Two Years After Roundup, A Mustang With A Horse-Shaped Marking Was Finally Saved

We all know mustangs are stunning animals, but every now and again, we come across one that is truly exceptional. The Bureau of Land Management rounded up this pinto horse in 2018. Her stunning markings make her instantly identifiable. Cirrus’ distinctive coat pattern was initially discovered by an American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) representative while studying wild horses in Burns, Oregon. It doesn’t take much effort to figure out what makes Cirrus so unique. Her white neck patch, complete with a perfectly positioned brown eye and a flowing white mane, obviously resembles a horse.

Cirrus’ life was transformed forever when helicopters landed on her herd, but the lovely mare’s life was transformed forever when helicopters fell on her herd. The BLM executed one of its numerous roundups in 2018 as part of their ongoing attempt to regulate wild horse populations in the western United States.

Cirrus was one of 846 wild horses removed from their natural habitats and taken to government holding centers. While some of the BLM’s confiscated feral horses and burros are successfully adopted into excellent homes, it’s general knowledge that many of the animals have far less fortunate outcomes. The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting America’s wild horse populations and their natural habitat. When they learned that Cirrus’ future was in jeopardy, they fought tirelessly to ensure that she had a better life.

Cirrus is finally safe, two years after she was kidnapped. The AWHC teamed up with Montgomery Creek Ranch, a wild horse sanctuary in Northern California. Montgomery Creek Ranch, with its 2,000 acres of unspoiled nature, is where wild horses and burros rediscover their freedom. They take in horses who have nowhere else to go, and there are currently over 200 wild horses roaming freely within the sanctuary’s safety. The charity also runs a training program for horses that are too young to be adopted. Cirrus arrived at Montgomery Creek Ranch in March 2020, ready to start over.

Cirrus surprised ranch caretakers by being surprisingly calm and kind despite having spent the majority of her life away from humans. Wild horse enthusiasts believe her tale deserves to be told now that she is ten years old. As wild horse territory is constantly reduced, the same story keeps repeating itself.
Cirrus, according to Montgomery Creek Ranch and AWHC, has the potential to be an ambassador for all wild horses. Cirrus’ caregivers at the ranch have begun to gradually acclimate her to being around people. The beautiful horse has already determined that some humans aren’t so bad, thanks to her inherent interest and placid demeanor.