There is something so pure and mysterious about the wild mustang. They have roamed the American prairies, deserts, and grasslands for hundreds of years running as free and as wild as the wind. However, in recent years, the habitat of many wild animals, including that of the horses and burros, has shrunk while populations rise. In an effort to protect the untamed symbol of the west, every year the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rounds up the wild horses and burros in order to find them homes through adoption where they will find love, care, and a new purpose. To support this noble and important cause, Cloverfield Ranch decided to take a trip up to Belle Fouche, SD where a wild horse and burro adoption was taking place. When we got there, the air was teeming with the vibrating energies of these untamed spirits. After going through endless pens of these beautiful horses two fillies, quietly standing in a corner pen, caught our eyes. These two fillies, as we would later learn, had been through the adoption process at least three times and had yet to find their homes. We immediately knew that we had found our mustangs. The staff representing the BLM were wonderful, helping us through the rigorous yet necessary adoption paperwork and trailer loading process. Within the hour, our mustangs were loaded up and began their journey to their new forever homes. Welcome to Cloverfield Ranch, Moonshine and Whiskey.
A big thank you to Susan Humphrey, a wild horse enthusiast whom we met at the adoption, who has dedicated her life to helping these animals find their perfect home.
Wild horses and burros are defined by federal law as unbranded, unclaimed, free-roaming horses or burros found on public lands in the United States. Most wild horses and burros living today are descendants of animals that were released or escaped from Spanish explorers, ranchers, miners, the U.S. Cavalry and Native Americans.