Galahad

Galahad

This is a photo of the four year old stallion that WHOAS rescued in the harshness of this past winter.  Here Jack is explaining how the boy has progressed and how to handle him.  We had transported him to his new home where WHOAS has placed new panels, on loan to his new owner, in order to provide a good handling/training pen for “It’s-All-Good”, aka Galahad.

Softness of the eye

Softness of the eye

As with all of the wild horses we have dealt with over the years, Galahad is an extremely intelligent horse.  He listens to the softness of the voice and responds  to it as he gains his trust of us humans.

Looking like a champion

Looking like a champion

As with all colts and stallions WHOAS gentles down and handles, Galahad has been gelded in order to make his transition to having a human companion, a little easier for all involved.

He is in for a very good life.  The training he is about to undergo is going to be excellent for him and other wildies.  This journey is being documented by his new human companion and we will shortly put a new link on our site so that you can follow also.

At home on sweet green grass

At home on sweet green grass

The next one to update you on is the mare that was with Galahad. Being an older mare, it took quite a bit of extra time for our 2 horse gentlers, Dan and Jack, to take her to the point where she could be handled safely. Awaiting this stage in her training was the person who adopted her. Patiently he would await our updates on her progress. In early May her new human companion drove all the way up from the Lethbridge area to pick her up.

 The mare, "Chance"

The mare, “Chance”

He had fallen in love before he laid eyes on her as she was going to allow him to relive an earlier point in his life. Then when he saw her he was totally enthralled and the lady was give the name “Chance.” Here she is in her new home having put on considerable weight.

Paying attention

Paying attention

Chance is responding well to her training and has adapted well to her new environment.

The third rescue was a little filly who was named by her new owners, Gracie. She was the foal of Chance.

Who's smiling more?

Who’s smiling more?

Here is Gracie with one of her new human companions who have put in lots of time working with her to gain her trust and eventually one of their riding mounts. She ponies along with their other horses on the trail. She is happy to have a saddle on her back as part of her training.

Gracie under saddle

Gracie under saddle

Although she is a baby still and is a long way from being old enough to be ridden, she is responding happily to all the new things being introduced to her. Again this shows the intelligence that is prevalent among our Alberta wild horses.

No sooner had we delivered Galahad on Tuesday to his new home, than WHOAS was asked to take in another young wild stallion. This boy too had got into a group of domestic horses on private property which was causing trouble.

The new arrival

The new arrival

This young boy again typifies our Alberta wild horses and is only about three years old.

Showing off

Showing off

Untouched by human hands so far, he is about to embark on a new journey. He will be gentled and gelded and then placed in a forever home.

Sizing the humans up

Sizing the humans up

The process of gentling this boy will take some time. WHOAS is hoping that we can attract younger people who would be willing to learn about the gentling process necessary for wild horses. This will become increasingly more important in the future as we progress with our plans for a proper handling and educational facility.

Checking out the new neighbours

Checking out the new neighbours

Bob

 

3 Responses to “New Journeys in their Lives”

Thanks Bob for the update and pictures, we have been wondering how Galahad and Chance have been doing. They are looking amazing in their new homes and of course Miss Gracie is awesome!!

These updates are great Bob. Thanks for all the work you do for the wildies.

Hi Bob The wild horses and us as Albertains are very happy and proud to have some one like you and Fran that devote countless hours looking after our wild horses that are striveing to stay alive to be a hudge part of our Western culture and heritage.we pray every day that our Government will wake up some day and work with you and WHOAS people who have the knowledge of our beautifull and precious Canadian Resourse THE WILD HORSES.Thanks BOB! With regaurds and respect Bunny.

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