Rescued Mustangs

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Annie: Rescued, Adopted, Re-rescued

In the summer of 2017, Cat was contacted via social media about two older mustangs abandoned on a property in Connecticut.  The owner had adopted several mustangs, never worked them, and moved away, leaving the horses behind. The new property owners couldn't continue tending to them. Cat and her mother drove from New Jersey to the property (over four hours each way) to fetch both horses.

Annie was the older of the two and not in very good shape.  A pretty chestnut colored mare with white lacing on the back, she was afraid and nervous of everything. After working with Annie for six months, Cat managed to gentle her and help her overcome her fears.

In March 2018, Annie moved to a horse farm in Georgia. Originally intended to be further trained and then re-homed, the owners fell in love with her and permanently adopted her. We thought she had found her forever home.

In May 2019, Cat learned that Annie was being starved to-death by the new owner (along with over 24 other mustangs). The Bureau of Land Management pulled out the horses and, after Annie regained the strength to travel, Cat fetched her. Annie now resides at CZ Mustangs and will be a permanent resident at their newly formed sanctuary.

 

Cat Zimmerman's Rescued Mustang Cheyenne at CZ. Mustangs

 

Cheyenne: Surrendered and In-Training

Cheyenne was surrendered to CZ Mustangs in September 2018. Unfortunately, her owner in New York could no longer keep her. But, unlike many owners, Cheyenne’s owner did not just abandon her. Instead, she conducted a lot of research for the best place for their mustang. We are honored that they selected Cat Zimmerman and CZ Mustangs for Cheyenne.

In New York, Cheyenne had terrible skin allergies.  Since arriving in Florida and with Cat’s care, Cheyenne’s skin has cleared up beautifully. In Spring 2019, Cat began training her under-saddle. She will be looking for a forever home for Cheyenne when this pretty little mustang has some more miles under her saddle.