Just a quick note. Rocky is doing wonderfully. He is in Dayton with Matt and I, and our friends are staying with the boys to "watch the farm" haha.
We went for his first "walk down the real road" tonight. He did very well, but he did think that the cars were extremely scary the first time one went by. But by the 3rd one, he wasn't quite so scared. He is learning his commands quite quickly and is growing into a very strong young colt. He would approach the other horses in the corral and stop about a foot away. He isn't acknowledging them yet, but he will when he is ready.
Every time Rocky met someone (people) new he would sniff them, back up, pin back his ears and stomp his feet. I kept feeling like he was looking for someone. I believe he was, as when he sniffed Shirley today, he definitely did not pin his ears or back up. He started nuzzling her and seemed right at home. Shirley was the first one who fed Rocky when we got him and he definitely is not forgetting her. He was so excited to see her! It's like his long lost mommy is back. So he has two mommies for now.
Went to the BLM Advisory Board Meeting in Reno the last two days. There were lots of good comments from the public and there is good news as they are considering and working on not only Madeleine Picken's proposal for her ecosanctuary, but a private one as well.
We are prepping for more foals, as some of the mares are having a tough time due to the conditions out there. Most of the mares are doing well, but there are a few that could use a little more groceries. So we want to be ready, just in case. There are people monitoring these horses daily so they are being watched very well. Say a prayer that we get some rain because the grasses are ready to pop up.
The wild horse situation seems overwhelming sometimes. But we just have to "move the mountain" one rock at a time. Thank you everyone who supports our wild horses and these little foals.
THANK YOU FROM ALL OF US!
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