Happy New Year’s Eve!

31 12 2015


Looking back on 2015, we had many successes offset by many seeming failures for wild horses and burros in America. But if those failures gave us lessons with which to succeed in 2016 and beyond, we owe it to our mustangs and burros to pony up and succeed.

It’s possible. Our Spring Creek Basin mustangs are beautiful, living proof that perseverance and commitment *can* bring about our desired goals.

So, looking back on 2015, we focus on those successes with gratitude and with commitment to carry forward lessons learned.

From the horses:

  • Honor, protect, cherish family.
  • Live in the moment.
  • Bite once, make your point, graze peacefully.
  • Play!
  • Be curious. Explore.
  • Be wary of danger, but don’t panic.

What lessons have you learned from YOUR horses? Please share! 🙂 And enjoy the last moments of 2015!



8 responses

31 12 2015

Thanks for the memories this year and all the years we have been involved with the horses.

The 4CBCH have been coming to observe the beauty of the area and the horses for years. Our role had changed over time, as all things do, and I look forward to our members continuing interest and support.

31 12 2015

Yes, you and Frank have been leading the advocacy for Spring Creek Basin’s mustangs for 4CBCH for a very long and much-appreciated time! And we are so thankful for that and for your continued involvement! We couldn’t do what we do without you! 🙂

31 12 2015
Sue Story

For us, 2015 will be remembered as the year we saw wild mustangs in person for the first time, and that was all it took. They captured our hearts that first day, and they continue to be such a source of wonderment for us with each additional visit we make to the Basin. Thank you TJ for a year of incredibly stunning photos of these magnificent creatures, and a very happy new year to you and the mustangs from both of us.

31 12 2015

So great to meet you, Sue – and Dennis (again?!)! Hope to see more of you both in the coming year. The horses need all the supporters they can get. I love that you wrote that THEY *captured* YOU! 🙂

31 12 2015
Prairie girl

I’ve acquired some wisdom from my many days with the Green Mountain Mustangs:
Yawning is cute.
Snaking is cool to watch.
Foals are like Velcro..stuck to mama!
Always be aware & alert.
Trust takes patience.
Loving something wild is easy.
Protect the things you love.
Never give up.

Happy New Year my friend! See you then! 🙂

31 12 2015

Wonderful list! Absolutely wonderful! And wonderfully perfect. 🙂 Thank YOU! And I hope to meet you in 2016 and see your beautiful Green Mountain mustangs!

31 12 2015

TJ, I count your blog as one of the blessings that I’ve had in 2015 and before. I so appreciate your kindness in sharing your photos with those of us who can’t be there in person to see these beautiful animals God has graced us. Thank you for all you do to share these gorgeous creatures with all of us here on the internet.

31 12 2015

Thank you so much, Mark. Hopefully one day, you WILL be able to visit in person and see how much more there is to the mustangs than any photo can reveal. God surely blessed planet Earth by blowing that West Wind into the form of a horse. 🙂

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