“I firmly believe that all native wild horses should be just that, wild. But when the captured are adopted, cared for and loved versus illegally shipped across our borders to go to slaughter, then that’s a win. So we share this bit of news with you, this day, of a wild horse who now works to serve the very country who’s politicians and special interests ripped him from his rightful home and family…a bitter-sweet Feel Good Sunday.” ~ R.T.
Space Force has a new member.
On Thursday, the 30th Space Wing of the U.S. Space Force shared a video introducing its newest Military Working Horse, Ghost.
Ghost is a 5-year-old former wild mustang that the agency got through the Bureau of Land Management. SSgt Michael Terrazas, the Military Working Horse Program Manager, says the agency wants all of its horses to be BLM mustangs, an idea that has been adopted by the New York Police Department and U.S. Border Patrol.
Ghost is part of the Conservation Military Working Horse and will help Space Force’s 30th Space Wing monitor Vandenberg Air Force base that are difficult to reach by foot or vehicle.
Currently, Ghost is working with a trainer three times a week to get him up to speed on the rigors of being a military horse. Ghost is one of five horses in the Conservation programs and is about 10 years younger than the others
Categories: Horse News, The Force of the Horse, Wild Horses/Mustangs
That is an inviting story. I think that Ghost is going to have a more interesting life than I do. 🙂 Good to see a positive adoption story involving a mustang.
What will happen to “Ghost” and the other working horses when they retire? Wasn’t it the US border patrol that sent it’s retired working horses to slaughter? Does anyone remember that story and does anyone have any idea what happens to these horses used by Conservation Military Working Horse program? I always worry about the care of our animal friends’ final years after people are “done” with them.
I remember that too. One would hope (& pray) there is some sort of adoption program when they retire. The whole “people done with them” thing is bad enough in other places.
Looking at WHE’s pictures & write-ups on the Swasey roundup is just awful. Its so frustrating to see this ongoing no matter what the public & elected officials (the ones who care) do or say. Like a juggernaut! Never really got that word till now – but it sure applies.
I hope there are wild horse herds left after this year – frankly.
Yes they do make wonderful horses. I adopted one a long time ago and loved him so much!!
Two horses and one mule in the care of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Arizona died due to neglect – Fed cover-up. https://www.eacourier.com/copper_era/news/charges-dismissed-in-horse-deaths-at-three-way/article_5b2f6bc6-5c35-11e7-bc2b-b70feae32bca.html
Thank you for sharing. What will happen to Ghost and the other Horses, when they are retired? Adoption: sure hope so.