Friday, July 14, 2017

Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary

I really love this Great State that I live in!! I love exploring all that there is to do..... and so

We took an adventure to:

It was pretty cool!!

First we took a tour of their ranch facilities, and saw the horses in action. Some of the Mustangs are being gentled for Adoption, or have been adopted, and these trainers are working with them.

Or - as is the case here, one of the wild mustangs gathered was pregnant and they were awaiting the birth of this little beauty::

Isn't she just the cutest?  We wanted her!! she is only one month old - and so adorable.

After the Headquarters tour we headed out to the sanctuary - and oh man - is was so cool. You all may know I sort of love horses, and there were 25 or so of them - lotta love for me!!

This guy wanted a treat - he came really close to us.

and then - these two 
They did not want to be left out 
they saw all the commotion and came running

and check out the 'do on this one!
Is that not comical???

They roam on an over 800acre pasture and are so content

This is Milk Chocolate
Dark Chocolate
and White Chocolate

I named them....
I am sure it will stick!!
( right???)

 The one on the left
Looks just like my Brother in laws horse
It was kinda wierd.....

They have an old windmill
it used to pump water until the created a pond
But I liked it!

and then!
As a part of my Photo Challenge Group
we were supposed to take a High Key photo
So I experimented with this barn
I think I got pretty close to the description of High key

This is their logo

I don't know 
there is just something about watching horses move that is just mesmerizing

All in All it was a great Adventure
the land was purchased by the owners father with the intent of helping
provide a sanctuary for these mustangs that aren't really adoptable,
and to help the other Mustangs get adopted out to loving homes

and now I want one.... or six.... six would be good, I could get them in all colors and have a horse rainbow!!!  and.... maybe the baby - ya.... the baby

Wrangler Man sort of threw me in the car and locked the doors.....

I just don't know why???


Libby in TN said...

Great photos. Sounds like a fun day.

Judy Vollan in Thornton CO said...

Love your story and photos!

Ranch Wife said...

There is no such thing as too many horses. Our girl once had a t-shirt that said, "Who needs a cowboy, when you've got a horse!?" Great photos.

Quiltdivajulie said...

You and I need to discuss a series of barn photos . . . your photography is just awesome.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

What a wonderful organization! Seeing those mustangs on such a large ranch is wonderful. Thanks for sharing all your lovely photos.

kupton52 said...

Beautiful photos. Is there anything more noble looking than a horse? I don't think so. I've never had one---even though I dreamed of owning one as a child. Now as a grandmother I don't think I'll ever be so blessed----so your photos were a real treat.

WeedyMama said...

At least Wrangler Man didn't throw you in the trunk. It is tooooo hot. And why not the baby (she said in a pouty voice)????

Farm Quilter said...

They round up so many mustangs/feral horses here in Nevada...wish there was a ranch like that for them!! What a beautiful thing to do!

Kate said...

Beautiful horses. A fun place for a photo shoot. We have a wild horse preserve just in the next county, they make such a striking site running across the plains.

diana569 said...

Love your photos, especially the horses. I can't believe Wrangler Man wouldn't let you bring that baby home. You couldn't sneak him in the truck?

Sue in Scottsdale, AZ said...

Beautiful horses. That baby is way too cute and tell Wrangler Man that I said you need to bring it home! This sanctuary sounds like a wonderful place doing wonderful things.

Lea said...

Beautiful horses!
What a wonderful place to visit
Have a great week!

A Colorful World said...

Oh I loved learning about this place! If we get back through CO I want to go visit! Loved your photos so much! What a sweet foal. And I loved your names for the three chocolate horses. :-) Hey, this is my first time to see your blog...I have a separate quilting blog you might want to check out by going to the link on my main page. Have an awesome week!

likeschocolate said...

Great shots! Used to see them all the time when we lived in Nevada! The are amazing!

Inspired By June said...

Beautiful captures of these beautiful beasts, Alycia! What a neat place to visit!

Molly said...

This is a beautiful series of images of this fine creatures