Many of you have written to me asking about General.
I have not written another chapter in “General’s Saga” and I apologize. Many tasks at hand but it is a story I want to share.
I am going to be a bit self-indulgent in responding to inquiries about General and just “talk.”
I love that old horse. From the moment I saw him that day he was captured he spoke to my soul. He has a presence that others have observed since that day.
Elyse Gardner calls me every time she leaves the Broken Arrow to let me know that she has seen him. Elyse is rather fond of him, too. She gave me this video to share (General is at the beginning and the guy with the star next to him is Commander. True is at the end of the video). She has more footage of General from last Sunday and will send when she can.
I left the voices in. This piece lets you feel what it’s like to walk the facility. So many horses to view and so many questions to ask and never enough time.
General looks good, so does Commander. General slipped his tag off. I know his number and referenced some of the horses by number in correspondence with John Neill at the facility. John responded by using General’s name and said “we know you are watching out for him.” John told me that currently there are no plans to geld any of the older horses.
True is not with dad and seems a bit lost right now. He has a very sweet disposition and really seemed to need his father. Every picture I saw had him right behind dad. I wish I could put him back with the only family he had left…
True has not been gelded yet and I have a call in to see how they are doing.
I will be able to go see them again very soon. I get a lump in my throat when I think about it.
In my heart I just wish I could see General back out on the range…
20 years of survival as a wild stallion… and now?
Thanks for letting me talk about him….