Barney is our biggest mustang in every way. He was rounded up in Twin Peaks California and was adopted by a fancy dressage barn in Southern California where he gave lessons and rides to beginners and taught many people the basics of dressage and hunter jumper basics too. This was one all round solid and steady boy who people trusted with their kids and felt safe on his back. After 18 years of dedicated service to this barn he lived at he went lame and had to be taken out of being ridden. Sadly now that he wasn’t making money for the barn they decided to euthanize him as he was costing money to keep.
Thankfully some ladies at this barn who had loved Barney for years stepped up to try and find him a home and retirement to stop him being put to sleep. We went to visit Barney at his barn and we knew this wasn’t the right ending for this horse. He had become resentful and angry at being kept in a stall and was dangerous to handle now. He would have hurt people so we gave him the one thing he needed to survive and live on. Space. Barney runs with the boys herd and rules the roost - now his kicks have to be watched for especially at feeding time but the more he lives the good life the more content and happy he gets. Big old Barney is one enormous teddy bear in the winter and we adore seeing him running the hills with his friends. He may be the fanciest mustang we have but to us he is just another wild boy x
These are just a few of the Mustangs we have brought to the ranch, there are so many more that need a safe environment to live in.
Check back soon and meet other rescued horses and please donate to help us save more mustangs. Over 150,000 American horses are shipped to Mexico and Canada every year and killed in the most inhumane and brutal painful way imaginable - stop the slaughter by lobbying your congressmen to Pass The SAFE ACT......