We have an update on a KELOLAND News investigation.
You may remember when we reported on a case of starving Mustangs at International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros Ranch in Dewey County back in 2016.
Gentle Spirit Horses Rescue and Sanctuary near Humboldt took in several of the horses.
Now, nine of them have completed a program called “So You Think You Can Train.”
“Basically, we’re just showing how these horses went from mishandled, most of them didn’t want to be around people, to very loving, kind, gentle animals. All of these horses are up for adoption,” Emily Wood, with Gentle Spirit Horses Rescue & Sanctuary, said.
The program also helps the nine teenagers who spent the summer training the horses.
“We firmly believe that to bring around long term change, you educate the youth. These kids all learned new horsemanship skills, how to feed, how to give horses a second chance, how to take a horse that didn’t know anything and teach them basic skills so that’s something they’re going to carry forward into the future,” Gentle Spirit Horses Rescue & Sanctuary Executive Director Tiffany Ring said.
Gentle Sprit has been around for about eight years. The organization has rescued more than 270 horses.