As I am reviving my blog 'MUSTANG ECO TOURS" I disclose that mustang eco tours did never go live, meaning that I actually never guided a group of excellent riders from the strawbale house to the Continental Divide on Mustangs. Whereafter we were picked up by a small single engine Cessna to fly over the 800some mustangs of the Sand Wash Basin only to return back to the Strawbale House to dive into the advantages of Sustainable Living.
And why did this not happen?
Like with so many other things, one does not really know. It was an intent, a vision, a dream and it is clearly a beautiful idea to be pursued now by someone else.
What has continued though is the love for the AMERICAN MUSTANG and the engagement to secure a spot for the wild horse on Public Lands and/or whatever the next development of a PRECIOUS GIFT to the People of this land. is
What also continued is the life of my horses here at the strawbale house. The 7 mustangs, Aragon, Silhouette, Escalante, Galicio, Veedawoo, Ruigoord, and Coppersmith.
Aragon is now 26 years old and I hope to ride him through the coming spring and summer. Silhouette is 17 and lives with a neighbor who has a mustang mare, that wanted a sistermare. I will ride her also this year. Galicio is now 13 and as my only here-born mustang is my special child with detail to be revealed later. Escalante is still the non riding companion horse to Chief, who is blind.
Veedawoo died 4 years ago (at age 12) after a rather simple dental procedure, I think he had a severe reaction to medication. Coppersmith who had been close to a lightning strike at one point (no injury though), overreacted in another storm and broke his coffin bone (and even after successul surgery did not heal and was euthanized) he was 9 years old (born 2008-2017)
What wonderful images that show these years gone by