On the 9th of July, one week since I brought the baby wild horses home, I spent most of that day sitting and observing Inanna and Hidalgo. That first week was a time of learning how to read their energetic boundaries. I sat in a chair in their run. After about 30 minutes of circling, turning away where their energetic comfort zone ended, Inanna boldly approached me and took hay from my hand. Here is a clip of that first close connection:
Then I sat outside their corral, got sleepy and laid down. Much to my surprise, the babies laid down inside their run as well! This was the first time I experienced how energetically sensitive they were to my energy; when my energy went down, theirs did, too.
I started a daily practice of cutting green grass and placing it in their run.
Inanna (the dark filly,) kept trying to nurse on Hidalgo’s penis. Hidalgo was very patient with her. These babies who were only 5-6 months old, were pulled off of their moms much earlier than they would have been weaned in the wild.
As I observed this, I could hear the sad whinnies of their mothers as we drove away from the corrals in Craig, Colorado two days ago. My heart broke over the hard realities that challenge our wild horses. We have way too many wild horses, and not enough designated land to support them due to laws and regulations that need revamping.
I felt challenged and also honored to have the privilege of raising these two baby wild horses. Inanna and Hidalgo are my mascots for my campaign to advocate for our wild horses in a powerful, positive way.