In September 2011 a Crested Butte woman spotted 60 horses in a mountain pasture that she learned were awaiting shipment to Mexico for slaughter. The wild herd had been wandering the area searching for food and a local rancher gathered them on his property so he could ship them off to Mexico for slaughter.
She began raising funds to buy the horses from the rancher, then feed and care for them in temporary facilities while she sought people to adopt them.
As soon as they heard about the situation, Teri and friends Stacy, Lisa and Baily headed out to Crested Butte with the intention of bringing home 5 of those horses. They came back with 12.
Back at Terolyn, Dr. Rice met and evaluated all of the new rescues. He got them on wormer right away, patched up injuries, got them comfortable and relaxing in their new home.
Since then, all of the horses have been placed in forever homes. One of the mares, a beautifully dappled grey name Skye, was (unexpectedly) pregnant and delivered a beautiful filly a few months later. Her filly has a white crescent moon on her forehead and so was named Luna.