Bruce and Julianne speak with Milanne Rehor from Arkwild about the Wild Horses of Abaco Project and the storm devastation in the Bahamas. Bruce spent time over a period of two years working with Nunki, the last mare of the Abaco breed. Since she was in fact still wild, he was called in to help Mimi work with her on the stressful aspects of collecting eggs for future breeding and insemination. From handling during vet exams to stress-free loading into the breeding chute, the less stress she felt during the process, the greater the chance of success. Unfortunately, Nunki died in 2015 before the insemination took place. On a positive note, however, the organization was able to collect her eggs for future cloning projects.
While remaining in Abaco to update and fortify the Preserve to house an equine therapy program, Mimi was still in the Bahamas when the storm hit during the fall of 2019.
For more information about Mimi and the Wild Horses of Abaco project, visit www.arkwild.org.
To see the story of Nunki and Bruce's involvement in the Abaco project, watch The Edge on the EQUUS Film Channel at www.filmfestivalflix.com.