We are happy to announce that the horses have arrived at their final destination - SANCTUARY!
Your generosity, along with assistance from the ASPCA & The Ark Watch Foundation has made their trip possible!
We would like to send you our deepest thanks for your contributions which helped to transport TIER horses to Black Hills Horse Sanctuary in South Dakota and the Duchess Sanctuary in Oregon where they will live out the rest of their lives free from neglect and abuse.
Transportation, health certificates, and vet fees for such an endeavor were costly and with our budgets so tight to cover just feed and everyday care, we were afraid we would miss this great opportunity.
We would also like to thank Celine Myers, founder of the Duchess Sanctuary and Ark Watch Foundation for her hard work in making this effort happen by coordinating with the sanctuaries to get the horses in and transport details!
Also, we wish to thank Sandi Anderson and her husband Rick for assisting with loading the horses when it was time to send them on their Journey Home!
This is such an important event for TIER and for the horses. We can further focus on our remaining horses, rehabilitation, training, and finding great families to adopt them.
Thank you again for helping make this possible.
6/8/2013 Chino (front), Autumn (Left-behind Chino), etc. as they head out to their first taste of freedom.
The Journey Home - Freedom!
The look that these mustangs have in their eyes is one of wonder and confusion. There are seven in the group and they traveled here from California and Nevada together. After years of captivity seeing an open gate must be a mistake. Next they check all around the large pasture outside of the corrals and barns. This gives them a sense of security and if there is a problem they can easily come back into the corral. After around the perimeter they settle down to graze. One of the reasons we want all of the new arrivals to adjust to a period of time close in is that in times of danger they come back here as they know this is the safe zone. Most all of the mustangs on the Sanctuary periodically check out what is happening down here to see if they want to stay for a while in the winter. As soon as the grass starts to green up they are all ready to hit the open range.
Preserving the American West-Saving One Wild Horse at a Time!
Susan W. Watt, Program Director
Institute of Range and American Mustang
Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, Hot Springs, SD
The newly formed group have their first taste of Freedom!  Autumn leads the group as she tastes the air!
The Lucky Seven explore open range.  What a wonderfull new life adventure!