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Rescued Horses Begin New Lives

by sfox

khou.com

Posted on May 12, 2009 at 8:00 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 27 at 11:01 AM

Eighty-four formerly neglected horses began new lives over the weekend.

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"Not long ago these majestic horses were struggling to survive, but they will be given all of the care they need to make a full recovery at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch," said Diane Miller, director of operations at the ranch. "The HSUS looks forward to watching these horses overcome the neglect they faced on the Three Strikes Ranch, and blossom into healthy animals."

The HSUS has been working with Habitat for Horses and Front Range Equine Rescue since the rescue to find appropriate permanent homes for the neglected horses. Unfortunately, very few people are properly trained to care for wild horses.

Of the 222 horses rescued in April, nearly 100 have been adopted or reclaimed by previous owners, 38 will be transported to the Cheyenne, Wyo. Stockyards for further care and eventual adoption, with the remaining 84 now safely at Black Beauty Ranch.

The horses taken to Black Beauty Ranch will be mostly stallions and geldings. These mustangs will require special care and handling during their rehabilitation, and will be housed in large pastured areas designed to hold wild horses.

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