When the partnership for a well-respected sporthorse breeding program ended, one partner took his share of the horses and reestablished his successful breeding business in a new location. The other partner who owned the 800-acre Yanci Ranch in Northern California turned out the remaining horses and let them free-breed. Top-quality Appaloosas, Percherons and sporthorses immediately began producing offspring in a Wild West setting, resulting in hundreds of horses of all different sizes and colors, running free in the Coast Range foothills. The horses were semi-feral and lived off the land. Eventually there was a drought on the secluded ranch which resulted in a lack of pasture grass to support all the horses. The desperately hungry animals broke through the fences to find food. Meanwhile, a mare and her nursing foal had been relocated to another ranch in a neighboring county by the landowner's wife and were starving to death until they were discovered by a concerned veterinarian. At that point, the plight of the hidden herd became evident, and some kind-hearted people stepped in to help. This compelling true-crime story reveals what happened behind the scenes at the remote property. The reader will get an inside look at a severe case of horse neglect, and the animal-rescue operation that followed.