This beautiful mustang gets his name from the long journey it took him to be free again after being a victim of brutal roundups by the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) three times.
Journey was a baby at the Twin Peaks Herd Management Area (800,000 acres located in northern CA and western NV) when they seized him from his family. BLM organizes roundups to reduce the number of wild horses to maintain a manageable herd and healthy rangelands, even though horse advocates argue that it is illegally done and that there is plenty of space for these horses. Those captured end up in holding pens costing tax payers money.
Journey was adopted out to someone in Florida, but did not adjust to captivity. Melanie felt he deserved a life at Proud Spirit. Her friend Sara Gruen (author of Water for Elephants) offered to pay for his transport to Arkansas, and he now enjoys freedom again.
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