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Feel Good Sunday: A Wild Horse Angel’s Letter to Santa

“We have annually posted Ace’s letter since 2012 and most regrettably, Ace no longer walks this earth and graces us with his physical presence;  but his thoughts and insights continue to impact us as much today as when he first started touching the heart of our good friend, Grandma Gregg.

We miss you Ace and will continue to fight for those who are left behind; Freedom and Family, that is our battle cry.  God bless you and yours, we carry your hoof-prints on our hearts” ~ R.T.

photo of Ace (right) taken by Jamie Joling

Dear Santa-

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 and dam and siblings and family 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 home with other displaced animals, my life in the wild was perfect for a wild one like me!

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 and lives and families and land?

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.   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 and trapped and caged and starved and abused and killed.

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.

Thank you, Santa.

– “ACE”

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  1. Since ACE has passed on I hope that his legacy to Santa is heard by MILLIONS! Our wild horses and burros are being mishandled by those who claim to “protect them” and abused by those, like the BLM, that are being paid to do the right thing and yet they refuse. In any other job they’d (Bureau of Land Management as a whole) would get fired!

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  2. Read about Ace (thanks to GG) for years – his distinctive right ear injury made him more recognizable. Pretty sad when a Wild Horse can survive AND thrive for 22 years in the wild – but not be allowed to be turned back out to live out his life. Makes me wonder what did those contractors & BLM employees see in him that prevented them from giving him back his freedom? Was he a threat? Showing the strength & endurance our Wild Horses truly have? That says more about them! Cant have that kind of publicity getting out. I remember reading remarks by BLM & others calling these wonderful wild creatures pests & jugheads and could not comprehend how blind & stupid they are – and how the main objective of this agency is to manage our Wild Horses into extinction so there can be much more drilling, mining, logging & livestock grazing on their (wild horses) lands! Watching this video of Ace & his band sure does make clear exactly how spectacularly beautiful they are.

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  3. Remember this with big tears….. painful painful to know how many have left us all… spirit remains forever….
    PLEASE Get involved to help with our wild horses they do not deserve to suffer the way the
    continue to suffer….

    With all my heart help us stop the roundups

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  4. Although ACE is gone, his palomino mare (Barbie) and his bay son (CC [short for carbon copy]) in the video are alive and well in Siskiyou county, CA.

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    Did anyone watch “Yellowstone” last night? There was a part of the story where some horses that belonged to Native people had been stolen and ended up with the BLM (sold?). I know it is only fiction, but when it was demanded that the horses be returned, the thundering hooves of the band of horses really took my breath away. Every bit as iconic as our bison, emblematic, and they MUST BE SAVED!!!!!

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    • I stopped watching Yellowstone after I realized its just pushing the “culture” of ranching – always liked Kevin Costner but I’m reading too much of whats being done to our wild horses. Glad the show did put forth a little truth in a way. Will watch 1883 the prequel to this story. I liked the cowboy movies & Louis Lamour books – from the time I was a kid but now? I guess I’ve been re-educated about the “cowboy way”!

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  6. I know, but lately the Big Bad on the show has been overdevelopment, so it’s been very interesting. It looks like the Environmentalists, the Ranching community, and the Native peoples are going to drive them out. Fascinating, and if only.

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    • I did watch the first 2 episodes of 1883 – which were very good & caused me to go back to Yellowstone & start at the beginning! So I guess I’m leaning towards your thoughts on the show now!

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