here's my email address:
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Dear Lexi -- I'm traveling a lot for the new book. I'll be in Wisconsin next month, for instance :)