Unbridled Heroes is awakening…. It has been exhausting but worth every second, every tear, every setback and every glory. What started as a mindset, a shift in belief has made our dreams possible, our voices for the voiceless are being heard and we will continue to fight for them. We are unbridled, anything is possible with structure and faith. We have started to dive in deep into a very corrupt system that goes beyond animal cruelty and the exploitation of our horses, one that is evil and is existing because WE are letting them. It is time to stop it, we are stronger, our spirit is unstoppable, and faith will lead the way. UHP will go about this in an alternative way, that is our style, our anthem, but we will DO SOMETHING. There is a whole pipeline of horses that are exported to Canada and Mexico in the most inhumane ways. Most often these trades are done by the most evil of men and women and these lives, beautiful innocent lives are caught in this awful system of greed, corruption and money. AMERICA, we can do better by what is a living legend, our horse.
The SAFE Act, which would ban the export of our horses for human consumption has been reintroduced in Washington. While everyone is so excited, this seems to be a pattern where the bill just sits and nothing happens. This year, UHP will make sure the bill does not sit, something will happen, we will move it through the house and senate by working with our legislatures to ensure that this time, we stop the madness. This is just the beginning. Enforcement of the laws is a whole different issue, but one step at a time. It’s GRIND time. Here is a link to follow the bill. https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/961?fbclid=IwAR0cl9tgbnxv6Crn5PwWBtRN0XwBJYjuwFIUYh8XXuoFe6ZBFL4h6J4HOkk
With that, on our home base, our Rescues are thriving….. they are beautiful in every way and we have fallen madly in love with every single one of them. UHP is ready to launch our Heroes Program in Late March, providing our Heroes an alternative holistic way to heal.
We have linked up with a wonderful Girl Scout Troop from Mahwah, we are excited to be chosen as their bronze star project. Here is a picture of us brainstorming at the farm.
UHP has also been speaking, hoping for an Unbridled movement where we can inspire people to unbridle themselves and live their dreams. It has been a remarkable experience and we are so grateful. Here is an edited clip of our last speech. We are a 501-c3 and rely solely on donations. Please consider The Unbridled Heroes Project for any donations. We are so grateful for the support and love.
Our Partner, Cat Zimmerman has been super busy doing what she does best, gentling Wild Mustangs…. Below is her latest blog post which we took from her website, which you can subscribe to at: https://czmustangs.com. In bold below is what this amazing young woman has been doing. We are SO PROUD of CAT and the unsung hero behind both CZ Mustangs and Unbridled, Cat’s mother.
February 2019 is in full-swing and so much is going on at CZ Mustangs that I’m not quite sure where to start.
Unlike previous years, this winter, Cat has not one but two mustangs in training for Extreme Mustang Makeovers–one in Madison, Wisconsin and one in Ocala, Florida.
We picked up Kimber (Wisconsin mustang) in January after a very, very long drive from Florida to Mississippi to Illinois and back to Florida. Kimber is a long yearling and, personality wise, a cross between Beau (the 2018 Kentucky Makeover mustang) and Digby (the 2018 Georgia TIP Challenge). He started out a bit…difficult but came around quickly. Cat discovered that he’s a natural for liberty.
Just over a week ago, we picked up another new mustang. This one is SPICY and a real piece of work. She’s a buckskin filly, not even a year old. As usual, Cat was excited for the challenge because feisty fillies just add to her knowledge base for future training situations.
It didn’t take long for “Lil Miss Sunshine” to win Cat’s heart–originally named tongue-in-cheek but now that she’s simmered down, the name truly suits her.
Sunni’s adorable. She will be available for adoption in the near future. Now that she’s a little more pleasant to be around, Cat has to determine what the filly likes to do. Every horse needs a job and purpose, so we will keep everyone abreast on Sunni’s progress.
In addition, she’s preparing for the horse expo in Tennessee where she was invited to give clinics and perform. We both love these events because it enables her to educate large groups of people about the programs offered by the Mustang Heritage Foundation as well as the amazing capabilities of wild mustangs–given proper training, most mustangs can be domesticated and compete successfully in any discipline.
Finally, Cat has been invited to give clinics in the springtime and summer in different states. We are thrilled to travel, especially since she will finally get to see mustangs in the wild, an experience I planned on giving to her last year but I unexpectedly wound up sending her and another person to the 2018 Mustang Magic instead. I cannot wait for her to see mustangs running in the wild at last. What a magnificent experience she will have and I’m super excited that I will be there with her.