Matt and Palomino, our friends from Chilly Pepper-Miracle Mustang, are headed back to South Dakota to continue loading out the horses that are being adopted. This photo was taken just before they arrived at ISPMB. Snow has actually drifted so high over some of the fencing that horses can simply walk out. As they were driving, they received a message from the Sheriff that the court hearing had been cancelled. A deal had been reached between Karen Sussman and the Counties. Karen gets to keep 20 of her favorite Gila horses and the rest have been turned over to Fleet of Angels. So the work begins - there are 520 horses needing homes immediately!!
Folks have asked "Does that mean the horses are safe?". In reality, the answer would be No - Not yet! Until ALL these horses land safely in new homes, there is always a risk. If there is no money to feed them or a place for them to live, then "NO", they would not be safe. However, the whole reason Matt and Palomino are there is to MAKE SURE they end up safe, and that takes everyone!!