Foster a horse, support the herd

The Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center has announced a holiday gift idea that should appeal to wild horse aficionados.

The foster horse program, as it is called, allows individuals to officially “foster” a particular horse for a small donation. In exchange, the individual or a person designated by the purchaser will receive a color photograph of their foster horse, a certificate suitable for framing and pertinent information about the horse.

Blizzard is one of the wild horses that can be fostered in a program offered by the Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center. In the summer months, he is often seen in the Mustang Flats area of the land designated as a wild horse range in the Pryor Mountains.

The program is designed to raise awareness about the Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang herd, while at the same time supporting projects that benefit the horses.

The program began last year and already has 63 fosters on record. The packet can be either mailed or picked up at the Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center.

Funds will be used for range improvement projects including reseeding of forage areas, developing new water sources and improving educational signage. The group is also considering using some of the funds to create memorial signage for the two horses that were killed by a vehicle earlier this year.

The horses currently available to foster include Jackson, Duke, Blizzard and, in memoriam, Admiral, who is one of the two stallions killed earlier this year by a vehicle.

Foster arrangements can be made at the center located just outside of Lovell or through the groups website