Update on the Adoption/Sale

All 57 either adopted to sold to good homes.

4 bands of Forest Service horses, 15 total including Floyd and Conquistador and his mare will be kept together at ranch.

Ember and Image get to stay together, have a great home, also adopted into great homes were Arrow, Rain, Helena Montana, Stiles, Cassidy, the lame foal with his mom, who is looking better, and Ginger got Sax.

Conquistador had the record bid – $2500

Huge thanks to all the Freedom Fund donars and all the supporters who made this possible – this is a big win.

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45 Responses to “Update on the Adoption/Sale”

  1. Morgan Williams Says:

    My heart & soul feels like it could just explode with joy & relief. I am so thankful to persons involved. My greatest thanks continue to go upward to God who went before us in battle to grant victory.

  2. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    TCF< You were the people we could get behind and it took all those who were willing, thanks for being the center along side the horses. Now we have to get back in the fight, You ready? Mar

  3. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    Glad to hear Floyd made it out with the rest. mar

  4. Jane Bravery Says:

    THank God. So many thanks to all those who adopted, and so happy to hear Conquistador is back with his mare close to the range. Wonderful. Hope those footsore up on the mountain including Cloud, recover soon. So worried about them.
    Thanks to all who made this possible, what a relief. Now on to make sure this doesn’t happen again. And we need observers at all round ups for sure…..

  5. kathy weigand Says:

    I am so happy for them all now – as best as I can be anyway. I am especially thrilled to hear about Ember and Image being able to stay together! That is very special for me!

  6. Janet Ferguson Says:

    Wasn’t there a mare and filly that couldn’t make it down the mountain during the roundup and were left behind? How are they doing, does anyone know?

  7. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    I believe that was Halcyon and barely week old Adelina. They did get chased and the baby was sore. I have to reread Ginger’s/Makendra’s post. I think that the foal was still hurting. I am very upset about Cloud and the filly who are still not walking well. The Cattoor Cattle team has done this and much worse, should be held accountable. Mar

  8. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    Matt last saw and wrote about Halcyon and Adelina on the 17th of Sept. There is a picture, too. He said he thought everyone would be recovering. Yet, some have not as of two days ago. I hope that someone gets a photo of the new black foal soon.. hope it is well. With lions hunted back maybe the late foals have a good chance. But winter weather is only weeks away. I am watching CBS Sunday Morning in hopes the piece on wild horses and burros shows up. Did I miss it? I started watching about 8 am. mar

  9. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    Matt last saw and wrote about Halcyon and Adelina on the 17th of Sept. There is a picture, too. He said he thought everyone would be recovering. Yet, some have not as of two days ago. I hope that someone gets a photo of the new black foal soon.. hope it is well. With lions hunted back maybe the late foals have a good chance. But winter weather is only weeks away. I am watching CBS Sunday Morning in hopes the piece on wild horses and burros shows up. Did I miss it? I started watching about 8 am. mar here come a duplicate……..

  10. Suzanne Moore Says:

    I am very concerned that Cloud and the filly. They must really have gotten sole bruises. I have a very thin soled mare, and she bruises very easily. Sometimes it can take several weeks for her to heal completely – but that’s also with judicious doses of bute, a luxury Cloud and his filly don’t have.

  11. Nora Morbeck Says:

    I’m so glad all 57 are going to good homes. This is such a relief!

    Good job to all adopters and to those who contributed to the Freedom Fund!!

  12. HeatherinNS Says:

    I am so proud of you gals! (And us, too!)
    So glad everything turned out alright. I’m not sure which horse is Sax, but hope to see him/her in the future.
    Thank you everyone for a job well done!

    • jo bunny Says:

      heather, sax is also known as himalaya. on the page of the adoption photos, look at tag #5336…buckskin male, 2 years old.

      • jan eaker Says:

        5336 is COnquistador, Himalaya is 5356 and is also pictured on Lona Patton’s FB page in the photos she took of the adoption yesterday,

      • Marilyn Wargo Says:

        Thanks Karen, I do not own the DVDs and hope to, I have seen them only on PBS. It is nice to know…. I have gotten to know others and wondered. mar

      • HeatherinNS Says:

        Ah yes– I know who he is now- the little buckskin colt with such Joie de Vive! (Joy of life)
        Glad Ginger has him, and thanks everyone. I’m on dialup and just getting that pdf file once was a monumental task- I have to sneak into the nurses lounge on my break for a quick peek…

    • Marilyn Wargo Says:

      Sax is Cloud’s little brother. Ginger was fond of him anyway. Who knows if Cloud’s mother is named?? And, silly me, who was his father?? Mar

      • Karen L. Says:

        Mar, I think Cloud’s mother is Phoenix; his father was Raven. The colt, Sax, is out of Phoenix, apparently by Teton.

  13. Susan Sheridan Says:

    I’m sure this is a win. There are so many variables that have to be considered. But, to me, a win is all the wild horses free to live their lives. Freedom will come to the horses when humans learn to share and care for something that has no benefit to them.

  14. Karen L. Says:

    Wonderful news that all the horses were adopted and the Forest Service horses are staying together! Godspeed as the fight moves on to Washington!

  15. Sherry Duty Says:

    I am relieved the adoption came out so well and not surprizes that Conquistor sold for $2500. He is certainly priceless as are they all.
    I too am confused by names mentioned as they don’t match the names on chart given. For those of us who probably will never see Wyoming and Montana and are trying to idenify the horses we see in pictures, we would appreciate clarifcation.
    I love being able to see them through your foundation and those linked with you. I thank you for all you all are doing for the horses, also for us horse lovers. Letting us develop a bond with our wild horses, we could not have without your information and your pictures. The pictures on all the blogs Pam Nickoles and Pryor Mt Mustang Center and of course yours are just beautiful. Since I cant’t be there, the pictures are the next best thing to being there. Thanks again for all, all of you do!

  16. jan eaker Says:

    There is a new update on the pryor mountain blog, also on CLoud’s facebook page, some very great photos, according to Lona, only 1 older mare, #5309(Meeteetse as named on the BLM page) did not get purchased by TCF; the others were released early this morning, COnquistador, Bo, Trigger and Shane, who is pictured on FB taking grass from Lona’s hand, it is a great picture; are now free to roam with there mares on 2000 acres as close to the Pryors as can be, for that I am grateful;

    • Janet Ferguson Says:

      Where are the pictures of the horses you speak of? FB/Lona. Where can I find?
      Pryor blog has Stiles and great fotos of the adoption, as you said. Just perused.

    • HeatherinNS Says:

      I’ve been reading the Pryor Wild site for quite some time, and it seems that Matt’s latest posts almost smack of “Sour Grapes”. Why, I don’t know…? I would think anyone who knows and loves these animals, would be happy to know they are FREE again! I’m not “happy” learning about Stiles life in yet another pen…(I don’t know where he’s going- the website isn’t very specific on the size of the ranch.

      Sorry…but if I had my way- no horse over the age of 8 would be taken off the range.

      • HeatherinNS Says:

        I should edit the above statement- I know Stiles is going to a sanctuary in NM- but right now- he’s just stuck in another series of pens…and that’s what was blogged on PW.

      • Marilyn Wargo Says:

        Heather, Stile is going to New Mexico, Merona? mustang Sanctuary. They will get him there. Hope he is OK, tho’ . There is alink to the sanctuary at Pryor Mtn. site. Mar

      • thecloudfoundation Says:

        Stiles is going to a 5000 acre sanctuary in NM. He will be gelded but he’ll be with 70 other horses all living quite close to wild. Hopefully he’ll build a band. His mare, Cassidy, was adopted and went to a wonderful home in MT.

      • Christine Says:

        I was wondering about the tone of the posts myself, on top of being ‘defended’ by Susan Cattoor in that anti-Ginger article. But being new here I didn’t know whether that’s normal tone or not.

        The sanctuary seems like a nice place, and it sounds like they gentle the horses first then turn them out to live on the range. They do use some of them as ambassadors, too, at shows and parades, tho I doubt they’ll do that with Stiles.

        I heard via a friend that the person that was bidding on Conquistador *may* have been MSN reporter Jane Valeze Mitchell, who is a rabid supporter of ROAM and wanted to make sure ‘the big one’ got a good home. She apparently adopted one of the others, too, and got into it on air with a guy who was saying that mustangs are ‘no good’. Threw something at the guy in fact.

      • Jaime Johnson Says:

        Christine,

        The “other” bidder on Conquistador was a sanctuary in CO called the Dankai Animal Sanctuary. I have heard some fairly negative comments about them, so I am not optimistic. They did end up with a few Pryor’s at the adoption this weekend though, and that is unfortunate. We should keep an eye on them if we can.

        I think it’s great that sanctuaries want to provide a “safe haven” for some of these kiddos, but honestly they should be looking at the horses that “no one wants” rather than trying to break up family bands!

        By the way, I was blessed to help TCF deliver the horses to their new ranch home near Pryor MT. I got to take Trigger and his two mares to their new home! What an experience. Those boys sure were happy to see their mares!

      • Janet Ferguson Says:

        On Howling Ridge Radio last nite, Ginger was saying something about a sanctuary bidding on Conquistador (I thought that’s what she said) to use as a “poster child?”

        On another topic, I wish we could get a copy of Craig’s full statement to BLM. It was really good — he read most of it on the air. Would like a copy.

  17. Karen Says:

    What about Grumpy Grulla? Anybody know where she went??

    • jan eaker Says:

      Yes, Grumpy is w/the others on the ranch in WY, she is free from the pens,

      • Marilyn Wargo Says:

        Meeteetse is beautiful, she has the old profile that Conquistador has. Very noble looking. I think she would have been happier with family. But she has this appeal, I think. Maybe some people do not realize that the horses sense of family is so strong. Mar

      • Janet Ferguson Says:

        I am confused. Where did Meeteetse finally go to?

      • jan eaker Says:

        Meeteetse was bought by someone other than TCF, so she was not released onto the ranch w/the other older horses. Also, the stallion Stiles is going to a sanctuary in New Mexico. One of the bachelors, Floyd, is also out on that ranch.
        if you are on Facebook, go to CLoud the Stallion, that’s his homepage on FB, on that page there are many posts, the most relevant is from Lona Patton, as she was actually there yesterday, has great photos up from yesterday and information about the horses, some of the confusion comes from the fact that TCF and the Pryor Mountain mustang center have different names for some of the horses.

  18. jan eaker Says:

    further updates on the pryor mountain website concerning Stiles, a black older stallion who is going to a sanctuary in New Mexico, good pictures of him, where he is staying til he goes to NM,

  19. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    Meeteetse was adopted, maybe we will hear by who at some point. She is gone to a home and someone wanted her. That’s good.

    • jan eaker Says:

      i hope it’s a good place, a good place for all of them; it will be very different on the mountain now for a while, i hope they all do well w/winter coming on; if you go to facebook and lona’s page, she has an amazing picture of Shane coming up to her taking hay from her hand and allowing her to touch him, amazing!!! Now on to washington, and getting all of this stopped; so no more horses have to go through this.

  20. CINDY STUART Says:

    CONGRATULATIONS SEEMS TRIVIAL TO EXPRESS THE APPRECIATION AND AMAZEMENT FOR THE OUTSTANDING ORGANIZATIONAL WORK, WHICH WAS WELL-ENGINEERED, TO GAIN THE COOPERATION, ECONOMICS AND RESOURCES, AS WELL AS THE WORK OF MANY PEOPLE TO BE SO EFFECTIVE IN THE PLACEMENT OF THOSE MUSTANG RECENTLY ROUNDED UP. WHAT AN OUTCOME TO THE ADVERSE BLM PLANS AND THE HORRIBLE CONSEQUENCES THESE HORSES COULD HAVE MET IN THE HANDS OF THE WRONG BUYERS/OR SAME SIDED POLITICIANS. YET, MS. KATHRENS’ INTERPERSONAL SKILLS ARE UNIQUE TO BE ABLE TO BE AS EFFECTIVE WITH THE BLM AND WASHINGTON AS SHE AND HER STAFF ARE. THIS IS ALSO VICTORY.

    THE ON-GOING OBSERVATION OF ALL OF THESE RELATED ACTIVITIES AND FOLLOW-UP MEDIA/INTERNET OF THE RELEASE AND PLACEMENTS OF THE ANIMALS IS NECESSARY AS AN EXTENDED WATCHDOG OR PROTECTION OF THESE SUCCESSES AND PROGRESS. I CANNOT IMAGINE THE WORK WHICH COULD LIE AHEAD, BUT WILL CONTINUE TO CONTRIBUTE THE BEST I AM ABLE TO SHOW FUTURE SUPPORT OF A FINE ORGANIZATION WITH SUPER, TIRELESS STAFF FIGHTING TO MEET THEIR GOALS AND OBJECTIVES ON BEHALF OF THESE MUSTANG AND ALL MUSTANG AND BURROS.

    IF ANYONE CAN FOLLOWUP ON CLOUD AND HIS FILLY’S REPORTED INJURIES/WALKING PROBLEMS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

    IT IS SO UNFORTUNATE THE ENTIRE ROUNDUP HAD TO TAKE PLACE TO BEGIN WITH. THE BLM AND RELATED INTERESTS SHOULD LEAVE THE HORSES ALONE. NOW CLOUD’S FAMILY IS LITERALLY DISBANDED…… AND IF IT IS TRUE, LEAVING CLOUD AND HIS FILLY WITH TRAVELLING INJURIES!!! FOR FAMILY ORIENTED AND SOCIAL ANIMALS THAT THE MUSTANG ARE, IT IS A TRAGEDY TO SEPARATE THEM FROM THEIR CORE SURVIVAL NEEDS. THEY HAVE ENOUGH TO FIGHT FOR THEIR SURVIVAL WITHOUT MAN’S FOOLHARDY INTERFERENCE.

    THANK YOU.

    CINDY

  21. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    Yes. That is why I hope BLM takes this wonderful opportunity to backdown this morning, in ARLINGTON. We should be so lucky. Mar

  22. Jaime Johnson Says:

    Oh, and Conquistador and his mare were quite a site. The BLM tried to load her in the trailer first, but she broke through the panels back to her stallion! So, finally they decided to load the two at the same time. With his gentle urging, the two loaded the trailer side by side! How sweet!!

  23. jan sterling Says:

    so now what will happen to all the horses still being held – will they be set loose and why is another 12,000 scheduled to be rounded up – dont even think that many are left – friend does not think after all the publicity the blm will kill any horses but i am afraid they will unless they can be returned to the wild

    if the roam bill gets passed will the blm stop its roundups

    just hard to understand what is going to happen to the horses already in capativity

  24. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    We need to stop the roundups and not wait for ROAM, we need to help ROAM by drawing attention to the roundups and stopping them so horses aren’t being captured while we get ROAM through the committee and senate. They will take nearly one third of all horses left this year. That is not going to happen. Getting the horses safe from harm with a moratorium, all wild horses will be included; captured, wild and outside BLM, must be included. Just worry about winning.We need a release plan to show how serious we take it. Mar

  25. jan sterling Says:

    if you hear or see something on tv or radio i think you can write for a transcript – dont know if they charge

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