Littleton, CO—It is all too common these days to hear stories of neglect, abuse, and abandonment of one of the noblest animals on the planet, the horse. Luckily, it is not often we hear about rescues of the magnitude that began in the fall of 2016 in South Dakota. The Hallelujah Horses, some 907 iconic Mustangs, were seized and the journey began to find these precious souls lifelong, safe and nurturing homes. To date the majority of the horses have found their safe place in the world, however, 60 horses still await their forever families.
On October 29, 2017, at Zuma’s Rescue Ranch in Littleton, Colorado a group of three amazing women, deeply involved in the rescue and welfare of America’s wild and discarded horses will team up, bringing the resources of their respected organizations to support and find homes for these iconic horses. Two beautiful bay mares from The Hallelujah Horse herd will be gentled during a live day-long broadcast with international horsewoman and mustang expert, Anna Twinney.
Anna Twinney and four of her ROTH trainers will demonstrate and teach prospective adopters, sponsors, and supporters about the process of gentling a formerly wild mustang. During the live, online broadcast both virtual and in-person attendees will observe The Reach Out to Horses techniques and have an opportunity to ask questions of the trainers throughout the day via their streaming tools. The skills demonstrated during this unique event will serve not only prospective adopters but for any current or future horse owner hoping to learn the keys to true partnership with their horse.
The proceeds from this event will help the remaining mustangs that were once part of, The International Society of Protection of Mustangs and Burros (ISPMB), in South Dakota. In 2016, local officials were called to investigate a report of abuse, found horses that were deceased in the fields, others were suffering from malnutrition and or starvation, and many had severe injuries and illness.
Elaine Nash and Fleet of Angels were asked by South Dakota authorities to step in to assist with finding adoptive homes for some of the horses. Their team selflessly took charge of the horses after the courts removed them from ISPMB ownership and turned them over to Fleet of Angels. Through their heroic, endless work Fleet of Angels has successfully fed, rehabilitated, and placed all but 60 of these horses.
As winter approaches, the remaining Hallelujah Horses are in serious need of sponsors to meet their basic care requirements, as adopters are located. For those wishing to contribute to their care, becoming an Angel Sponsor is easy and a perfect way to help these horses in need. As an Angel Sponsor, your committed contribution of $150 a month for a total of three months will bring the amazing effort of placing the horses from the largest equine rescue ever seen to date. With 100 Sponsors, we as a community can bring this mission to a successful end. What a great way to honor this American icon and share life as the holiday season approaches. If you wish to become an Angel Sponsor,( click here )
For those wishing to contribute by attending the event at Zuma’s Rescue Ranch, you can reserve your spot with a $20 contribution. Tickets are available at www.ReachOuttoHorses.com
or in person at Zuma’s Rescue Ranch on event day.
About Fleet of Angels and Elaine Nash
Elaine Nash has been involved in the business of making people, businesses, and events successful for over 20 years. Nash was named Public Relations Person of the Year for the Nashville entertainment industry by the National Entertainment Journalists Association, she has served on numerous boards of directors and is a published author of many interviews, articles, stories, and jokes.
Having grown up in the west, Elaine is a lifelong horse lover and has always had horses in her life. From trick riding to reigning as a rodeo queen, to representing the International Rodeo Association as Miss Personality USA, she’s covered the gamut of equine activities. Elaine has a great deal of professional experience in the equine industry as an owner, breeder, trainer, and certified equine appraiser serving as an expert witness in numerous equine-related court cases.
She frequently participates in large-scale equine rescue missions, leads a large equine-oriented social media network, and is the founder and head of the national equine emergency event and transportation non-profit organization,
About Anna Twinney
Anna is an International Natural Horsewoman, Clinician, Animal Communicator, Speaker, Coach, and the Founder of Reach Out to Horses. She is recognized around the world for her highly effective, trust-based training methodologies, founded in the natural language of the horse. For almost 2 decades, Anna has taken her pioneering work with horses and training to six continents and has gentled hundreds of wild horses in the U.S., Europe, Australia, China, and Mongolia.
She is especially active in the ongoing struggle to stop the removal of the American Mustang from their home on the Public Lands of the Western US. She has created a 2-DVD set titled Whispers from the Wild Ones, that teaches her unique approach to gentling, and shares the plight and possible solutions for the wild horses of the west. This resource has been distributed to hundreds of organizations in the U.S, and abroad, and has been featured on two television networks.
As well as being on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations, Anna and Reach Out to Horses has gentled and directly assisted in the adoption of thousands of rescued horses. In addition, she has used her platform and classed to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for rescues and sanctuaries across the globe.
For more than a decade, Anna continues to be an often sought out contributor for a variety of national and international magazines, publications and websites. Her work has been featured on U.S. and international television, radio and internet programs, including Martha Stewart’s Living, the BBC, the French travel show, “Echappées Belles”, Chinese Television and Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI TV). She regularly demonstrates her gentle communication and intuitive riding with her Spanish Mustang, Excalibur at expos and other venues. For more information visit ReachOutToHorses.com
About Zuma’s Rescue Ranch
Since it’s inception nearly a decade ago, Zuma’s Rescue Ranch has become a leader in horse rescue throughout the United States. Zuma’s founder, Jodi Messenich served as an advisor board member on the national organization started by the ASPCA, HSUS and AWI called The Homes for Horses Coalition. In her role as board member, Ms. Messenich worked to create policies and standards for horse rescue initiatives. Zuma’s Rescue Ranch is a proud member of The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, as well as the Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies. The ranch
serves as a rescue and rehabilitation center for homeless and abandoned horses and farm animals at their location in Littleton, Colorado. www.ZumasRescueRanch.com