Blaze, the stallion of our group is approximately 21 years old. There are currently 11 members of his family group and they have grazed in this immediate area of Placitas for the last five years. One of the members of his group was severely injured by a hit and run driver and had to be taken out of her suffering. Sufficient water and forage access during recent drought years meant a dangerous crossing of Highway 165.
Seeing the horses graze and roam freely and watching the family grow with newborns and new members has been enchanting to residents of the area, yet it has been bitter-sweet in its tragedies as well as threats to their continued well-being.
Straight To The Horse’s Mouth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed by a small community group of 6 members dedicated to the long term care of these horses. The horses are now safely corralled on one of the members property. Their needs are taken care of and they are gradually becoming accustomed to interaction with people. They live safely off the road and are out of danger or threat.
Horses have been roaming free around the Placitas area for generations, originating from many sources. As time has passed, their freedom, resources and safety have been severely impacted.