Name: Hope Birth Date: 1/1/2003 Breed: Mustang Sex: Mare Height: 14 Color: Bay Rideable: Not yet
Hope arrived at our facility with an older mare thought to be her mother. Both were pregnant and had been on their way to slaughter before a kind hearted individual saved them and brought them to us to be rehabilitated and trained. We have had Hope's freeze brand read and the number for her is 03604835. This means she was foaled in 2003 and her Signalment Key is HF1ADAABB (right hind pastern, star, bay). Hope was gathered from the Pine Nut Mountains herd management area in Nevada on 9/17/09. She was adopted from Palomino Valley 9/28/09 and titled in 11/17/11.
Hope’s foal was strong and healthy. She was named Charity and quickly grew into a wonderful spitfire of a mare. Unlike her baby, Hope still struggled to accept people. When the trainer who had been working with her left the organization she reverted back to her instinctual fear of people.
As Charity was weaned, we began Hope's training again in earnest, and she is progressing very well. Hope is halter broke and is learning to lead, lunge, give in to pressure and have her feet handled. As she builds trust and confidence, she will continue her ground training and eventually learn how to be ridden.
Currently, Hope is up for adoption to someone with experience handling and training mustangs. As she completes her training with us, she will be up for adoption under our regular guidelines.