Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue, a day with Paiute Foals.
On Friday, February 4th, 2011, I got to work with Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue, processing adopted foals from a large group of 60 to 90 young horses, that Jill Starr had been given by the Paiute tribe in Nevada. The Paiute tribe was culling their wild horse herds, and sending many to auction! Kill buyers show up at these auctions, hoping to get a load to take to the slaughter houses in canada or Mexico! Jill Starr, owner of Lifesavers, negotiated with the tribe for these young ones. Thank God they gave them to her!
Terri farley, Dorothy Nylen and myself, rode out to Fallon and volunteered on Friday to help out in the process of tagging them for destinations in Florida and Missouri. Green & yellow grease marker numbered on their rumps, and spray paint on base of tails, designated for Missouri or Florida. Rod also adhered numbered tags on their rumps. She had about 3 guys and a few other woman to help out. The manager of this safe corral facility, John Holmes, was helping out also. Lifesavers had their own photographer, Suzie, a joy to meet. You can probably find some of her images on the Lifesavers fb page, & on Rachael Waller's also.
Rod Rondeaux & Terri Farley, coaxing them into the proper gates after tagging in the chute.
This was a very rewarding experience that I would be honored to volunteer for again. Heartwarming to know they did not wind up on someone's dinner plate somewhere! Lovin' the wild horses!!
A huge thank you to Jill Starr, and all the wild horse angels for helping these babies be safe from kill buyers!
The shot above, is of Terri Farley manning the gates, as this frisky confused baby, tries to go behind, instead of through.
Terri rocks her cowgirl socks, and shows the foal the way! Be sure to checkout Terri Farley's blog. ( Google her name to find it. For some reason I can't get links in on this blog.) We had a great time, such a rewarding day. As of now, 2/28/11, I know that the ones bound for Missouri made it just fine.
Rod, Cat, Jill & Suzie @ the work table. This photo is by Dorothy Nylen, all others by Cat Kindsfather ~ copyright images.