Patti Mosbey: A true Trojan horse |

Patti Mosbey: A true Trojan horse

Patti Mosbey/For the Saturday Morning Press
Trojan with his dam, Countess and sire River.
Courtesy Photo

Let me tell you how I got my name as Trojan, “the little horse that snuck into Sand Wash.”

You see, a couple years ago a beautiful grey stallion went missing from Sand Wash. He was on a mission to find himself a mare of his own and maybe the local gals just weren’t interested in him. As the summer wore on not much was thought of the missing grey, after all, there are a lot of grey stallions in Sand Wash. Well, finally one day the missing grey, River, was seen — pretty hefty news coming out of the basin as River had come from afar bringing in a whole new fleet of horses with him.

Now that was big news!

These were definitely not familiar horses and the excitement of the Sand Wash fans was a buzz about the newcomers. The SWAT team sprang into action and along with others who had noticed the new band gave the newcomers fine names. The big pinto stallion, whom River must have outmatched for his one mare was deemed WarHorse. The mare became known at Countess — after all, a big gallant stallion like that should have a Countess. Countess brought with her a few of her offspring, Rebel, Hidalgo and her sweet pinto filly, Checker.

I was “in hiding” as Countess crossed the boundary that brought me, like a Trojan horse into Sand Wash. The lady that named me was just sure that I would be a WarHorse colt, but alas, as I began to shed from my deep ruddy color to my beautiful grey coat it became more obvious that I was River’s first foal. Unfortunate for me I won’t live my days out in the wild yonder, but for some lucky adopter I will prove to be a loyal companion and lifelong partner.

I’m just a young’un, so I will enter into your heart and home if you just give me a chance. Come see me soon at GEMS — Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary — and make sure you have your adoption paperwork ready.

This is just one of the many stories that have been written about the Sand Wash horses that will be available for adoption in April. For more stories like this and more adoption information, visit the Sand Wash Advocates Facebook page: Sand Wash Basin Wild Horse Advocate Team – SWAT. SWAT is the team partnered with the BLM that advocates for the wild horses in Sand Wash Basin.

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