|Rolling in after traveling the many highways between Allegan MI and Northern California, covering 2184 miles, the wheels of their coach finally came to a stop at 7 AM, Sunday 9/11, at DreamCatcher Sanctuary.|
|Directly on her heels were the Paint mare Chocolate and the gelding called Onyx. They wasted no time catching up to Jewel.|
The drivers opened another interior compartment for the next group to be released.
|The next to take her careful steps to freedom was the buckskin mare, Phoenix.|
|Stormy, the gray mare, could not get away from the truck fast enough passing her stall mate running for the others.|
|In the forward compartment was the Appaloosa mare Lace and her foal who were the next to make their dash to freedom.|
|With her baby boy Shilo right on her heels...|
|To be quickly joined by the gelding called Duke after he was released from the rear compartment he occupied during the trip.|
|They immediately formed a herd and ran, rolled, sniffed the air, squealed at the other horses over the fence, then went for a big long drink of water.|
|Jewel carefully studied the horizon in every direction, her gaze was far away and long.|
As incredible as this new sanctuary home is, her real home is just over those hills and she knew it.
|The light and sparkle quickly returned to the nervous eyes that first emerged from the trailer.|
So happy to be home!
|As it should be... together and free, free from human interference or expectation.|
To everyone who played a part in what to me is nothing short of a miracle...
Read Older Posts below for more of their stories and many photos.
In Defense of Animals www.idausa.org founder Dr. Elliot Katz joyfully observed the safe return and release of these lucky few. With him was filmmaker Michael Bailey www.planetviews.com who was filming. Watch for their upcoming documentary of this event.
Also read IDA's story IDA Helps Mustangs Return Home
Also see the Humane Observer blog for more information.
More pictures are posted on The Michigan Horse Welfare Coalitions facebook page.
Straight From the Horse's Heart blog posted an article Abused Twin Peaks Wild Horses Come Home to DreamCatcher.
|Sunset over the Sanctuary|