Marshmallow the Alpine Mare
Marshmallow the Alpine Mare
Marshmallow the Alpine Mare
Marshmallow the Alpine Mare
Marshmallow the Alpine Mare

Marshmallow the Alpine Mare

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Marshmallow Alpine Mare's Story:

Marshmallow was passed over by every single bidder in one of the previous Alpine Wild Horse auctions. She has an old injury to her left rear hock and canon bone where bone was exposed and proud flesh grew over the wound. She is not sound at a trot, so sanctuary life will be the very best option for her. The contractor in charge of the round ups was gracious enough to gift this mare to Kelly Kilmain, whom has been largely responsible for saving MANY Alpine Wild Horses through her fundraising.

Kelly's niece and nephew got to name this beautiful girl, and at ages 7 and 4, they decided to call her Marshmallow with the nickname "snowsprinkle". We LOVE that this opportunity to name this wild horse gave these kiddos insight into what is happening with our wild horses. To truly make change, it's important to educate the younger generations to come on the importance of these historic icons!

Marshmallow is a peaceful & wise old mare whom we adore having in our Alpine Herd!!

The beloved Alpine Wild Horses of the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest in Arizona are under attack. Last year they numbered around 400, wild and free on 400,000 acres! These horses are historic, and descendants of horses brought along by Francisco Vasquez de Coronado during Spanish expeditions through the area in the 1540's! After the Forest Service announced a complete removal of the horses from the forest there have been multiple shooters running rampant around the forest and shooting any horse they can find. In the latest shooting, 38 horses have been found dead and an additional 15 horses are missing and presumed dead. There were also multiple injured with gunshots and left alive, wondering why they fell victim to such a madman. Two foals were also orphaned, and luckily have been doing well on their own.

So far over 80 Alpine Wild Horses have been rounded up. We are working hard to reunite some families from the Alpine Forest in our dedicated "Alpine Pasture"! With your sponsorship, we will be able to save more Alpine Wild Horses than originally intended, so thank you so very much for helping these beautiful souls.

Sponsorship Tiers:

Bronze Sponsorship: $15/mo

For the Horse: Some Monthly Hay Cost Covered

For the Sponsor: Mustang's Full Known History, Mailed Photos of Your Mustang (one time), and a Monthly Mustang Update

Silver Sponsorship: $30/mo

For the Horse: Some Monthly Hay Cost Covered

For the Sponsor: Mustang's Full Known History, Mailed Photos of Your Mustang (one time), and a Monthly Mustang Update

Gold Sponsorship: $75/mo

For the Horse: Half of the Monthly Hay Cost Covered

For the Sponsor: Official Certificate of Sponsorship, Mustang's Full Known History, Mailed Photos of Your Mustang (one time), a Monthly Mustang Update, a t-shirt (one time), Invites to Sponsor Only Events at the sanctuary to meet your mustang!

Platinum Sponsorship: $125/mo

For the Horse: Partial Monthly Hay Cost Covered

For the Sponsor: Official Certificate of Sponsorship, Mustang's Full Known History, Mailed Photos of Your Mustang (one time), a Monthly Mustang Update, a t-shirt (one time), a Mug with your Mustang on it (one time), invites to Sponsor Only Events at the sanctuary to meet your mustang!

Diamond Sponsorship: $200/mo

For the Horse: FULL Monthly Hay Cost Covered, Deworming, any Hoof Trims or Dental Work Needed

For the Sponsor: Official Certificate of Sponsorship, Mustang's Full Known History, Mailed Photos of Your Mustang (one time), a Monthly Mustang Update, a t-shirt (one time), a Mug with your Mustang on it (one time), Wall Canvas featuring your Mustang, Invites to Sponsor Only Events at the sanctuary to meet your mustang!