Sometimes you just don't know what life holds, and just when you think you have it figured out...there comes that curve ball again! Well, at the Wild Horse Festival, Cip and I fell in love with two little red roan mustangs, I filled out the paper work, and yesterday they were delivered. They are 'El Rito' mustangs from New Mexico no more than an hour from us here. The tag #'s 31 and 33 on what we believe to be a year old and just under two year old fillies. They have been 'somewhat' gentled from the 'Mustang Camp' for the last 8 weeks, just two weeks after they were bait trapped and removed from the range, once wild and free...no more. We will spend the summer and the fall continuing to gentle and prepare Tag #33 (now named as Sierra Cancion - Desert Song in spanish) to keep with her spanish roots, preparing her to be an Ambassador for the road tour and the Mustangs she represents. 'Sierra Rosa (Desert Rose) tag #31 will be turned out to pasture for a season as I work with Sierra Cancion, whom will also be turned out to pasture for the winter, then bringing her back in in the spring to spend more time reminding her of the lessons learned from this season. It is my desire to give them a full life, with as much 'freedom' as I can offer them as they also become eventual traveling Ambassadors. I have 'fallen' for many mustangs, but fate does our choosing for us at times when we think we know whats best for us...and as fate would have it, These two fillies are those who have been chosen to come under our guardianship. I will take my time building trust and respectful relationship, with little pressure, but desire being the constant relational connector. I am anxious to make the initial contact with them both. For now this is where their 'new story' begins after living free and wild on the range. A life long interruption, that one hopes they will both embrace with kindness and grace. For now, enjoy the pics, and the journey as we learn to walk together, forgiving and accepting a new destiny they have had little choice to choose.
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