The Cloud Foundation
The Cloud Foundation, is a Colorado 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, that grew out of Ginger Kathrens' knowledge and fear for not only Cloud's herd but other wild horses in the West. "I began to realize that we were losing America's wild horses, "Ginger says. "They are rounded up by the thousand, losing in an instant what they value most--freedom and family. I realized that even Cloud and his family were in danger."
"In Cloud's remote mountain wilderness we have a perfect opportunity to step back and watch nature call the shots. Predators and daunting weather are limiting the herd size--naturally, "she states. "Yet, human over management is jeopardizing their future survival. We could lose Cloud and his herd forever, unless we're willing to stand up for them now."
The non-profit Cloud Foundation is dedicated to preventing the extinction of Cloud's herd through education, media events and programming, and public involvement. The Foundation is also determined to protect other wild horse herds on public lands, especially isolated herds with unique characteristics and historical significance.
The Cloud Foundation was granted 501(C)3 status in October 2004, our federal tax ID #20-1740623. The Cloud Foundation - 107 South 7th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80905 - 719-633-3842
Who is Cloud?
Born May 29, 1995 in the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse RangeCloud is a pale palomino wild stallion living in the Pryor Mountains on the Montana/Wyoming border, a range the Crow Indians called the Arrowheads. Cloud has been documented from the day of his birth by Emmy-winning filmmaker & TCF's Executive Director Ginger Kathrens. Her films about Cloud, "Cloud: Wild Stallions of the Rockies," "Cloud's Legacy: The Wild Stallion Returns," and the latest film "Cloud: Challenge of the Stallions" aired on PBS' Nature series and represent the only continuous documentation of a wild animal from birth in our hemisphere. Ginger's chronicles of Cloud have been compared to Jane Goodall's work with chimpanzees in Africa. She has also written three books about Cloud. Today Cloud roams free in his mountain home.
The pale, flashy mustang is the son of the elegant black stallion, Raven, and the bright palomino mare, Phoenix. Cloud represents a rare color in his Pryor home, which is why he has always been released, despite being rounded up numerous times. However, many of his family members have not been as lucky and have been removed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) through either helicopter stampedes or bait trapping operations. In the spring of 2011, Congress declared Cloud an ambassador for all wild horses living in the American West.