May Campfire

by: Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary

May Campfire

Mustang Mentorship Clinic Series:
Summer 2017

Dates: June 16-18, July 21-23, August 25-27, September 22-24

Join us for our 2017 Mustang Mentorship Series featuring local Colorado Mustang Trainers Jessica DabkowskiCayla Stone and our very own Head Trainer Stephanie Linsley! This clinic is a rare opportunity to learn a crucial stage of equine development from three of the best Colorado has to offer. Each clinician works almost exclusively with Mustangs and have successfully competed at multiple Extreme Mustang Makeovers. You won’t want to miss learning from the three of them in one place!

Learn how to break down the gentling process from wild to haltered in a way that keeps both horse and human safe. We will be working with Mustangs of varying personality types or you have the option to bring your own Mustang. Each participant will have the opportunity to view demonstrations then practice the material under close supervision of one of our Master Mustang Mentors. Participants will receive the feedback they need to improve immensely in a short period of time.

Attend the entire series or join us for a specific area of interest, as each one will be focused on something different that you can add to your training toolbox. Overnight accommodations at the sanctuary amongst our wild herds are available.

Check our website for more
details about each clinic!

$1800/entire 4-clinic series
$500/individual clinic
(each clinic is 3 days in duration)

reserve your spot today

Sand Wash Basin
Adoption Day Overview

We are sending out a HUGE thank you to all of you that came out to our adoption day events!  Also, congratulations to all of you that adopted your new SWB mustangs!

To those of you that could not make it to our events, here is an overview of where the horses went:
– 22 were adopted!
– 8 went to our wonderful TIP trainers!
– Demi became part of our permanent herd!
– 3 went to the BLM’s WHIP Border Patrol Training!
– 8 (+1 baby on the way) are in GEMS training & adoption program!

Follow us on facebook to stay up to date with the mustangs in our training and adoption program.  If you are still interested in adopting, contact us soon!  They are quickly being claimed!

If you cannot adopt, yet would like to support our work, you can donate here

Sanctuary Tours
Celebrate a birthday, anniversary,
or any regular ol’ summer day
out with our sanctuary herd! 

Come and spend some time up close and personal with the mustangs and burros of the Great Escape, while exploring the diverse topography of a very unique location on the Eastern Plains! GEMS is located on the Palmer Divide, on the very northern tip of the Black Forest and even though we’re east of Denver, we sit at approximately 7,000 feet. Our tours are by appointment only, so be sure to reserve your spot today, as they fill quickly.  The proceeds from our tours go straight back to the horses.
Go to our website
to book a tour!

Thank you for your
endless interest and support!

Guess Tashka’s Due Date
& Get to Name Her Baby!
We are taking bets on Tashka’s due date!
$5 donation per guess
 (through facebook we will keep you posted with updates each week)
Click here to connect to our Square Up Donation Page.
Under “Donate Today” click or enter the amount you would like to donate
>>> each guess is $5
>>> add to cart
>>> check out
>>> in the “Additional Notes to Merchants” box enter your guesses!WHOEVER WINS GETS TO NAME TASHKA’S BEAUTIFUL BABY!This will be an ongoing bet until the baby arrives! If there is a tie we will have a silent bid war to see who bids higher for naming rights!

All proceeds go directly back to the horses!
Good luck and thank you for supporting our efforts!

4H Spirits of the West

The Spirits of the West 4H group are making great progress with their weanlings!  We just want to give a shout out to Jessica Dabkowski of Pony Peak Stangmanship who has been leading mini clinics for the group twice a month at Little Hawk Ranch in Longmont.

These weanlings will all be available for adoption after training at the Boulder County Fair at the end of July!  Stay tuned for their progress!
GEMS & Spirits of the West
will also will be hosting a
“Meet the Baby Mustangs”
Open House

at Little Hawk Ranch in Longmont!

Date & Details will follow

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