Prior to putting together new posts about what is going on with the Campaign to Save America’s Wild Horses and posting news from the Equine Welfare Alliance, Canadian Horse Defense Coalition and others…..I thought you might enjoy an update about this gentle free spirit.
Spring has finally arrived, yet the weather of course remains unpredictable. While the snow is melting, traversing across the ravine and getting to LOKI is often very difficult. not only for myself but he has often found it difficult to get to me as I approach him. Once hard packed snow allowing you to walk on top of it, has given way to melting snow beneath meaning that one solid step too often leads to a precarious step that sinks you to your hip.
LOKI’s favorite perches, once snow covered, now are becoming barren of the white stuff, meaning that it is now dangerous for him and for myself to climb. The chance of a leg being tangled and caught in the tree branches or impaling oneself should support give way is very real. My concern is more for him, than myself, as I can readily get medical attention. First picture was taken April 4th during a mild week of melting snow.
When I first came upon him he was stretched on his side snoozing, far too comfortable to come to me so I made my attempts to get to him.
Unfortunately for us both, the added snowfall, made it almost impossible, with me sinking far to deep and he in his attempts to reach me, becoming buried up to his neck. We both conceded to Mother Nature, I got as close to him as possible and left his fresh dinner on the most solid area I could find.
Our faithful companion “Mr. Raven” joined us and watched, likely with great amusement, as I slowly crawled on my stomach backwards off the mound before I could gain solid footing and make my way through the deep snow back to the road about 200 yards away.
Yes, I had brought enough for “Mr. Raven” to have a good meal as well, LOKI shares with his unusual friend and playmate.
You can see LOKI directly behind “Mr. Raven” in the second picture.
Now back on the road, I was happy to see both LOKI and his buddy enjoying their evening meal. Mission accomplished.
New videos will be uploaded today, however, unfortunately due to the strong winds that day, it is suggested that you alternate your sound levels when viewing.
Hope you all enjoy these updates on this most amazing boy, his life and my time with him.