Everything focuses around family. Nothing is more important than family, even in animals. Even after being apart for so long, these wild creatures’ ties are so pure and lovely that they quickly identify one other.
Phoenix is a horse that was separated from his family and belongs to a breed that was captured and e.x.p.loited. Even after being separated from his family, this little soul maintained a particular place in his heart for his family.
Skydog Ranch is a community dedicated to providing unconditional love and a lifelong home to wild breeds and burros that have found themselves in terrible situations. They were determined to save him after hearing about the phoenix myth.
The ranch eventually embraced phoenix after a year of effort. He was leaving, though, without the passion of his life, a gleaming white horse. While they continue to look for his mare, the sanctuary’s proprietors have opted to put phoenix’s safety first.
It was now time for the phoenix to settle into his new home and enjoy the freedom and affection he had always desired. As soon as the Sanctuary volunteers opened the door, phoenix ran. For the first time, he was able to appreciate the beauty of nature, the trees, and the grass. Everyone in the sanctuary was overcome with emotion at that point. They performed an excellent job. They restored his liberty to him.
But, even after receiving so much freedom and affection from the volunteers, something was clearly bothering him. “I always felt that there was a sense of loss with him since he could have just ran away when he jumped the fence, but he paused and looked back for his family.” Clare remarked.
It appears that his optimism never faded, and his desire to be reunited with them was ultimately realized. After a few years, the sanctuary was sent a photograph of a white horse in severe need of help. Clare and the other volunteers compared the two images and discovered that this horse was indeed Phoenix’s mare.
Volunteers gave her the moniker Ghost and immediately set up a safe haven for her return. Phoenix noticed a ghost entering his area the moment they opened the gate, and he dashed toward her.
Even after being apart for so long, both horses quickly knew one other, much to everyone’s amazement. Phoenix’s life altered forever after that day. All of his grief has vanished, and he now exudes confidence and power.
Thank you to the Skydog Sanctuary for giving them the home they’ve always desired and for never giving up hope. The pair may now spend the rest of their lives blissfully together.