Badlands

The hardy wild horses from the Theodore Roosevelt National Park have run wild in the 44,000 acre park in the North Dakota Badlands for over 150 years. In order to manage the population, the National Park Service periodically removes horses from the range, selling them at public auction. In September 2013, more than 100 were removed and offered to the highest bidder. Legacy and The Cloud Foundation was asked to step in to help ensure none of these horses went to slaughter. The joint campaign was a success, and Legacy is now home to 35 of these wild horses, some of which belong to a private owner that met Legacy at the auction in Wishek, North Dakota. Many of these are being gentled for adoption, though some have been accepted into sanctuary due to their need for long term physical or mental healing.

Cavalry_4919_LR
Cavalry, colt, born 2013

Loyalty_4872_LR
Loyalty, filly, born 2013

America_5249_LR
America, colt, born 2013

Allegiance_5696_LR
Allegiance, filly, born 2013

Lance_5122
Lance, colt, born 2013

Trusty_5267
Trusty, colt, born 2013

DunCenter_4944_LR
Dunn Center, mare, born 2012

Bisbee_4725_LR
Bisbee, mare, born 2012

Tioga_4775_LR
Tioga, mare, born 2012

SouthHeart_5161_LR
South Heart, mare, born 2012

Zap_5591
Zap, stallion, born 2012

Ponderosa_4946_LR
Ponderosa, stallion, born 2011

Willow_4780_LR
Willow, mare, born 2011

Marigold_5639_LR
Marigold, mare, born 2011

Arnica_5011_LR
Arnica, mare, born 2011

Clover_5170__LR
Clover, mare, born 2011

Primrose_5623_LR
Primrose, mare, born 2011

Crocus_5657_LR
Crocus, mare, born 2011

Yarrow_5053_LR
Yarrow, mare, born 2011

Lupine_4843_LR
Lupine, mare, born 2011

Buttercup_5001_LR
Buttercup, mare, born 2011

FrostysFool_4837_LR
Frostys Fool, mare, born 2011

Aspen_4299
Aspen, stallion, born 2011

Lilly_5348
Lilly, mare, born 2011

Larkspur_5285
Larkspur, mare, born 2011

Chica_5180_LR
Chica, mare, born 2010

Buckaroo_5313_LR
Buckaroo, mare born 2010

Dancer_4222_LR
Dancer, mare, born 2010

Latigo_4936_LR
Latigo, mare, born 2010

Shawl_5354_LR
Shawl, mare, born 2010

Wrangler_4788_LR
Wrangler, stallion, born 2010

Bandanna_4888_LowRes
Bandanna, mare, born 2010

Feather_5340_LR
Feather, mare, born 2010

Reata_4860
Reata, stallion, born 2010

Bandit_5012
Bandit, stallion, born 2010

 

 

Photos courtesy of Deb Little