Sierra and Sophie
Sierra is an eight year
old BLM (Bureau of Land Management) mustang in Berthoud, Colorado, who, along with her
best friend Sophie, a BLM burro, were transferred to the
ownership of Teresa and her family. Teresa called me
on a recommendation from Colorado Horse Rescue in Longmont.
She explained the story and
situation concerning Sierra and Sophie as both had been
horribly foundered in previous years and now that her family
had taken possession of them was having them treated by CSU
Although Sophie is gentle and
lead able, Sierra was completely wild.
Teresa stated that she really
had no experience with horses much less mustangs and that
she had a great desire to save Sierra's life ,even though at
first CSU recommended she be put down.
Her hope is to have Sierra
able to be trimmed without the large doses of tranquillizers
needed before. I agreed to help and the following pictures are a
testament to the progress. Take note of the feet in
the first set of pictures. Although I don't normally
rope mustangs the first time I needed to do so with Sierra
due to her pen at the time. She gave to pressure in time and
was touched gently for the first time.