Mustangs of the Month to Sponsor
U=Utterly irresistible! That’s what we think of when we see the big freeze brand ‘U’ on Mariah and Rioja, our mustangs of the month looking for sponsors. Mariah and Rioja came to the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary together after living through harrowing tales of hardship. Now they’re free to run and loving their forever home. When you visit us, we think you’ll find Mariah and Rioja utterly irresistible too!
What does the 'U' on Mariah and Rioja mean?
All BLM sale eligible horses that are 11 years old and older and passed over three times for adoption are marked with a three inch "U" freezemark immediately to the right of their traditional BLM freezemark. Many people call term the "U" as "unwanted" and or a "three strikes horse." A horse is considered to have been to three or more adoptions when it has been offered for adoption at three separate adoption events (satellite or National internet adoption) and not successfully adopted. Mariah and Rioja are not unwanted! We love having the both of them! They are our poster mustangs for what really counts at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary: every mustang is worthy of being wanted.
Mariah's freezemark 'U' can't be missed. Have your tour guide point out Mariah when you come see the mustangs.