Well, I did go on the radio last Wednesday, but to be honest I was a bit disappointed. They really didn't let me talk or ask me many questions. I mean all in all it was okay, but I thought that since they asked for me they would have a few questions already prepared and that we would have some kind of discussion. Instead, I was asked two questions about my book, Veteran of the Silent War and the rest was just senseless banter. At this point I have no option but to chalk this one up to experience and hope that the small amount of exposure that it gave me will lead to bigger things.
After the radio show, I went up to a place called Wynoma Ranch where we took a look at a herd of Mustang horses. I'm adding my pictures to a new page here on the website and I will be adding the Wynoma Ranch website as well to my associates page. The ranch is a non-profit organization that is presently caring for a herd of horses that was slated for destruction. It's quite the battle here in Nevada, the wild horses are in danger all the time from home owners that have purchased homes inside of their natural range. The homeowners for the most part don't like the horses in their yards because they step on the flowers. Oh boo hoo. The herd that's at the Ranch right now were all displaced from southern Reno early last year. Other concerned people stepped in with their money and purchased the horses but had no place to put them. That's when Wynoma Ranch stepped up and took the herd. Now they feed and care for the animals using donations and volunteer help and by adopting out the horses or having the horses sponsored.
To sponsor an animal it's only $150. If you have no place to take your new horse they will continue to care for it for $50 a month. That's a bargain. They also have a couple of trainers that, for a fee, will gentle your new Mustang. He or she will not be saddle broke, but they won't bite or kick you on sight.
Before going out to the ranch I listened to the radio show called Mustangs Matter with Lacy J. Dalton. She's a country music legend. She's also a huge Mustang advocate here in Nevada. It was a good show and I learned a lot. I also am a big animal rights advocate but have never gotten involved much with the Mustangs. I suppose I never realized just how precarious their position is here.
Anyway towards those ends I was out at the ranch looking at my friends new adopted horse and looking for one of my own. I can't afford to adopt one until January but I did pick one little filly out. She's only 8 months old and has quite a unique color. My dilemma now is do I allow her to simply remain free, or have her gentled? The jury is still out on the topic. Also up in the air is the actual boarding of a new horse. I will be moving when the lease ends on my present apartment. They are raising their rates at too high a percentage each year and although it is a nice complex I refuse to pay $1000 a month for a one bedroom. So.... if I get a horse, then I need to find a home that is horse friendly.
I know that many of you were wondering what happened at the radio station, so that was it. I am going to see if I can get a round two with them and have them make more of an issue about child abuse. First I have to talk to Keia about the ELI group to see where they are. She's been silent for a while. At any rate, take a look at my website. I will be working on it for a few hours. New chapters of Alti's Odium will be added as well as pictures of part of the herd of Mustangs that's out at Wynema Ranch.
Live well and be good to each other.