Meet Black Moon
He was captured outside of his home range in the Sulphur Springs Herd Management Area in Utah. Because of the drought, wild horses and burros, like all free-ranging wildlife, are forced to wander across the boundaries of their defined Herd Management Areas (HMAs) in search of water and food. In February 2015, 100 wild horses were removed from the range where they had been wandering into the road.
#5398, now Black Moon, is a 20-year-old black stallion. RTF made sure that this stallion, who spent his entire life in the Utah Mountain wilderness, would not end up falling through the cracks. He and a 15-year-old bay stallion (#5422), who we have now named Merlin, had no bids at all and faced an uncertain future, so we spoke up for them and had them brought to the sanctuary. We did geld the bay stallion; he has a difficult time seeing and may be almost blind and depends on Black Moon a lot.