Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at
Hard to believe that Sonny just had his 3rd birthday this month in October! He is no longer with his family band. He is now a full-fledged ‘bachelor’ stallion. As a 3 year old, he is currently hanging out with three other young bachelor stallions. It is also interesting to see his coloring change. He is truly a combination of his father – a dark bay with no markings, and his mother who is a light bay almost buckskin color.
Bachelors will continue on their own or with other bachelors until they are old enough and strong enough to steal a mare from another band. This coming of age is usually around 5 or 6 years old.
For more information about the issues concerning free-roaming mustangs visit Sonny Boys Tours on Facebook If you would like to help one of the non-profit organizations working hard to help the wild horses, follow the links on our website, http://www.RenoWildHorseTours.com.
Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 at
Virginia City was host to a fantastic event to benefit the Virginia Range Mustangs. The Wild Horse Faire, on Saturday August 23, 2014, was a day filled with fun, food, and wild horses of course! The day started with a parade and ended with a concert featuring Lacy J. Dalton. Shirley had two of her newest rescued foals – two little colts each less than one month old.
Rescued foals get a second chance
Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund, Let ‘em Run Foundation, Wild Horse Preservation League and Wynema Ranch Sanctuary were all on hand to provide information about how they help preserve wild horses safe out on the range. Their common goal is to preserve our American Heritage – the wild horse! Samantha was there to talk about her next ride through the state of Nevada next year to raise awareness.
Sonny Boys Tours was there too! Our united message was to keep involved and let political leaders, legislators and congress know that we want to keep wild horses out on the range, free-roaming. For more information, LIKE Sonny Boys Tours on Facebook! We routinely post information on how to contact political leaders.
If you would like to donate to any of these non-profit organizations, follow the links on the right side of the home page in our website: http://www.RenoWildHorseTours.com
Monday, May 5th, 2014 at
You’re a Star
This beautiful family of ‘stars’ all have one thing in common. You guessed it – a star of their foreheads!
Stallions are such good fathers. They keep a vigilant eye on their mares and foals. The mares also protect their new little fillies and colts and watch us as we watch them! We humans need to keep an eye on them as well. Not everyone appreciates the value they bring to us just by being who they are. The horses need all the help they can get!
To find out how you can help keep these Virginia Range mustangs wild and free, click on the links on the right hand side of Sonny Boys website home page. Look for Hidden Valley Wild Horse Preservation Fund (HVWHPF), Let ‘em Run Foundation or Wild Horse Preservation League (WHPL) and others. They continue to pledge their time, energy and talent to help these horses on a daily basis.
Go to: http://www.RenoWildHorseTours.com or call Tina at (775) 200-5205.
Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 at
At this time of giving and reflection, we think of the times that made us smile. We remember the experiences that caused our hearts leap with joy. For those who visited Reno and took our tour, we thank you! We hope that the first glimpse of seeing the wild horse created a unique moment and an extraordinary memory for you. The mustangs have given us something internally rich that cannot be measured in monetary value.
The sight of a young foal nudging his mare to nurse, the wonder at seeing the lone stallion standing bravely and watching us, the birth of ‘Sonny’ with his family standing sentry, the amazement at looking up at a family band grazing peacefully on a hillside. These are just a few of the memories that we have enjoyed sharing with all of you.
Happy holidays! Have a prosperous and memorable new year from Sonny Boys Tours.
All the best,
Tina & Patrick Brodrick
For more information about the wild horses of the West, visit Sonny Boys Tours on Facebook.
Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 at
It is only fitting, before the month of October ends, that we recognize a little colt born October 7, 2011, who is now two years old. In the next year, he will be leaving his familiar family band, and moving out on his own. As a young stallion, he may hang out with other males or he may wander alone for a time. Mustangs are very social creatures, though, and he will want companionship, even with a bachelor band.
Mustangs enjoy a free-roaming life in a few pockets of the West. Their habitats continue to dwindle so we must act as stewards for our American Mustangs. You can help advocate organizations. Follow links on our website: http://www.RenoWildHorseTours.com
And click on the links on the right side of the home page to get more information about sponsoring a wild horse or how to donate.
Also, check out Sonny Boys Tours on Facebook!