It's true, our dear little Cash has been found dead.
This sweet 2 year old filly got separated from her natal band this spring and was wondering around alone for several weeks, but she had recently been seen with the beautiful young stallion, Arrowhead. We were all excited that Arrowhead would have this pretty little filly as his first mare.
But it was not to be.
It may never be determined what took her life. It is speculated that she could have died in foaling or even by snakebite. We will probably never know, but we mourn her passing.
This news is particularly heartbreaking to our own NDBH board member, Amber. When I was in the park in early spring of 2014, training a new CSU tech. I ran into Amber and her friend, Elizabeth.
They had spotted the new Red Face and Pretty Girl baby. As we watched big brother, Bravo pester his tiny sister, I told Amber that she should name the filly in keeping with the 2014 theme of country artists. That was how this flashy sorrel filly got the name, Cash, named after June Carter Cash. Amber always looked for her when she came back to the park from Arkansas.
Life in the wild is always difficult and often dangerous. Little Cash will not be forgotten. She will be remembered as a sassy little red filly with bright flaxen mane flying in the wind.
Thank you to Christiane Weltz for this beautiful image, taken last October, and a special thank you to Deb Lee Carson for finding Cash to confirm her death.
The life of a TRNP field tech. can be very difficult too.💔