Louisa Mustang Preservation Raising Funds to Secure Home

A horse preservation in Louisa County is looking for support to continue its work with a group of American icons. Full Story
Andi

Martinsville, VA

#1 May 27, 2013
Thank you Legacy Mustang Preservation for what you do. These horses are part of the very fabric of America. As humans continue to encroach on their habitat, they choose to simply wipe them out instead of preserving this American icon. If it were not for organizations such as yours, the wild Mustangs would simply disappear. Thank you!
Not So Wild

Lyndhurst, VA

#2 May 27, 2013
Andi wrote:
Thank you Legacy Mustang Preservation for what you do. These horses are part of the very fabric of America. As humans continue to encroach on their habitat, they choose to simply wipe them out instead of preserving this American icon. If it were not for organizations such as yours, the wild Mustangs would simply disappear. Thank you!
They are a Spanish icon. A Mustang is a free-roaming horse of the North American west that first descended from horses brought to the Americas by the Spanish. Mustangs are often referred to as wild horses, but because they are descended from once-domesticated horses, they are actually feral horses.
Voice of Reason

Lyndhurst, VA

#3 May 27, 2013
This article might have had some impact if not for the fact that the Dodsons used a Buzzword Dictionary to make their case with trite phrases and clichés.

I tune out when I start reading about "callings" and "giving back" and mottos like "People Helping Mustangs, Mustangs Helping People."

There must be a boilerplate template out there where you just fill in the blank with whatever pet project you wish to put forth to get other people to pay for your HOBBY.

NBC29 could save this article and use it later by just changing the names and substituting "People Helping Pit Bulls, Pit Bulls Helping People" for whatever pet project they come across on a slow news day--no reporter required.

The fact is that these people, however well intentioned, will never be able to make a dent in the 50,000 horses they refer to. With the economy still struggling, they will be lucky if they can adopt out three horses a year.
lawgirl

Charlottesville, VA

#4 May 28, 2013
I appreciate and admire anyone with a passion for animals. I have enjoyed reading and following this organization online. However, I am really disturbed to learn that they were only leasing the farm as opposed to owning it. I am not sure why anyone would start such a venture on leased/rented property. Now you want donations so that you can purchase the farm? No thanks. I am completely disenchanted now.
LMP

Glen Allen, VA

#5 Jul 21, 2013
Thank you to all who have followed our journey of helping raise awareness for the American Mustang. Along our journey we began to realize how little the East Coast knows about the plight of the American Mustang. While we know we cannot help or "make a dent" in the number of mustangs in need of homes ourselves, we do believe that raising awareness will indeed affect change. In less than 2 years we have affected and homed over 60 mustangs.
As for our journey and to respond to "lease" situation we ask that you please check the facts. We had a lease/purchase contract when after 1 month of moving in the Earth Quake hit! Our move was inevitable after a structural engineer said the home site was not structurally sound and needed much work especially after the most recent aftershock. And yet we believe in this mission and we continue to serve the American Mustang. With 3 weeks to find a place and move - we are here - with the help of many who have sat in the presence of both the wild and once wild horses. We stand strong and have not folded. I dare anyone to come out and look into the eyes of just one of our Mustang Ambassadors and say "Legacy Mustang Preservation has not made a difference in that horse's life". Please visit us - we strive to stay open "FREE" to the public so that those who are not able to get out west can understand the true nature, design and spirit of these living legends. Until they all remain free we will continue to fight for those who have already lost what they treasure most - as Ginger Kathrens says best - their freedom and their families.

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