Sierra is an American mustang who came to her forever home at Noah’s Ark in 2005. She and her family were rounded up from the wilds out west and sold at auction to a well meaning lady who wanted to save them from slaughter. Although the lady was an experienced rider, she was very unprepared for how difficult and dangerous wild mustangs can be. After months of trying to tame the rescued horses with no progress to show and many close calls of serious injury, she knew they would be happiest living in as free of an environment as possible, so she had them transported to Noah’s Ark. Unlike most domestic horse breeds, mustangs retain more instincts from their wild ancestors and when faced with a fight or flight situation, they have no problem fighting with their powerful hooves and teeth. Sierra is the matriarch of the group she came to the sanctuary with, and if pushed too far she will strike out with her front legs at whatever, or whoever, is offending her or her family. Because of this, she is slightly sedated for medical and farrier exams, although she will allow humans in her presence if the treats they bring as an offering are up to her standards. Besides her brief encounters with caregivers, she spends her days with the family she was captured with (including Wind Walker) and although she’s not exactly roaming the wild west, at least she’s roaming our 80 acres as free as is possible.