Bruce and Julianne have a follow-up conversation to speak with Milanne Rehor about the Wild Horses of Abaco Project. In this second call, Bruce and Mimi discuss the early days of the herd and how Mimi found them when she first arrived on Abaco.
Bruce spent time over a period of two years working with Nunki, the last mare of the Abaco breed. Since she was in fact still wild, he was called in to help Mimi work with her on the stressful aspects of collecting eggs for future breeding and insemination. From handling during vet exams to stress-free loading into the breeding chute, the less stress she felt during the process, the greater the chance of success. Unfortunately, Nunki died in 2015 before the insemination took place. On a positive note, however, the organization was able to collect her eggs for future cloning projects.
While remaining in Abaco to update and fortify the Preserve to house an equine therapy program, Mimi was still in the Bahamas when the storm hit during the fall of 2019. The first podcast episode about the Abacos released in January delved into the storm and Mimi's experiences following the devastation. She has since completed enough renovations on a newly donated vessel to be able to take to the water again and make a move to Marathon, Florida.
For more information about Mimi and the Wild Horses of Abaco project, visit www.arkwild.org.
To see the story of Nunki and Bruce's involvement in the Abaco project, watch The Edge on the EQUUS Film Channel at www.filmfestivalflix.com.
For information about Bruce's work, Nature's View, Natural HumanshipTM methods and the story behind The Edge, visit www.naturesview.us. Bruce will be presenting the work at EQUITANA on September 25 &26, as well as during clinics in Arizona and the Carolinas in May and June for anyone who would like to learn in person. Follow us on FB for continuing updates at Nature's View Inc.