11 hours ago
While changing to a newer iPhone my Facebook Messenger glitched. Ended up with a new Messenger. Everything is fine on my computer, I have all the past conversations. I have no idea if I'll receive anything on the iPhone. I don't access my computer every day. So if you don't get a response right away I will eventually get back to you. ... See MoreSee Less
Wild Horses of Abaco added a new photo.
5 days ago
Pamela Fischer Howell
I have been happy to contribute for many years to the project of saving and now restoring the Abaco wild horses. I became aware of this project through Mimi Rehor, my dear friend from childhood on. Mimi and I were involved for years in her other great passion, sailing. I didn’t follow her into saving wild horses, but I know that she puts all her heart, intelligence, and determination into whatever she does.
I am not surprised that her dedication and hard work, her refusal to give up hope when the possibility for success seemed small, and her belief that the Abaco horses have a bright future have resulted in a remarkable plan for their restoration — and for the restoration, to the extent possible, of the habitat in which they once thrived. This double-pronged approach will demonstrate one viable way of enhancing biodiversity. Its replication in other places and with other animals should play an important role in beginning to reverse the current mass extinction of species. ... See MoreSee Less
7 days ago
I know, we're late in posting! Since the arrival of the Millennium Equid (the wonderful red Ford Ranger that was donated to us and arrived on Island last week), we've been non stop driving moving trash from the Preserve, running long overdue errands, etc. Hopefully within a few days we'll get some pix of the Millennium Equid, inside and out, complete with pix of Beauregard riding shotgun as a mini Chewbacca. Stay tuned! And in the meantime please do consider that magic equation: if all of our followers pledged just 12$ per Year, we'd be able to really pick up the pace of restoration. And as always, thanks to those of you who continue to keep us on the road, and soon back in the forest. ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
If you’ve never sat on an unpadded Bulldozer D8 fender for 5 hours, watching dense clumps of 35’ invasive trees blot out the sky before they fall then I will try to describe it, but . . .
At times, between the light shimmering on writhing leaves, the violent movement of branches and trunks and the constant roar of the diesel and cracking wood it almost felt like an epic storm at sea. And as in a storm at sea you had to acclimate to somewhat predictable but rather violent movement (remember, no padding).
Chris Pinder of Big Cat Diesel of Marsh Harbour in Abaco donated the use of this monster to clear our main road in the Preserve and to cut a fire break around the western perimeter of the Preserve. Invasive Brazilian pepper trees have filled acres of unused farm land. Groves so dense a human can not get through them. It’s hard to imagine anything getting through. Except birds who get happily drunk on the berries and spread the invasion even farther.
In acres of areas the invasives were literally up against the pines of the Preserve. They’ve been reduced now, but the clearing effort will have to be consistent.
Now at least we have a fighting chance against fires.
We are enromously grateful to Chris Pinder, Big Cat, and Samson who drove the beast with patience and precision.
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4 weeks ago
It's Real! At SeaCor ready for the trip to Abaco!! Can hardly believe it🎉💃
Blessings on the donors who are making this possible💕 ... See MoreSee Less
Wild Horses of Abaco is celebrating this special day.
4 weeks ago
A major milestone, a huge step forward! Two men, two machetes, and at last the new fence line circle is closed. Now starting to string fence, then rebuild the corral. And we're hot on the trail of some very exciting horses for our equine therapy program as we move ever closer to starting the cloning process to bring back the Abaco Island Horses. This is so Real! Join us as we take giant steps toward our goal of restoring an extinct breed of rare and amazing horse. ... See MoreSee Less