adapted from ~Cormac McCarthy
A story of a girl and Wild White Stallion.
|Photo by Leslie Sterling, Sacramento Bee|
This girl came to be an ardent admirer of an amazing guardian and father while doing Biology research and writing her thesis for a Masters degree, in the Twin Peaks Herd Management Area near Susanville, CA. The Stallion and his band were intentionally/inadvertently within the confines of a small grazing allotment at Spanish Springs, Summit Trough near Ramshorn Campground, off Rye Patch Road.
|Guarding his family.|
His youngest son already taking charge of his world.Photo by Leslie Sterling, Sacramento Bee
|BraveHeart giving warning to another stallion.|
|Last seen here 8/21/2010 the day following his capture.|
A visit was paid on January 4th to the corrals hoping to find her freckled white
Why was it the very day after horses had been shipped to long term holding that she was told he might not be there? How could it be that a horse who had a private home may now be a long term ward of the Federal Government? Why were long term horses shipped before Jan 1st when they were said to be "available"? Where has he really gone? How many others has this happened to?
BraveHeart and his family will forever reside in this girl’s thoughts and soul.
She says "Every horse deserves special consideration, and should not be just pushed through the process."
|Our girl will not give up on the search for her BraveHeart.|
*UPDATE: We received word today about the search for BraveHeart...
March 18th, 2011
"We discovered today that our BraveHeart is dead. It is not how he died that matters, it is how he lived … and I think you are aware that this special stallion lived the true wild horse life. He was extremely dedicated to his family and he loved his world each and every day that he had on the range, being who he obviously was put on this world to be … a very, very special wild stallion. His story will be told. He will not be forgotten."
BraveHeart will live on through his many admirers, many photographs, his young son Pableu's Cloud Blanket, and in the heart of our girl.