One of our main goals is to find our rescued horses their forever adoptive homes where they become beloved trail or companion horses and family members.
Easter, a 16-year old dun mare was adopted in July to her forever home on the western slope of Colorado where she will be a beloved trail horse.
She was relinquished along with her daughter Lily (who has since been adopted) by a local woman who could no longer care for them.
Easter's training began in mid-May with Michele Skerl of Freedom Equine in Crawford Colorado.
Finnley was adopted in October 2021 to a local Montrose, CO couple. Finnley was trained by Michele Skerl of Freedom Equine in the spring of 2022. He's now a beloved and reliable trail horse.
Finnley was part of a roundup of wild horses on the Navajo reservation. They all ended up at the local livestock auction and were destined for slaughter in Mexico. It was a long and confusing situation with many wild horse advocates asking questions about branded and unbranded mustangs because mustangs from the Navajo roundup and another simultaneous roundup at a different location were all mixed together. Many horses were injured in the mayhem.
We asked one of the rescues at the auction to bid on two horses for us and Finnley was one of those horses. Finnley joined Spirit Wind Horse Rescue in 2015 and he is now approximately 8 years old.