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Evanescent Mustang Rescue and Sanctuary

Grand Valley Horse Rescue is very excited to be partnering with Evanescent Mustang Rescue and Sanctuary to train the mustangs, into youth performance horses, that are being fostered here in Western Colorado at Eagles and Wild Horses Ranch. George Brauneis has been training them to accept human touch, to be haltered, led, loaded in a trailer and to have their feet picked up. The most important thing that George has taught them is to trust humans.


Last year, 2021, Evanescent Mustang Rescue and Sanctuary saved 301 mustangs.


Evanescent Mustang Rescue and Sanctuary was created for the prevention of animal cruelty through educating the public about horse care and safety. We are dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of captive Mustangs and Burros that have been abused, neglected, or are in danger of going to slaughter. The program is designed to offer them a safe place to heal from trauma and prepare them to be adopted into a permanent home.


The first mustang joining GVHR from Evanescent is named Shasta. She was saved from a kill pen in Eastern Colorado and arrived at the Eagles and Wild Horses Ranch on December 14, 2021.


When Shasta first arrived at the ranch, she was a little bit lost. Then she met, Big Honey. Big Honey became her friend and has been helping her transition to life in Western Colorado.



Good friends are hard to find in this world for horses and well as humans. Therefore, when Shasta moves to GVHR, Big Honey will be coming with her. It will be fascinating to observe the development of their relationship in the upcoming months and years.


GVHR's goal for Shasta is to have her ready to compete in a Western dressage show in either August or October of 2022.

GVHR hopes that Big Honey will eventually replace Simon as the go to horse for the really young riders.


Both these horses are in need of sponsor at $22 per month, please consider sponsoring them.





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