We got our first sight of corrals and horses. Yes there were still some left. We later learned that there are over 450 mustangs to adopt. They come from:
and the area made famous by the movie Spirit. Kiger.
We did what most people do, (especially city slickers in a volvo) and took the driving tour. I suggest stopping at the office before the tour. We drove the loop twice because we were better informed with the maps provided that clearly outlined each pen and what horses were in each one. One year old fillies, 3 year old mares, 2 year old geldings etc...
The horses were amazingly healthy looking. I guess I expected half starved and mangy wild horses struggling to find food. But many of these horses have been at the facility for 3-4 years and look healthy and happy. Tara at the office said that's a sign that they are doing their job.
Of course the moms and babies got me out of the car. I snapped this shot and soon discovered there were two!
If you are in the market for a beautiful horse that is a true product of the Wild West, there are plenty to choose from. They cost $125 and during the adoption weekend they will deliver. There is a screening form to fill out. Wild mustangs have special needs like higher fencing. You forget that these gorgeous horses are wild until you approach the fence. They run.