Mustangs Debut in Tournament of Roses Parade

Tomorrow morning, Saving America’s Mustangs and the plight of our wild horses will be getting national attention as millions of viewers watch their float in the Tournament of Roses Parade, in Pasadena, Calif.

The float, Mustang Monument, is in honor of Madeleine Pickens’ proposed plan to save thousands of mustangs by creating a sanctuary in the west, which will provide horses with their natural habitat, in addition to giving people the opportunity to come see them and learn about our heritage. 

From Madeleine Pickens:

This is such great exposure for the Wild Ones!! Please make a point to tune into the Rose Parade on January 1st and give our mustangs the attention they deserve!! This is also a great opportunity to see real, GREAT AMERICAN MUSTANGS live!!! Six of our very own mustangs will be walking proudly in the 5.5 mile parade, celebrating the Rose Bowl and our American heritage! One million parade goers will be lining the streets to get a glimpse at these beautiful, floral floats. We would love to have you cheer us on and wave to you as we pass by. 

Also accompanying our float and equestrian unit we will be honoring many great Americans including: wounded veterans, including several from Patriot Paws, as well as our 4 legged heroes from the Military War Dogs Association, and several Native American tribes. Not to mention, some of our respected Saving America’s Mustangs Advisory Board Members and a HUGE fireworks display!!

You can vote for the mustang float to win the 2011 Tournament of Roses Viewers Choice Award by texting “float83” to 50649, or voting online. Even better, you can vote for it up to five times between 8:00 a.m. and 2:10 p.m. PST. 


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Has Madeleine Pickens Found a Way to Save Wild Horses?

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Martha Eberle
Martha Eberle7 years ago

The last I heard, Madeleine's wonderful and generous plan was turned down by the BLM (?). They would rather round them up and keep them in pens, debating what to do with them, costing taxpayers high money. Madeleine's plan would cost much less, AND the mustangs would get to live free. As usual, this is a case of industry vs. people/animals. The ranchers don't want the mustangs eating the grass that their cattle eat, before they ship them off to the slaughter house.

Are lives not allowed to just be, anymore? Does everything have to have a profit motive to be allowed to exist in our country?

I hope Madeleine has not let the "no" from the BLM stop her from continuing to pursue her plan. Sometimes, just like a battering ram, people have to stand up and keep fighting for what's right, until the bureaucratic walls fall.

gerlinde p.
gerlinde p7 years ago

thanks for the article

Suzanne Hall
Suzanne Hall7 years ago

Darn, I am sorry I missed the parade this year! Always watch it, but not this time.

Pattie Segura
Pattie Segura7 years ago

God Bless Our MUSTANGS. help us save them

Laura R.
Laura R7 years ago

Ernie Miller said: Mustangs are not part of the natural Eco system I say: Ernie and the rest like you should do proper research. Research eohippus, hypohippus, mesohippus, hipparion, equss scotti, pliohippus, etc. then try to say that horses are not "part of the natural eco system." You are clueless.

Barbara Erdman
Barbara Erdman7 years ago

Yay for the Mustangs!

Yvette T.
Past Member 7 years ago

I TRIED to vote, but it was too busy to let me through!

Marilyn L.
Marilyn L7 years ago

Thanks for the post.

Ernie Miller
william Miller7 years ago

Mustangs are not part of the natural Eco system and do lots of damage to the southwest. However they are beautiful animals and since they are hear why not protect them.

Esther Lance
Esther Lance7 years ago

Do hope the sanctuary comes about. I got "introduced" to the Mustangs during my days of reading Westerns!