Some stories can be hard to believe, Ghost’s is one of them. We first learned of Ghost several months ago when our team at Engler Canyon Ranch was contacted to see if we could make room for a surrender. Those requests are often the hardest part of this job, as the sheer number in need […]
Well, folks, the dreaded day has come. Actually, it happened last week. Our mustang sanctuary in Disappointment Valley, CO., near the 416 Fire, has gone dry. Our caretaker has been moving the last bit of water with a portable pump, but that too will be coming to an end. We have been given permission to […]
Sweet Hacho comes to say hello on a dry spring evening in Disappointment Valley.
Although Sinatra and Romeo didn’t know each other before they were captured in helicopter round-ups by the Bureau of Land Management, they both ended up in Bastrop, Louisiana kill pens. They were set to be shipped to slaughter before fate intervened and we rescued them. Sinatra is somewhat comfortable with people; he is halter broke […]
Mother Nature had a chat with Santa, and they teamed up to bring an early Christmas gift to Disappointment Valley: snow. It has been a terribly dry fall and winter, so we’re hugely grateful for this priceless delivery of about 3.5 inches of excellent white stuff. And our mustang ponies got hay (which we started […]
Snow, Baylee and Haven. Nevada in the foreground with Star, Angeni, Phoenix and Pirate in the background. In the far background are the rimrocks that form the eastern boundary of the ranch and the western boundary of Spring Creek Basin. Snow, Baylee and Haven with Kreacher, Hacho and Mahogany under storm-cloud skies. It would rain […]
Mother Nature has brought monsoons to Disappointment Valley for the first time in two years, and we are incredibly grateful. The range is green, and the mustangs are fat. In the photo above, Luna and Baylee graze under a cloudy, almost-sunset sky while rain falls in the distance along the La Sal Mountains in Utah. […]
Miss Elamae pauses while grazing under the setting sun at our sanctuary in Disappointment Valley. What a magical evening!
As the sun slid down the sky toward the horizon, the mustangs climbed to the top of the flat-topped mesa. For a bit of perspective, this image shows the base of the mesa and the road that runs across the ranch to Spring Creek Basin. The view from the top is amazing. The view of […]