First Meeting between Nelson and Pedro
Nelson (left) and Pedro (right) meeting each other for the first time!
Spring has sprung and some new relationships are on the rise at Equine Advocates!

Pictured above is a shot from Day 1 of introductions between Nelson , a rescued Wild American Mustang who has been here since 2005 and Pedro , a Standard Donkey who was rescued less than a year ago. After Nelson's fellow wild horse buddy and pasture mate, Hayden, had to be moved to the barn and off the grass , we knew we needed to find a new friend for Nelson. Since Pedro's rescue in August 2018, we've been trying to find just the right pal to match his macho and rough exterior— we’re thinking Nelson may just be the Mustang for the job! So far, so good! 🌷🌷

Nelson & Hayden
Baby Hayden in
Pryor Mountains, Montana

Hayden and Nelson spent their days side by side as our two Wild Horse ambassadors. Together, their unique stories helped to educate the public about th e cruel and unnecessary Wild Hor se round-ups conducted by the government's Bureau of Land Management. Unfortunately, we had to split up the dynamic duo because Hayden had developed metabolic issues and needed to be taken off the grass entirely. He was moved up to the Main Barn where he became fast friends with Prince, a Thoroughbred. They spend a good part of each day together in our grass-free, outdoor arena, which gives Hayden the opportunity to exercise and run around. Luckily, he has been doing well since being moved. He also really loves kids and was a big hit with the Special Education students who visited the sanctuary last Wednesday as part of our Humane Education Program .

Nelson and Hayden had been together since Hayden first arrived at the sanctuary in the fall of 2013. We were very upset about having to separate them, but there was no way Hayden could continue to remain on grass. The good news is that both Mustangs are getting along with their new friends. We are so relieved that Hayden has adapted well and seems to really enjoy his new way of life and all the extra attention he is getting from our staff and his many admirers.

Don't forget.. our FIRST public open day of 2019 is THIS SATURDAY, April 13 from 11AM-4PM! We can't wait to see you there.
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Equine Advocates is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) equine protection
organization founded in 1996. In 2004, we moved our base of operations
to a 140-acre horse sanctuary in Chatham, NY which is home to 
80+ rescued horses, ponies, donkeys & mules and
Charlotte, Jakey & Cello, our three adorable goats. We have
a Humane Education Center on the sanctuary grounds
where we welcome visitors of all ages throughout the year. 
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