As many of you already know, we were delighted to welcome Kachina, a Wild Mustang Mare, to the sanctuary on May 10, which just happened to be Mother’s Day. What a gift!
She was born on the Pryor Mountains of Montana to two of the most famous and beloved wild horses in that herd, Baja and Washakie, who Ginger Kathrens, Executive Director of The Cloud Foundation describes as “Pryor Mountain royalty.”
Ginger is also an award-winning film maker and when she offered to produce a short video about Kachina’s life, rescue and arrival to Equine Advocates, we were excited and extremely moved. The most amazing part of the video is the footage Ginger found in her archives that she had shot of Kachina on the Pryor Mountains when she was a newborn foal in 2010 and as a yearling in 2011. Sadly, the following year when she was two, she was rounded-up and captured by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), after which time she was shuffled from home to home until her rescue by The Cloud Foundation in the fall of 2019. It was determined that Kachina would do best spending her life in a sanctuary. We were happy to offer her a forever home when we heard her story.
This is not the first time we admitted a wild horse from the Pryor Mountains into the sanctuary. In 2013, we welcomed Hayden who had also been captured by the BLM and then over time, like Kachina, also needed to be rescued. Ginger, who appears in and narrates this video, was instrumental in Hayden’s arrival here as well.
We are currently in the process of introducing Kachina to Hayden which could either be quick, or take some time. That entirely depends on them!
In the meantime, please enjoy this wonderful video about Kachina. Thank you, Ginger!