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Shoshone Moon

How this sweet little mustang filly got her name

Antelope Valley HMA

Shoshone Moon was rounded up as a yearling on August 18, 2021, as just one of 2200 wild horses on public land in NE Nevada that were gathered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Shoshone ended up in the Antelope Valley Herd Management Area (HMA), the location we adopted her from through the BLM online auction in July 2022.

As I was searching for a name for this beautiful young girl, I looked into the Antelope Valley area she was from. The Shoshone Indians are the people of this land and have been horse people for generations. It seemed fitting to honor the people of the land where Shoshone is from.

The Buck Moon

On the very day in July of 2022 that we learned we had "won" Shoshone at the online auction, it was the day of the Buck Moon. The Buck Moon is the full moon of July, called this because the antlers of male deer (bucks) are in full-growth mode at this time. Coincidentally enough, Shoshone is a buckskin in color. Again, it seemed quite fitting to honor the Buck Moon in her name.

Thus we have our sweet Shoshone Moon.

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