Madison is a 21 year old sale-authority, three-strikes mustang who was originally rescued by Rancho Relaxo and we were so happy to be able to work with them to bring her to Skydog. We adore working with other successful and positive rescues and it's an honor to know Caitlin Cimini. They spotted this old mare, emaciated and beaten up, at Palomino Valley BLM corrals in Nevada. When they told the wrangler they wanted to take her he responded, “Why would you want that one?” which breaks my heart into a million pieces. She has so much worth and value and deserves endless respect and admiration for the wild life she lived before she was rounded up.
Not only rejected by people but also rejected by the horses she was penned up with. She was being bullied and picked on and obviously pushed off hay as she was emaciated and scrawny. Probably the only chance she had was a BLM long term holding location where things were unlikely to get any better in a large group of horses. Worst case scenario was being picked up by a killbuyer and sold for her meat - what little there is of it.
So Rancho Relaxo paid the $25 for this three-strikes sale authority senior citizen to get her a freedom ride out of there. She did not take well to being gentled so this old girl really needed sanctuary locally where she didn’t have to travel too far or too long….So she came to Skydog. And we couldn’t be happier. You all know how much we love our old broken-down mustangs as it is so rewarding for us to bring them back to health, glory, weight, strength and happiness. Just the way they should be.
We named her Madison in honor of Daryl Hannah, who does so much incredible and important work for the environment. Her love of nature, horses, animals and mother earth is inspiring and Madison was the name of her character in Splash. It suits this mare perfectly as she is beautiful, fierce and other-worldly.
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......