Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2020’

IT’S GO TIME! – 911 FOR PREGNANT MARE SHIPPING TO SLAUGHTER – LOADS TOMORROW – AT LEAST 12 BABIES AND MORE EXPECTED!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

IT’S GO TIME AGAIN – Just got the call for a pregnant wild mare who is slated to ship tomorrow. I have to commit asap so we can keep her off the slaughter truck.

Catcher called, and so did the shipper. I have AT LEAST 12 MORE BABIES AT THIS MOMENT – and more expected by the time I get there.

However, I CANNOT say yes to saving these kids without raising enough money to pay back the emergency funds that were depleted with this last rescue. With the balances left for the unexpected repairs on the trucks and trailers, the last batch of hay and the previous vetting, even the emergency funds are depleted. Chilly Pepper cannot responsibly commit to saving more horses without having enough money to care for the horses we already have saved.

I am sure if there are 12 babies now, by the time I get up there we will be looking at a much larger number. The catchers are out in full force trying to get as many rounded up as they can before winter.

I realize the world as we once knew it is upside down. I am having to make decisions based on the reality of our current situation. I can only save horses I know I can provide and care for. I am hoping that y’all want them saved enough to skip a latte, or a night out, or that much loved pedicure. Times are tough, but these horses do not deserve to be slaughtered.

More and more people are dumping horses and it seems like we are doing quite a bit of “hospice type care”. Saving these animals and providing the love and care they so deserve for the short bit of time I often have with them is important.

YOU decide how many I (we – together) can keep saving.

CAN WE RAISE ENOUGH FUNDS TO SAVE THIS PREGNANT MARE AND ALL OF THE BABIES? I am praying so.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

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CHASITY’S CHALLENGES: Perfecting the Moves: 6-2-20

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Chasity fully enjoys her lessons these days and waits anxiously at the stall door! She knows when I count my blessings, I count my mules (and donkeys!) TWICE! Chasity has been working in the Hourglass Pattern and through obstacles for two months now. Her posture and core strength continue to improve with her weekly lessons. Now it is time to perfect each movement and make sure they are done correctly and in complete balance.

In addition to her weekly stretching exercises, we do abdominal flexion exercises with Chasity every day at feeding time. We ask her to tighten her abdominal muscles, raise her back and hold for sixty seconds. We do this by tickling her belly firmly at the midline underneath while she is eating from her feeder. This makes for marked improvement in her sway back (Lordosis).

We have had her left hind hip adjusted twice and she is now better able to swing through the hip joint and bring her foot underneath her center of balance with each stride. Instead of simply lowering her head and neck, she is now lowering her head and neck and arching across her entire spine. Her stiffness has greatly subsided.

At every halt in the Hourglass Pattern, we stop, square up, reward, arch the spine and reward again. Chasity really enjoys this exercise!

Her movement around the cones continues to progress with the small circles at each cone. She is much more flexible, stays upright and bends to the arc of the turn through her rib cage.

Because of the overweighted crest on her neck, she has more difficulty bedding to the right, so we do a neck stretch to the right, before transversing around the cone to the right. This simple pause allows her to rebalance and keep her upright balance while bending though her rib cage on the circle around the cone.

With the stiffness in her left hip gone, she can now reach underneath, lift her her body efficiently and reach upward and forward with her front legs, adding some increased suspension to her gait.

Both hind legs are now reaching well underneath her body and provide the support she needs for her athletic performance to be much more precise and executed correctly.

When her lesson was over, we decided to make a couple of visitations with her new friends, first with Billy Bad Ass, a 26-year-old mule and then with our 10-year-old mini donkeys, Augie and Spuds. When movements are consistently done the same way whether in the training pattern or just going from one place to another, when halts are always squared up and when good behavior is consistently rewarded, there is no anxiety. Standing still and waiting patiently become the norm and this makes for a mutually satisfying relationship between you and your equine!


NEWS: Wild horses could really use your help

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

News & Alerts

A Heart-Wrenching Scene at the Diamond Complex HMA

Earlier this week, our team set out to observe yet another devastating roundup, this one at the Diamond Complex in Nevada, where the BLM plans to roundup 1,225 innocent wild horses, permanently removing 1,165 of them from their home on the range. In just one day, we watched as 126 horses lost their freedom, and three lost their lives.

The scenes were both heart-wrenching, and unacceptable. At AWHC, we pride ourselves for our ability to document these roundups in order to keep the BLM accountable, but as lovers of wild horses, watching scenes like the one captured in the video below never gets easier. Nonetheless, we know how important BEING THERE, and bear witness to this heart-wrenching mistreatment of our wild horses and burros. We will never stop showing up, and doing everything in our power to keep them wild and free.

If you have a minute, please take the time to watch this video, chip in any amount you are able to afford today to our Roundup Fund, and share this with your friends. We can’t keep letting the BLM get away with this violence and need to make ourselves seen and heard.

Please note: this link contains upsetting images of violence against wild horses.

Tell the Forest Service to STOP Roundups Amid Red Flag Fire Warnings

What they’re doing right now is completely unconscionable.

Last week, we contacted you about the ongoing reckless management practices being carried out against the Devil’s Garden wild horse population in California’s Modoc National Forest. As if selling and shipping horses to whoever will buy them for just $1 — — with no oversight, or safeguards in place –isn’t bad enough, it gets worse…

Right now, in the middle of record-breaking heat and wildfires, in unhealthy air quality conditions and while under a red flag fire warning, Modoc National Forest officials are STILL using helicopters to run down and round up desperate wild horses, as they are forced to run for miles struggle to breathe in the smoky conditions.

Already, 195 horses have been rounded up since last week, and it’s only going to get worse for these imperiled horses and their foals unless we speak up RIGHT NOW and demand an end to the Forest Service’s brutal treatment of California’s wild horses. Will you join me and sign the petition demanding an immediate STOP to roundups during unsafe wildfire conditions?

This latest — and most egregious practice — joins a LONG and growing list of completely reckless management practices carried out by Modoc National Forest leadership that more than 10,000 of us have spoken up against sending letters, making calls and sharing on social media — including:

  • Selling horses for $1 apiece, with no agency-wide system to vet potential buyers and lax policies such as allowing one individual to purchase up to 24 horses a day;
  • Providing free – or heavily subsidized – transportation to private individuals who purchase large numbers of horses using in part, federal funding;
  • Allowing Modoc staff to make their own determinations on to whom to sell horses and which buyers are eligible for free transportation based on a “case by case basis.”

We can’t sit back and let this gross disregard for the welfare of our wild horses go uncontested, or continue under the radar.

Will you speak out NOW by signing this petition to demand that the Forest Service cancel the roundup due to these unsafe wildfire conditions and work instead to manage the Devil’s Garden wild horses humanely in the wild?

> SIGN THE PETITION <<<

AWHC Announces Annual Stay Wild Event on Oct. 1

In case you missed our announcement last week, we wanted to take this opportunity to express our excitement for our annual Stay Wild Event on Oct. 1! We decided to bring the wildness right to your screen with a creative twist to a virtual event that you won’t want to miss.

This year, we’ll bring talented performers, influencers, and top wild horse advocates in America into your homes for an exceptional evening of charity and entertainment. We really hope that you’ll be able to join us.

WHEN: Oct 1, 2020, Pre-Show: 4:45 PM, PDT, Main Event: 5:00 – 6:00 PM PDT

WHERE: Virtual

WHY: To raise funds for AWHC and our ongoing work to Keep Wild Horses Wild

We hope you stay safe and well this weekend and as always, thank you for your support in helping our wild horses stay free and wild!

– The AWHC Team

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Chasity Meets The Monster Vac 6 2 20 20

CHASITY’S CHALLENGES: Chasity Meets the Monster Vac: 6-2-20

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6-2-20

Chasity is now regularly coming to her stall door and is always anxious to see what the next challenge will be. The one thing she HAS learned is that she will never be hurt by anyone here. Cleaning her ears was a necessary evil at first, but she now enjoys the gentle cleaning as I wipe the rag with the grain of the hair to get the dirt from her ears. And she loves having clean ears! We are ALWAYS consistent and stay with the routine about everything we do with all of our equines. They appreciate knowing what comes next. Ours is a NO ANXIETY zone, but that doesn’t mean we do not challenge them and set boundaries for good behavior. Chasity is about to be tested to the max with her next new challenge!

Chasity really enjoyed the brisk brushing with the multi-bristled human hair brush. It is the only brush that I have found the really expedites shedding and leaves the coat soft and shiny. It reaches deep in the coat and aerates the hair shafts. After the brushing, it is followed with either the shedding blade to remove the loosened hair laying on top, or….there is an introduction to the VACUUM CLEANER!!! Chasity was not too sure about this BIG BLUE THING that rolled!

We always take the introduction of new things slowly. I gently coaxed Chasity toward the vacuum cleaner. This was an approach that she recognized from her obstacle training and moved furtively toward me to receive her reward of crimped oats.

She watched the cameras while I went to plug it in. The loud sucking noise startled her! I acknowledged her concern and calmed her with a soothing voice.

But then it was time for the business of vacuuming HER! I use the cotton lead rope for control, but she is prevented from going backwards with the second hitch rail tie made of a stout braided nylon rope with bull snaps on each end. The last thing you want is for the rope to break! I talked to Chasity and ask her if she would rather calm down and step forward to receive her reward…she thought about it…I waited patiently…

…and she decided that was a pretty good idea! She tentatively accepted the vacuum on her forehead. This is a spot where they generally like to be vacuumed first.

I laughed as she made a plea for help from the camera people! Then I had to straighten out the hose and she was certain that big black coiled “snake” was going to get her!

She wasn’t exactly pleased, but she allowed me to begin to vacuum her neck…and then her shoulder. I kept a hand on her so she could feel my caring support.

It didn’t take long for her to calm down and allow me to vacuum the rest of her body. She discovered that it actually felt pretty good!

Then I looped the “BIG BLACK SNAKE” over the hitch rail to prepare to do the other side. She sat back on the rope again, but was easily coaxed forward again.

Things are always different from one side of an equine to the next. So, when I approached from the other side, she again sat back on the rope, but came forward again quickly to receive her reward.

I did her forehead again while she fixated her gaze to the camera people. When I got to her body, she was fixated on the BIG BLUE BOX, but not bothered at all by the suction, or the hose.

After I finished her right side, I knelt by the BIG BLUE BOX and asked her to come and investigate which Chasity did willingly. She had conquered the challenge of the MONSTER VAC!!!

Something to look forward to!

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

When we began to realize that COVID-19 wasn’t going anywhere anytime soon, aside from the sadness for those who are suffering first hand from the pandemic, I began to worry for the horses who rely so heavily on all of us responsible for speaking up for them.

Every year, AWHC hosts our Stay Wild event, which not only gives us a rare occasion to celebrate all things wild horses, but also allows us to financially prepare for the next year’s fight for freedom. It’s also an event that our entire team looks forward to.

The idea of not being able to host this year’s event in person was so disappointing. And so we asked ourselves, how can we make this work? We decided to bring the wildness right to your screen with a creative twist to a virtual event that you won’t want to miss.

This year, we’ll bring talented performers, influencers and top wild horse advocates in America into your homes for an exceptional evening of charity and entertainment. I really hope that you’ll be able to join us.

WHEN: Oct 1, 2020, Pre-Show: 4:45 PM, PDT, Main Event: 5:00 – 6:00 PM PDT

WHERE: Virtual

WHY: To raise funds for AWHC and our work to Keep Wild Horses Wild

You will be taken on a journey through the West, given an inside look at our programs and introduced to our very special guests!

This is our largest — and only — big ticket event of the entire year. We rely on the proceeds of this event to fund the critical programs, equipment, veterinary and fertility control supplies and technology that we use all year round in the field to protect, treat, and manage the wild horse and burro populations we love so dearly. We really hope you (and your friends!) can make it, but if you cannot please consider donating any amount you’re able to afford, to our roundup fund here, or check out our silent auction when it opens on September 21!

100% of the proceeds from each item purchased goes directly to the American Wild Horse Campaign.

I hope you can join us for this one-of-a-kind event. I know I’m looking forward to it especially right now when we are so much in need of a good celebration!

Let’s keep wild horses wild!

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THANK YOU FOR THE LOVE AND SUPPORT AND FOR GETTING THESE “GRANDMA’S & INJURED BABIES” TO SAFETY

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Thank you for your wonderful donation and all of the love and support.

I wanted to take a couple minutes to stop and say “thank you” for your life-saving donation. I cannot begin to express my appreciation for your help saving these precious lives.

This group is a hot messWe have two babies who had huge chunks of their faces ripped away by “an adult horse?” (That is the info I was given.) The injuries are pretty horrific and we have 2 others with infected legs and another who was stepped on and can barely walk. So sadly, lots of injuries that need a lot of special care and medication.

Grandma Sue is in with one of the babies and loving it. She is missing most all of her teeth, so is another “special needs” lady. It is so nice to watch her with the baby. They bring so much comfort to each other.

Sadly Great Grandma Lilly most likely has very little time. She was down this morning and I was not sure if she would be able to get back up. Thankfully our prayer chain was answered and she is up again. SHE IS A VERY HAPPY GIRL THOUGH.

We had her hoofers done, had her vetted yesterday and have given her every thing the vet could think of to help her get stronger. Her teeth are horrific, but Doc said “her legs are even worse”, and that is not good. She is simply enjoying the loves and having food that she can actually eat. She is drinking and eating well, but there has been a tremendous amount of damage done to her poor body. I am afraid she will only be here for a short time, but at least she is not going to die scared and alone, but rather surrounded by love and having a full belly and no pain.

She loves to cuddle, and can do so much longer than I can stand on my leg. She is obviously feeling very safe and is surrounded by other horses, but none can steal her feed. It is a gift to be able to spend her last days loving and caring for her.

I hope God has His vengeance with the man who did this to her. :(

Below, one of my favorite little “would have been a lead mare lol”

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

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CHASITY’S CHALLENGES: Chasity’s Farrier Visit: 5-22-20

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5-22-20

When Chasity first arrived, her hooves were inordinately long in front with Borium shoes and her back feet were worn unevenly and at the wrong angles. Because her body was in such bad posture and her hooves so out of balance, we knew it would take quite a while and lots of frequent trims to get her hooves balanced and aligned properly. This would have to be done in conjunction with getting her body into good posture with the core strength to support that good equine posture. This would be Chasity’s  challenges!

Chasity is now standing quietly and picking up her feet easily, but she still wasn’t sure about standing still without being tied up. A small challenge for her would be to learn to stand quietly in the alleyway of the barn while our farrier, Dean Geesen works on her instead of being at her work station in the Tack Barn. Because she stood still, she was rewarded with her favorite crimped oats. The misshapen hoof is beginning to rotate into a more balanced position, but we still have a lot of work ahead before the hoof will be correct.

Dean is a therapeutic corrective farrier that is familiar with Longears. This is a critical element in your Longears’ welfare. Longears have angles and hoof construction that is quite different from a horse and it takes a knowledgeable farrier to keep from doing them harm. Chasity feels the difference in the balance of her feet, however slight, and it affects her whole body!

Chasity’s hind feet appear as if they have been done like a farrier would do a horse. Her rear hooves are not as upright as they should be with insufficient heels. Dean leaves the heels, rasps the front feet and rolls the toes a bit to promote more proper action and healthy growth. As long as I have had donkeys, I have never had to put shoes on them. It is my experience that when they are in good postural balance in their body, they generally wear their feet evenly and vice versa. When fed properly, the hooves remain hard and balanced. They don’t even need to be trimmed all that often if they are not consistently standing on soft ground, or in mud. We use pea gravel in our runs and driveways. In the runs, we put about four inches down. It drains well, is hard enough to promote hard hooves, is rounded and does not chip the feet and is soft enough for the equines to lie down comfortably.

Chasity is tolerates yielding her back feet much better after having a chiropractic adjustment in her pelvis and hip joints yesterday. This is a dramatic beginning for her toward MUCH better balance and posture. She had to be a very sore and uncomfortable animal when she first arrived. She is now feeling some relief and is much more cooperative.

The front hoof on the opposite side reveals the compromised imbalance that she had when she came to us. However, the first trim put her on the road to recovery and her feet are beginning to grow in the correct direction. She has gained a lot more heel in the rear in the past eight weeks.

Chasity has learned to be sent into her stall and then to turn and square up for her reward! Her gait has improved substantially in the past two days with chiropractic work and another trim!


911 CALL TO SAVE GRANDMA & GREAT GRANDMA FROM SLAUGHTER A CALL FOR AT LEAST 9 MORE BABIES AT THE SHIPPER! CLOCK IS TICKING

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

A HEARTBREAKING CALL FOR AN ABUSED, EMACIATED “GREAT GRANDMA”. Lilly is a 35? year old mare who was on her way to a horrific end. Her feet are horrible, she can barely walk, she is starved beyond measure and her teeth are a nightmare. Yet even after being abused and neglected, she is still the sweetest thing on this earthWILL YOU HELP ME HELP HER?

You can clearly see by how uneven her teeth are that she has had no care, and has been slowly starving to death.

I honestly don’t know if we can offer her more than good food, comfort, and no pain, but I will do every possible thing I can to make the rest of her short life the best of her life. But I need your help to do that.

ANOTHER HEARTBREAK – Grandma Sue is a wild, very old, very thin mare who does NOT deserve to be crammed into a crowded trailer and trampled on the way to the slaughter house. I honestly do not know if she will much time left either, but it should certainly be one where she is loved and cared for.

I have AT LEAST 9 MORE BABIES coming, NOT INCLUDING the 4 we just got. So we need to vet 15 more kids on Monday, so I can hopefully head back to NV. The stock trailer is finally fixed, to the tune of $2500+, but we have to be safe when we haul this precious cargo.

I realize the emergencies keep on coming, (believe me, I am emotionally and physically exhausted, especially because I am here alone), but these babies and these “old ladies” feel like their life is just as important as the other ones we saved. So PLEASE help me save them if you canThe Shipper is loading tomorrow, so I need to commit to “Grandma Sue” immediately, and let him know if you want to save her, and if I can take the babies. I have to raise enough funds to safely do so.

If you want me to save these before I head back to NV, I need your help now!
The babies have no where else to go. Every life matters, and I guess these kids are also part of the reason God kept me here, because if I had gone home, Grandma and Great Grandma would be facing a horrific ending, and we all know what that means. However, since I am still here, with your help, we can save them both.

AS ALWAYS, THANK YOU to everyone who donated, shares the posts and lifts the much needed prayers. Together, we ARE making a difference!

Dakota is hanging in there. Doc said his eye will most likely need to be removed when I get back home, but at least some of the pressure has been relieved and the horrible wound on his side is draining nicely. THANK YOU for helping him!

Below, the photo that was sent of “Grandma Sue”

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

LAST day to submit your comment

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

We have only 24 hours to speak up on behalf of wild horses before the BLM closes comments to its National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board meeting.

Later this month, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a virtual gathering of the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board. There they will discuss the ongoing management of wild horses and burros on public lands, as well as “measures for increasing the placement of wild horses and burros into good homes through adoptions and sales.”

While adoption of captured wild horses is the best outcome for captured horses and burros, it should be the very last option when discussing population management.

There’s a better, more humane, scientific AND cost effective way to manage wild horse and burro populations and AWHC is demonstrating how that’s done with our innovative gold standard PZP fertility program.

Wild horses and burros cannot speak for themselves at this meeting, so they need us to speak up for them and act as citizen advisors. Comments are due TOMORROW so make sure you have your say, today;

Without pressure from people like you, the BLM will have no reason to cease the roundups that harm or kill innocent animals every year. Ranchers who graze private livestock on public lands and their well funded lobbyists will make sure their voices are heard. We need to be prepared to do the same.

Speak up for wild horses and burros: Submit your comment today.

Thank you for lending your voice.

— AWHC

PS — You can join the September 24-25 meetings at BLM.gov/live.

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TODAY’S EMERGENCY INTAKE – THE REASON WHY I AM “STILL HERE”? A LIFE SAVING CALL FROM THE TRAPPER!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Meet “DAKOTA” – Chilly Pepper’s newest critical care child.

I had an emergency intake today. A 911 call from the Trapper to see if I wanted to help an injured colt. The decision had already been made to “destroy the colt”, when the trapper heard “I was still in WA”.

Is Dakota the real reason I was stuck here for so long? I knew God had a reason, and if I had left for NV as planned, this beautiful yearling would be dead right now. I am so grateful for the call and the chance to save him.

Dakota will most likely need his eye removed due to the amount of trauma. It is horribly injured and he is on pain meds and antibiotics. He will be vetted at the earliest opportunity, and sadly, his care will be spendy to say the least.

God obviously kept me here for a reason, and it was clear to me that I was supposed to be here for Dakota, so of course I agreed.

( I was actually expecting a call for something like this, critically injured or ill. )
However, I am praying hard for a different outcome than we had with my beautiful “Miracle Girl”.

Dakota was wild, but is gentling up quickly as he seems to understand we are helping. Mama Mel and Cam rushed right over so we could get him vetted and some pain meds on board. Teamwork makes the dreams work! *So grateful for the amazing folks around me!*

He also has a huge hard lump behind his right leg, which actually concerns me nearly as much as his eye. I am praying it is nothing too serious. At this point he is much more comfortable than when he arrived and is munching his hay and enjoying his pain meds.

Please help this little guy if you can and say a prayer that the infection has not spread too far. Chilly Pepper was obviously not in a wonderful financial position to take on a baby with his needs, but he is here and he is staying with me.

Again, this was a “faith decision”. How could I not when it was so obvious that I was not going home on my schedule. I am so grateful to God for all the hiccups or this little man would not be here with me.

When I get these calls, I never know what the injuries will look like or how badly they are hurt. You just get to say “yes or no”, so I said “yes”!

Please help me provide the care that he needs. Your love and support are SO APPRECIATED! Thank you to everyone who is helping us get the vehicles back on the road and the horses home safe!

Below: The Pregnant mare y’all saved!!

She came with a baby, but sadly it was not her baby. The filly has been adopted by some wonderful folks who are constantly stepping up to help me when I am up here. So again – a 3 life save!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

You’re Invited: Stay Wild special event

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

We’re thrilled to announce that the American Wild Horse Campaign is hosting its 3rd annual Stay Wild benefit, an action packed hour to celebrate — and most importantly, benefit — our wild horses and the real wild West!

We will bring the wild to you (virtually, of course) with breathtaking footage of wild horses and burros, a knock-your-boots-off silent auction, big name musical guests, a signature cocktail (if you care to imbibe), and special appearances from celebrities, AWHC staff and board members, and influencers from around the country.

WHEN: Oct 1, 2020, Pre-Show: 4:45 PM, PDT, Main Event: 5:00 – 6:00 PM PDT

WHERE: Virtual

WHY: To raise funds for AWHC and our work to Keep Wild Horses Wild

 

We’ll take you on a journey across the West to watch our programs in action and introduce you to our special guests!

You won’t want to miss this event. It’s our largest — and only — big ticket event of the entire year. We rely on the proceeds of this event to fund the critical programs, equipment, supplies and technology that we use all year round in the field to protect, treat, and manage the wild horse and burro populations we love so dearly.

Even if you can’t make the event, our one-of-a-kind silent auction is open to everyone and is packed with unforgettable experiences, art, jewelry, food and beverages! The auction opens for bidding on September 21, 2020, but you can preview the items and get your wish list going now!

100% of the proceeds from each item purchased goes directly to the American Wild Horse Campaign.

We hope you can join us in celebrating our wild horses, and we encourage you to invite your friends, family and colleagues to take part also by forwarding this email!

For our wild horses,
Suzanne, Grace and the whole AWHC family

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STILL stuck in WA – broken trucks and trailer issues – AND….. – MORE BABIES, AN OLD MARE, & BRED BACK MOM & FOAL PAIR!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

URGENT – MORE HORSES NEED YOU TO HELP THEM STAY ALIVE, and as usual, their time has run out.

We have a Mare and Foal Pair, (and Mama is bred back)so that is 3 lives to save!, PLUS…

We have the mare above that I still need to pay for, (I simply couldn’t wait to fund raise and had to commit on faith.) PLUS – MORE BABIES are coming from the trapper and the shipper!

It’s been a super rough week, and as usual we don’t know for sure how many horses need us.

One of the catchers had at least 3, and that is just for today. Shipper has ?

The rescue has been hit all at once with the need for truck tires, (and it was imminent – one was ready to blow), transmission repair and brake work for the truck and wiring on the horse trailer braking system.

After getting the transmission fixed, thanks to some amazing people out there, the hauler was on the way when the brakes started to malfunction.

After checking both the truck and trailer, we are looking at another bill (not including tires or transmission) that will be anywhere from an expected bill of $1500 to $2000?? or more. (It was internal, brake pads are fine, but we still have to get the necessary repairs to actually have working brakes, and the stock trailer has some wiring that is old and sketchy ie. dangerous.

I still can’t get back to NV until we get the 2nd truck and trailer fixed. However, instead of being gone back to NV, I was here to treat one of the colts that came in with an injury. He is beautiful, but it took all of us to safely treat him without causing him unnecessary stress. He has certainly been through enough. I know there is a reason for the delays, and the babies and emergencies have not stopped.

ONCE AGAIN, THE HORSES NEED YOU! HOWEVER, the transmission AND the new tires were covered by some amazing angels who donated specifically for that! THANK YOU ANGELS! That means we need another $1500 plus ? just to finish the brakes, front end repairs and wiring on the trailer. THEN, we still need funds to save these new kids and vet them, get them home etc. etc.

IF YOU CAN HELP me save these babies and the mares, PLEASE DO SO! This has been a crazy 3 weeks and I am going to have to turn around and come back, but I know we can save these horses, IF you help make it happen!

BELOW – The injured “Slide” stares longingly at what used to be the path to his home.

It is so traumatic for these babies to be ripped away and stuffed into what must feel like prison. Help me save him, (and the rest of them), and give them the best life we can!

Thank you as always for the love and support, and THANK YOU to my Angels who covered the cost of fixing the transmission and getting the much needed tires!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

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Chasity’s First Chiropractic Adjustment 5 21 20 11

CHASITY’S CHALLENGES: Chasity’s First Chiropractic Adjustment: 5-21-20

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Although we were working on uneven ground in Chasity’s last lesson which made getting in sync very difficult, it was clear that it was time for a chiropractic adjustment of her skeletal system. Doing chiropractic adjustments can put the practitioner in very precarious positions, so it is wise to build trust with the animal before attempting to do these kinds of adjustments to their body. After more than a month of intensive care, Chasity has learned that we have her best interest at heart and is more than willing to cooperate with anything we want to do with her. Even though she is perfect about walking in sync, it is clear that her left hip is locked up, highly immobile and chiropractic adjustment is in now desperately needed!

Chasity walked out in the driveway so our equine chiropractor, Dave McClain, could assess her condition. She had better range of motion in the right hind leg than she did with the left. She was getting better in her spine, but her abdominal muscles still needed more work. Once the left hind leg and the rest of her body is put back in alignment, there will be more of an effect on the abdominal muscles at the walk in her lessons.

Dave agreed that the fallen crest could be straightened out, but it would take some time and serious therapy. Bailey showed Dave the progress in Chasity’s Diary that had been made already since she came to us on March 29th 2020. He was pleasantly surprised at the progress we had made considering we could not use his services during the COVID-19 shutdown. But before we could go any further successfully, we really needed to have her skeleton professionally aligned!

Dave carefully palpated both hip joints…

and the pelvic area. She was exceptionally stiff and locked up on the left side! He rocked her pelvis to the right…

…and then rocked it to the left. Chasity yielded her hind leg and he adjusted the locked up hip joint! Chasity’s eyes lit up in pleasure immediately! It must have felt REALLY good!

Dave demonstrated to me how her hip joint was not only locked up, but completely misaligned and stuck at an upward angle. Chasity gladly leaned forward to aid in her spinal adjustment!

We then asked Chasity to engage her abdominal muscles, raise her back and then hold for sixty seconds. We will do this once per day, every day. Then it was time to adjust her neck, first on the left side…

…and then on the right side. She was stiff on that side, so I asked her to stretch her neck around my body.

Then Dave did a second adjustment on that side…it was much better! Dave watched her back up. There was marked improvement in her hind quarters and she was finally able to walk easily straight backwards. She had previously been very stiff through the back-through “L” obstacle during her workouts. She will no doubt do much better the next time!

We checked Chasity’s neck again and found that it, too, was much looser and not as hard and immobile as it was before the adjustments. As she left the Tack Barn, it was evident that she was moving much more freely and smiling to herself all the way back to the barn!

Late summer but no end in sight

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

News & Alerts

As the end of summer approaches, children return to school (virtually or in person), Congress nears the end of its recess and our wild horses and burros across the West continue to endure a punishing and brutal summer roundup season. August was a busy, productive and at times heartbreaking month for our staff, partners and volunteers as we utilized the generous contributions from AWHC supporters to fight for the future of these iconic animals. Thanks to your support, we were able to send more people than ever to the field to observe, document and speak up against abuse at the roundups, launch a series of Senate ads to increase support for wild horse and burro protection, and continue to deliver humane fertility control to wild mares living on Nevada’s Virginia Range, surpassing 2,400 treatments delivered!

DEADLINE: Submit Comment to National Wild Horse and Burro Citizen Advisory Board

Wild horses and burros need your voice, as a citizen protector:

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) just announced a virtual gathering of the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board September 23-24.

This is the first time the Advisory Board will meet since the BLM delivered its deadly report to Congress detailing a plan to round up nearly every wild horse and burro living today at a cost to taxpayers of $1 billion in just five years. These board members are supposed to represent stakeholders in the wild horse and burro issue. The largest stakeholder is the American public, which overwhelmingly wants our wild horses protected and preserved for generations to come. However, the Advisory Board is stacked with representatives from special interests, and consistently overlooks the public interest to promote the cattle industry’s mass mustang roundup agenda.

The meeting will be held virtually this year, making participation easy. Now more than ever, our wild horses and burros need your voice to demand protection and humane management of these national icons on our public lands.

Do you have 3 minutes right now to submit a public comment by September 9?



Without representation by people like you, Meredith, the BLM will have no reason to cease the roundups that harm or kill innocent animals every year. For profit ranchers and their lobbyists will show out in droves, and we need to be prepared to do the same.

Speak up for wild horses and burros: Submit your comment today.

Thank you for lending your voice to keeping our wild horses and burros safe and wild.

PS — You can join the September 24-25 meetings at BLM.gov/live.

Late Summer Roundup Update

Last week, as the roundup in the Sulphur Herd Management Area concluded, we held the 563 wild horses who were captured, and the 8 who died, in our hearts and minds. The Sulphur roundup took place in Utah, scene of the most brutal incidents of the year, resulting in the death and injuries of too many innocent horses.

Please note: this link contains upsetting images of violence against wild horses.


This summer’s roundups have been long and aggressive, and will continue through February of next year. One in particular, at the Shawave Mountain HMA, concluded on August 24, with the capture and permanent removal of 1,653 wild horses — with sometimes over 150 captured in a single day — and the total eradication of wild burros from the area, with 220 of these innocent animals removed. By the end of the month-long ordeal, the death count was up to 12. Thanks to the support of thousands of people reading emails just like this one, our observers were onsite at the Shawave roundup and at the other helicopter operations that have occurred this summer to document and share what’s happening with the public.
Our representatives also demand that the BLM comply with its own animal welfare standards at these helicopter capture operations, and gather evidence of abuse when the agency routinely violates them.

Rest assured that so long as the BLM has wild horses and burros in its crosshairs, we will continue to fight its cruel and inhumane approach to population management with every arrow in our quiver— legal, legislative, grassroots opposition, and continuing to demonstrate that safe and humane fertility control alternatives are viable.

You can give to our Roundup Fund by donating here.

The View From the Field

Last week, AWHC staff member Brieanah Schwartz had the opportunity to witness and work her first wild horse roundup. She documented her experience to shed light on exactly what a roundup entails — for our wild horses and burros, and for all those in attendance. Below is a sneak preview of Brieanah’s experience, which will be turned into a special short documentary that we will be airing at our annual Stay Wild benefit event, held virtually this year on October 1.

Stay tuned for more on this very exciting event in the coming days, and reserve your spot today!




Brieanah bore witness so that we can be a voice — and a powerful movement — to defend our wild horses and burros who cannot speak for themselves.

AWHC thanks Brieanah for holding the line to keep the government accountable for their actions, and continue to push for humane progress.

— AWHC

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