On one of our several stops at the Ridgecrest BLM corrals, we fell in love with a mustang. Not just any mustang. "Gordo" was part draft. He was HUGE! And, he was friendly. We even went back to the office and asked about him. He was an 8 year old gelding who had been adopted out, but the BLM went and picked him up from his home because he wasn't being properly fed and cared for. He LOVED people! He was one of the "3 strikes" horses now...we inquired about his future. The BLM staff told us he would be sent to one of their pastures somewhere for the rest of his life. This was an incredibly friendly mustang, one who trusted people and had been tamed. We don't know what happened to "Gordo", but I hope he is one of the 30,000+ mustangs that will soon run free again on land to be bought by Mrs. Pickens. One can only hope that his future will be filled with rolling hills and lots of grass. I included some other photos of our trip to the BLM pens. We always take huge bags of carrots and feed the mustangs who are willing to come up to the fence.