My brother and I got kicked out of our herd by the herd stallion who had enough of our shenanigans. It was fun at first roaming around in the forests and meadows but soon we wanted some company and found a beautiful mare.
Unfortunately she lived on private land and we were not welcome. With the help of the rancher and the kind folks at WHOAS, we were encouraged to get into a trailer and came to their rescue facility just west of Sundre.
At first we were frightened but our caretakers are patient and have years of experience in helping wild horses adjust to captivity. It starts with them bringing us lots of good food and water. Before you know it we had halters on and began to trust these humans who did not want to harm us.
Now you should see me. I look forward to being led into the barn twice a day where I get more good food. I can be brushed and touched and its okay. I have been gelded, had my wolf teeth removed, vaccinated and wormed. I have also been freeze branded (W or H right hip) so if I ever get lost or stolen I can be found again. My brother is already adopted but I am still waiting for someone to take me to my forever home.
Is that person you?
Cascade is ready for adoption. Contact WHOAS at WHOASalberta@gmail.com and arrange to come out and see him. He is not going to be a big horse, maybe 14.1 hh but is strong with good feet. We have found these wildies are quick learners and bond quickly with their new owners. He is only 2 1/2 years old – a perfect time to begin to develop a riding horse.
If Cascade isn’t the Wildie of Your Dreams, maybe you would like to leave your name on our list of potential adopters should another wildie becomes available. We would like to hear from you.
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