Only one Abaco Spanish Colonial Horse left
Six decades ago there were 200 or more wild horses on Great Abaco Island, Bahamas. These horses were the time-capsuled descendants of the horses that Christopher Columbus brought with him to the New World, at the end of the 15th Century.
They lived independently and undisturbed until man disrupted the balance. All but three were slaughtered in the early 1960s.
They came back to 35 animals by the mid 1990s. But a hurricane pushed the horses out of their now destroyed forest habitat, where they had thrived for so long, into a lush and toxic citrus plantation that was hurricane-damaged and littered with chemicals, destroyed buildings, too-rich pastures, and poisonous plants.
It was the beginning of the end for the horses. Despite the best efforts of Milanne Rehor, the woman who has dedicated 20 years to rescuing the animals from their destructive circumstances, the herd has been reduced to one mare.
The Wild Horses of Abaco Preservation Society, and Arkwild, Inc., need your help to turn this situation around. The world has stayed at arm’s length for long enough; it’s time to step up, to recognize what has been lost, and to save what is still here: the last mare and her future offspring.
Their facebook page is HERE. Please take a moment to give them a LIKE. Lets do what we can to help.