We’re about to send our E-Blast on this, but I wanted all of you to see our new video with a special message about Wild Horses & Burros…and Horse Slaughter. With the help of Ginger Kathrens and Terry Fitch, whose amazing images helped me tell the story of Hayden, a Wild American Mustang captured on the Pryor Mountains during a brutal round-up in 2009 when he was only two years old. Hayden arrived here on October 1, 2013. He will be the pasture mate of Nelson, the other Wild Mustang who lives here at the sanctuary (Nelson’s buddy had passed away and we had been searching for a buddy for him for quite some time.)
I literally was able to trace Hayden’s entire life from the day he was born until now and that is thanks to Ginger and Terry, who both witnessed his capture firsthand and documented it…And then Ginger had his baby pictures when he was a foal. It is short message, but I am hopeful it will have an impact in inspiring more people to become more involved in Wild Horse & Burro issues heading into the New Year.
Enjoy!…And please feel free to forward.
The story of Hayden, the Dun-Striped Mustang, has as many treacherous twists and turns as the Yellow Brick Road. Captured in 2009 during a cruel and unnecessary BLM round-up in the Pryor Mountains of Montana, Hayden survived capture, being uprooted and separated from his family, being auctioned off, being shipped from Montana to Colorado and then arriving at Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary in Chatham, NY on October 1, 2013. The plight of America’s Wild Horses & Burros as told through Hayden’s eyes is our way of personalizing the horrendous fate of tens of thousands of Wild Equines in America today. We are most grateful to Ginger Kathrens of The Cloud Foundation and Terry Fitch of the Wild Horse Freedom Federation for their amazing and graphic photography as they witnessed Hayden’s capture firsthand. There are also breath-taking shots of Hayden with his dam (mother) when he was a foal and of him with other Mustangs when they were all still wild and free. For more information about Hayden’s story, please visit http://www.equineadvocates.org/news.p…
This video was produced by Cathy Grier, a.k.a. NYC Subway Girl who also appears and sings in the video. Cathy is a New York-based singer-songwriter and activist who has received wide attention for her subterranean performances and for capturing unique glimpses of subway life via her website http://www.nycsubwaygirl.com. She is also an animal lover and has performed for and worked with Equine Advocates on other projects involving equine protection.
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