“Today’s installment was sent to me in 2012 by one of the last stallions of Twin Peaks, “Ace”, now safe and out of the BLM’s grasp. On first read it made my eyes leak and three years later it has not only maintained it’s poignant message but it is even, perhaps, more timely at the close of 2015. I thank Ace for his input as I believe this is one of the best things he has ever written, except for the note to me the other day asking me to share it one more time. Thanks buddy and the best to all this holiday season!” ~ R.T.
Update from Grandma Greg: “Today Ace lives at a private sanctuary in far northern California and he is happy and healthy for an old guy and lives with his Twin Peaks beautiful palomino mare Barbie and his son CC (short for Carbon Copy because he looks just like his dad, ACE) and with about 30 or so other wild horses and burros. He is now about 27 years old and has never been “handled” by humans – i.e. still wild. I am attaching a recent photo of him….”
I am an old wild stallion. I am told that I am one of the last Twin Peaks stallions. I have had a wonderful life as Mother Nature planned for me from the very day I was born. I lived the first 22 years free and wild and learned from my sire, dam, siblings and family band what was good for me to eat and where to find the fresh water springs that are hidden in the hills. I romped and played with the young colts and fillies in my extended family. Under the watchful protection of our family members, we young horses frolicked in the snow and creeks and rested in the shade of the old Juniper trees in the heat of the summer. Life was very good. I later grew to be a healthy, robust and compassionate herd stallion with beautiful loyal mares and amusing, vigorous offspring. Although I now have a good “retirement” life in a sanctuary with other displaced animals, my life in the wild was perfect for a wild one like me!
I know you are very busy Santa, but today I am asking you to help all creatures that have not been as lucky as me. I have heard that there are fewer and fewer wild horses and burros that are allowed to live wild and free on their rightful range. I do not understand this but I do know it is wrong. What I am asking from you is for you to watch over and protect all animals and help them to be able to live their lives as Mother Nature intended for them. Do not allow them to be chased, harassed, trapped, caged, starved, abused and slaughtered.
Although I live for today, I often warmly think about the “good old days” when hundreds of we wild ones roamed free. Where are my wild friends that I knew those many years? Where are my mares and foals today? Why was our family torn from each other and our peaceful and natural world destroyed? I have over-heard humans say that our life in the wild was traded for money. Santa, what is money? Could it possibly be more important than our wild hearts, lives, families and land?
Santa, I will continue to dream of my days gone by but I am asking you today to watch over all creatures’ great and small and to teach all human beings to think with their hearts and to reason with their souls.
Thank you, Santa.