I had a wonderful opportunity to interview with Noelle Maxwell, a freelance writer working with the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) https://www.fei.org/, about my film and the my effort to save the mustangs. The International Federation for Equestrian Sports is the international governing body of equestrian sports. The FEI headquarters are in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The Forgotten Horses is now on DVD. DVDs can be purchased through Mill Swamp Indian Horses, WindHorse Path, and are being distributed to other organizations like Corolla Wild Horse Fund, Livestock Conservancy, Horse of Americas (HOA), and more.
Besides my passion for the Mustangs, I enjoy Irish Dancing. I have been a dancer for 9 years with Kathy Nelson, Rose and Sword Academy of Irish Dancing and have competed in many events.
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!
On the 7th of February 2018, I received approval for my Girl Scout Gold Award, "The Forgotten Horses" which is the Girl Scout's highest honor and achievement. The Gold Award requires the girls to identify an issue in the community and carry out a Take Action project to address the matter through leadership work. Nationwide, less than 6 percent of eligible Girl Scouts the honor.
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.
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/
Amazing Opportunity provided by Lisa Diersen, EQUUS Film Festival Founder, to show "The Forgotten Horses" at the EQUUS Film Festival Maryland Stop. Thank you so much Lisa!
One Year Ago, during the filming of "The Forgotten Horses", Kelly Crockett and Krysta Rutherford at the farm that the Corolla Wild Horse Fund uses when horses have to be pulled from the wild for health or safety concerns.
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"The Forgotten Horses" Film will be shown at the Equus Film Festival, Baltimore, Maryland Stop on January 19-20, 2018. Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093 http://www.equusfilmfestival.net/
Tell your friends and family about these endangered horses.
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
I now have a beautiful DVD Cover Design for my film - Thanks to help from Tom Crockett.
"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.