… and now there is this Mustang, oh what a story she has and it is truly just beginning …
***UPDATE*** We have now brought Rainbow home! The full Video Journal from Rainbow’s 3 day retreat/clinic is being released to members of our Patreon group. We would be honored if you join the journey at https://www.patreon.com/MaryMillerJordan (Please Join the Wild Horse Course tier for all videos)
To support Rainbow and the mission of I AM HERD…
Have you ever had something pulling at you from the inside. A silent voice that somehow speaks louder than words? Well, this is exactly what happened to me (MMJ) when I first saw the above picture and read the post accompanying
An exert from the post is shared below in the blue box. This was written by the original adopter when she posted that she needed to place this mare …
When I read the above post I was in route on our 2018 Wild Horse Road Trip to adopt the Wild Mustang mama and her filly foal pictured above. We had already committed to adopting the pair and bringing them home to our sanctuary and it was hard to even imagine how we could take in another needy Mustang at the time. But it did not matter what my ‘brain’ had to say, there was something much louder speaking and it was that silent voice that could not be ignored.
This Mustang NEEDS us and there was a familiarity about her so powerful that I could not shake it. You see, one of our Ambassador Mustangs passed away only a little over a year ago. Her name is Colors and she is one of the reasons we founded the I AM HERD Mustang Sanctuary in the first place! It is because of my relationship with Colors, that I wanted to create a safe Sanctuary for more wild horses that need us … as well as a safe Sanctuary that can be shared with other humans. I wanted to share with others what the Mustang has gifted me – a direct connection with my deepest authenticity. This is what our Sanctuary is all about – our mission is two-fold. We offer Sanctuary for Mustangs and Sanctuary for humans … and Colors and the other Ambassador Mustangs from my original Heart Herd are reason it is in existence. (Below is a video by filmmaker Ivy Schexnayder featuring my Heart Herd, the Ambassadors of I AM HERD. Colors is the one with the huge mane .. she is the one that looks like this new Mustang in need!)
When I saw this image of this Mustang in need, I could not help but see COLORS painted all over her. From her physical conformation, to her color and markings to even the texture of her hair. Even the position her legs are in, in this image, just said COLORS to me so powerfully. … It was not as if I felt like this mare was Colors, but more so, I felt SO STRONGLY that Colors was DIRECTLY guiding me to HELP THIS MARE…. and it did not matter that I was already committed to helping this other mama Mustang and her baby …. I just knew I HAD to help this mare too. It was a voice so quiet that I could not ignore it.
When I reached out to the original adopter of this Mustang that Colors sent, I was touched to hear just how passionate the original adopter was about securing a SAFE home for this Mustang. This Mustang had been a ‘three strikes’, passed over three times on the internet adoption and because of this, her owner had bought her as a Sale Authority. She had said the mare gentled up quite easily and when she sold her to the trainer, she thought it was a good fit. She was distraught to hear that this Mustang was possibly headed to auction and she had bought her back and brought her home to follow through on her original commitment to care for this Mustang … but she was overwhelmed by the deep scarring that this mare now had and she knew she was not the one to help her through it. She agreed to surrender the mare to me, under the terms that I would help her learn to trust humans and ensure that she NEVER ended up in this situation again. I agreed.
The image of her running is from her Internet Adoption photo, where she was passed over 3 times before bought as Sale Authority.
All of this took place while I was in Colorado at the Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary, picking up this new wild mama and foal! … (the wild Mustang mama and baby are the pintos pictured ) I did not have room on the trailer to pick up this new rehabilitation Mustang AND this new mare & foal pair on the way home to NC … and so I reached out to a friend and member of my MMJ Patreon group, Clair Coley, whom lives in central TN – about 4 hours from where this Mustang was. Clair agreed to pick her up for me and foster her at her farm! We agreed that I would travel back out to pick her up and bring her home after the winter. Clair’s farm is perfect for fostering a special needs horse and simply allowing her to Just Be – the farm is entirely set up with connecting pastured, all fenced off from the road. And Clair has a herd of her own horses that are deeply grounded and confident, offering solid and safe heart space for this mare to begin her healing journey. So, Clair and her heart herd took this mare in and allowed her the freedom to just Be Held all winter long.
And now the time has come for me to travel to TN and bring this Mustang home to our I AM HERD Mustang Sanctuary, where we will spend the next ??? months … or ??? years …. creating a relationship built on deep trust and an honoring of her wild heart within.
True to the two-fold mission of I AM HERD, we would like to invite You (as a 2-legged sentient Being) in as invite this Mustang (a 4-legged sentient Being) into this safe Sanctuary space that is the heart of I AM HERD.
On April 12th – 15th I (MMJ) will be connecting with this new Mustang (whom has currently taken the name ‘Rainbow’) in person at Clair’s farm. An intimate group of participants will be sharing and co-creating the space in person and we would like to extend an invitation to YOU to also share and co-create this space via Live Stream. Please note that this will not be a high energy, drama filled event. The connection will be highly focused on the energetic and mental connection that is birthed before anything physical moved into the light. If this speaks to you and/or if you simply feel led to support Rainbow in any way. We would be honored to have you join in and become a Rainbow Helper, as we prepare to bring this special mare into our sanctuary and heart. *** This 3 day amazing retreat is being shared video Video Journal to all members of of Patreon group –> https://www.patreon.com/MaryMillerJordan <— Please join the Wild Horse Course tier (or higher) for full content) ***
To support Rainbow and the mission of I AM HERD you can donate securely via Paypal or Classy (Classy is a platform for nonprofits used by The Salvation army, Shriners Childrens Hospital and more .. in other words, it is safe and well trusted) or you are welcome to mail a check to I AM HERD PO Box 3 Kelly, NC 28448 … you may also consider creating a fundraiser on FB and raising money yourself … just select I AM HERD as the beneficiary and the donations will go straight to supporting Rainbow.
Even if you are only able to offer $5 .. your help truly IS FELT … as together we are a Herd and every little bit adds up to a Herd of Help for this amazing Mustang in need.