Girl Scouts National Young Women of Distinction

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I am very excited to say that I have been nominated for this exceptional honor by the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast as one of three nominations to GSUSA. I will also be receiving the Helen Kattwinkle Gold Award Scholarship.

Every year, ten exceptionally inspiring Gold Award Girl Scouts are chosen as National Young Women of Distinction (NYWOD).  This honor is given to Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors whose Gold Award projects demonstrated extraordinary leadership, had a measurable and sustainable impact, and addressed a local challenge related to a national and/or global issue. These young women are taking matters into their own hands, generating much-needed change!

THE MISSION

I am on a mission to provide public awareness of the different strains of the Colonial Spanish Mustangs, America's Forgotten Horses, and to protect them from endangerment. This documentary stems from my love of this breed.

It all began in 2013 when I adopted Katalina, a Corolla Spanish Mustang, who had to be removed from the wild. With the assistance of my mentors and project advisors, I made a film addressing the issue of public awareness of the different strains of the Colonial Spanish Mustangs.

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I learned about the benefits of the breed and action steps to help save "The Forgotten Horses" from endangerment by interviewing expert horse-people who have experience in breeding and protecting these gentle creatures and learning from them. The Mustangs are endangered for many reasons, including habitat destruction and breeding practices.  It is my hope that you will learn about these beautiful animals and their innate ability to comfort all people: disabled people, people suffering from trauma, people who have a disease or special condition, and the importance of protecting them from extinction. Colonial Spanish Mustangs, America's Forgotten Horses, can teach us valuable life lessons!  So, I hope that you will take action to protect them. 

For more information, please go to my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/csmtheforgottenhorses/

To learn about my film go to: https://www.csmtheforgottenhorses.com/ 

Thank You!

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Tell your friends and family about these endangered horses. 

Take Action

SPONSORSHIP - SPONSOR ONE OR MORE HORSES OR HERDS AT THE VARIOUS MUSTANG FARMS AND ORGANIZATIONS

MEMBERSHIP - BECOME A MEMBER OF A MUSTANG CONSERVATION ORGANIZATION.

LEGISLATION - SUPPORT LEGISLATION AND PETITIONS THAT PROTECT THE MUSTANG STRAINS

MUSTANG QUALITIES - SHOW YOUR MUSTANG IN EVENTS THAT HIGHLIGHT THEIR BEST QUALITIES

OUTREACH PROGRAMS - SUPPORT NON-PROFITS AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS THAT USE MUSTANGS

 

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"The Colonial Spanish Mustang: The Forgotten Horses" Film by Krysta Rutherford

"The Colonial Spanish Mustang: The Forgotten Horses" documentary explores various strains of the Colonial Spanish Mustang, "American's 1st Horse", and was created to bring public awareness of this dying breed and give them an understanding of the significant benefits of this type of horse. This documentary includes interviews with various mustang conservationists in the United States. The Colonial Spanish Mustangs breeds are endangered for many reasons, including habitat destruction. It is important for the history and heritage that these horses be saved.

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