After a year in which:
Two of her herd mates died from accidentally eating poisonous invasive plants,
The once lush mini pastures have been closed to prevent more accidental eating of deadly Lantana Sage,
A New Year fire swept away 1/5 of the sparse forage left on the Preserve after weeks and weeks of drought,
Good things have happened and:
We are fighting back, hard. Years ago we planned to expand the preserve forage area, tripling its size. With our limited manpower and no government support, we couldnt do it. But all the hundreds and hundreds of isolators to hold the electric rope were in place.
On Thursday, Jan. 14, with thousands of dollars in back pay still owed to them, our two incredible workmen, Avener and Jean, proposed that we open half of the expansion area to give the mares more forage. They got the area fenced in FOUR days!
The mares eagerly followed the men into the new area and then moved off on their own, munching shiny and fresh greens. See a video of the mares moving into their New Area on You Tube. Just click your browser back button to return to this page
See an early Search for the Mares on You Tube. Just click your browser back button to return to this page.Things are easier now because the mares know when their snack is coming becaaue even with the new forage area, we have decided to supplement the mares forage with bananas and a small grain ration until the spring rains begin.. See video of Snacking on You Tube. Just click your browser back button to return to this page
And there' a video of Alnitk and Acamar having a discussion about who gets the last lick in the bucket.
Nunki has good reason to smile. Despite all the horrors and setbacks, people still love the horses and are trying to help them. You can help too, by donating, or better yet, SUBSCRIBE: tiny monthly payments that add up to a big help.