Wild I Am, this amazing sentient being we call IAm – oh how do I ever begin a description for such a presence as he. Bred in the wild of Oregon, carried within his mother, Unity, as she was gathered by the BLM, adopted and brought forever home to I AM HERD. This precious wild soul was born here on this sanctuary ground, May of 2017, only months after his mother made the long journey home.
He is as vast as his mother’s ocean with the pure, childlike faith of a Soul in a vessel that knows only Love … and expects only Love … and gives only Love … and receives only Love. … IAm is really quite simple, he is only – Love.
IAm is now building his Sponsor Team and is in need of his first Sponsor. Each Sponsorship is a $50 monthly commitment that goes directly to IAm’s care. Or a business can sponsor IAm In Full for $350 per month, to make up his entire sponsorship team. We are a non-profit and count on public support to care for this herd and offer our Mustang assisted Wellness Programs to those in need. Sponsors receive a professional print on archival paper of your sponsored horse as well as updates from IAm throughout the year!
Read on for more of his story …
He is but a baby, yet has eyes of an elder. He was born this way. I cannot explain it. But I know it to be true. He is ancient, he is wise, he is the Light that peers through these ancient eyes.
IAm’s father is known as “Mateo” (pictured below) and he still lives gloriously wild and free on the South Steens mountain in Oregon. He is a large bay roan Mustang stallion. Full of substance, strength, beauty and wisdom. IAm’s mother, Unity and her dear Soul Sister, Omega – they were part of Mateo’s band in the wild and were bred by him, before they were gathered and ultimately made their way to the I AM HERD Mustang Sanctuary.
IAm (pictured right) is maturing into the most stunning buttermilk/roan buckskin. He inherited Mateo’s roan gene which makes his buckskin coat almost white, such a stark and stunning contrast to his dark, almost blank legs, mane and tail.
He is gelded, so that he can continue to live in the big herd with his mother Unity …. and …. with his ….
Yes! Omega had a colt too! IAm and Helix are the best of friends, born only months apart and, just like their mom’s identical in appearance, yet drastically different in essence and personality. (brothers playing below)
(above) left to right Omega, Helix, IAm, Unity Aug. 2017
(below) left to right, IAm, Mary, Helix Sept. 2017
(below) left to right IAm, Mary, Helix Sept 2019
It feels a bit like it does with their mothers, the Soul Sisters, as I find it hard to speak of one and not the other, these two boys are so intertwined – but they are so vastly different.
IAm is that slow moving river and Helix is the water cutting through the stones … so much like their mothers these two are, yet so completely their own as well.
IAm is truly that Love filled cup that flows and flows and flows from an inner source, so Real, so Pure, so Sentient that all you feel from him is simply that – Love. And his energy I often describe as ‘Elephant Energy’ – it is so big, but almost in slow motion, as he ambles to see you, carrying this giant soul hug that lives in his energy body. To be so vast and to be so very gentle and pure at the same time. It is how IAm moves through life and it is simply a sight to behold.
(below is Mary and IAm Sept 2017)
IAm is in need of Sponsorship!
Sponsoring an I AM HERD horse or pony is one of the most supportive things you can do for our work and mission. And the most amazing part is the way it truly connects the Caregiver TO the horse or pony they are Sponsoring! These wild ones just know and they are so grateful for Your help!
As your first Gift of Gratitude for your Sponsorship, we will mail professional print on archival paper of your sponsored horse! We send out additional Gifts of Gratitude throughout the year, and send you personal updates from IAm!
Above all, you will know that your donation ensures that we can provide the best of care to this wild one that you feel a connection to. Sponsorships are a monthly donation of $50, the cost of a bale of hay, and are a one year commitment. You may opt to have your monthly donation withdrawn automatically or you may pay in full for the year either via check or online credit card. The annual commitment begins the month you begin your Sponsorship (so a Sponsorship initiated in Feb 2020 will run through Feb 2021)
Blessings from this herd to your heart, there is truly a wild horse in all hearts that are drawn to them ~
I AM HERD
P.O. Box 3
Kelly, NC 28448
501(c)3 non-profit organization