Luna in the Baroque Horse Magazine. They published a photo of Luna once and later asked Ursula to submit her story of taming her.
I often dreamed of adopting and taming a Mustang. The first time when I was a kid in Germany after watching the movie "Misfits". I used to look at internet adoptions when I lived in England after reading the book "Shy Boy".
Then on this day ten years ago I went to a BLM adoption event, I met some nice Mustangs, watched a gentling demo, met great people and went home with some pamphlets.
I sent a friend request to the TIP trainer that I met there and looked thru her photos......and there she was.
It was love at first sight. A few days later I went back just to look at her, but knew right then and there that I had to have her. That mare had other ideas, but with a lot of patience, time and never giving up this wild horse took me into her heart. ( I can't even type this without tears)
I named that mare Luna.
She had a colt a few months after she was captured.
- 2018 more than 80,000 horses were shipped out of the U.S. for slaughter.
- Many American cattle ranchers ranch on federal land. Every month they pay the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) a certain amount of money for their cattle to be allowed graze the terrain.
- When the cows feed on the grass, they prevent it from becoming fuel for wildfires.
- Comparatively low feeding cost of cattle and doing business with the government keeps beef costs down for consumers.
- Cattles share the ranges with wild horses.
- Mustangs and burros are protected since 1971 by the federal Bureau of Land Management and there are population limits on cattle herds based on how many horses the land can sustain.