The shifting of seasons, preparing for different weather, stocking up on hay and supplies, taking advantage of the long daylight hours before the sky becomes dark sooner, gearing up before gearing down. All things we are beginning to step into as we transition into Fall.
Catch the last of our summertime clinic line-up, be sure to scroll down and read below for different opportunities.
We have also been working on our annual fundraising event Boots, Buckles and Bourbon, November 3 & 4th…this year with special guest Mary Miller Jordan! We have many exciting things planned, so stay tuned and set aside the weekend on your calendar in support of the Mustang.
Many thanks to all of you for your continued support in what we do.
Love, Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary & Training Center
For Adoption…meet Finch and Clivette
A wonderful Fall/Winter project, take home a yearling! These youngsters are both from the Salt Wells HMA in Wyoming and will make a wonderful addition to your family. They both were part of our Jr. Mustang Training Program and have had a great start. Clivette is well versed in all of her groundwork, trailer loading, picking up feet, standing for the vet and farrier, obstacles, nothing phases this girl. Finch is coming along at her own pace and is progressing nicely into halter training. She is a highly in-tune and sensitive girl who needs things to move a bit slower. For more information or to schedule a time to meet these girls, please contact Michelle. They are located in Longmont, CO.
Updates from the Ranch
Horsemanship is in the air…well, maybe it’s Fall that’s around the corner, but it’s not too late too participate in the last if our Summer programs!
++ Stephanie Linsley, our Head Trainer has led a Horsemanship Series that has covered many important topics this Summer, don’t miss your chance to grab a spot in the last one in September – Horsemanship 3 Refining the Communication. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity! Follow this link for more details and to sign up.
++ Jessica Dabkowski is joining us in September for a Trail Riding Clinic…want to join in the fun? It will be an amazing weekend of horsemanship on the trails at GEMS. You’ll first learn some basic tools and techniques in the arena. Then apply them with two days of riding on the 900 acres of our private sanctuary land. Bring your own horse or partner with one of the GEMS Ambassador horses. Get more details and sign up here.
++ Our Escape on the Range Retreat Center is now complete! Talk to our Programs Director today to reserve this unique experience for your group. Whether you are planning a family reunion, wedding, corporate retreat or a retreat that you would like to facilitate, we have the accommodations to fit a variety of needs.
++ Come visit us at the ranch for an afternoon and join us for a tour, sign up here.
++ Want to arrange a special day in celebration of someones birthday, anniversary or other special occasion? There’s no better way than to spend it with the Mustangs at GEMS! Contact us for some unique ideas and create your experience!
++ Getting horses out of holding and into homes, through our Training and Adoption Storefront! So far this Summer we have been able to help transition 31 horses into homes since June, have 12 in training and 2 currently available for adoption. A huge thank you to Head Trainer Stephanie Linsley and TIP Trainers out there making a difference everyday in the lives of the wild ones.
++ Training Tip Tuesdays! Don’t miss these insightful and thoughtful posts by our Head Trainer, Stephanie Linsley on our Facebook page. Join us there for daily updates and posts on happenings at GEMS!
Updates from the Range
Sand Wash Basin HMA
(above photo by Scott Wilson)
++ A visit to the Basin from an incredible photographer and friend of the Mustangs, Scott Wilson. Read about his experience here. If you purchase a print from his trip, a portion of the proceeds will come back to GEMS/SWAT. Follow this link to see his amazing work and wonderful photographic captures of the spirit of the wild ones.
++ We are still awaiting news on the timing for the upcoming gather and in the meantime are preparing to assist in anyway that we can. We will keep you updated when we have any more information.
Please consider a donation towards our efforts. Donate here.
TIP Training ready for love & training
These horses are currently located at Canon City BLM holding facility. Heights are approximate. Contact us to reserve horses to be pulled for the next TIP load. First come first serve!
Stay at Great Escape
Have you been able to spend the night in one of our off-grid eco cabins?! Now is your chance! We are now hosts on airBnB! Come stay with us this summer/fall and spend some time with the wild ones!
Pedal the Plains
Take the option for the Great Mustang Gravel 100 and stop by GEMS for a visit along the route! For more information and to register for this ride, follow this link.
Our mailing address:
3980 Broadway Street, Suite 103-102
Boulder, CO 80304
Our ranch address:
42132 Ridge Road
Deer Trail, CO 80105
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