Puzzle: Returned to the Wild!
I’m a 2003 mare from the Spring Creek Basin Herd Management Area of Colorado. I endured a helicopter roundup, then was adopted at a BLM mustang adoption. And THEN, I ended up unwanted. After six years, an unbelievable miracle occurred: a brand new mustang sanctuary in my homeland, Spring Creek Basin accepted me and my sister, Star. September 1, 2012, we arrived there.
In the round pen, I was as unyielding as a block of granite to you silly humans. I’d give an ear, but not drop my head, or lick and chew. I might turn toward you, or I might trot in circles forever without breaking a sweat, until you fainted in the sun. Heh, heh! I would accept treats and worship at arm’s length, and all anyone could do was pet my nose… sometimes.
Then, in fall of 2011 I went to live with a remarkable young woman! This woman worked with me often, and became the center of my life for several months. For her, only her, I would stand to be haltered, petted, groomed, and sacked out. We would lead and longe and play together, and for a little while I even would come when she called. But after being turned out into a large enclosure, my wild nature got the best of me…I turned away from her offerings, and chose to let this opportunity go.
I might have been an exciting challenge for a mustang trainer. But everyone involved agrees that my proud, beautiful spirit would be better served by being adopted to run forever free with a companion on unspoiled natural acreage, as I do here at Fresh Start.