In January 2017, during one of the most severe winters in Idaho history, IHR took on our most intricate rescue to date. JD & Ryat had survived an abusive owner only to be abandoned to the Boulder Mountain wilderness to survive on their own for over 2 years. Of the dozens of original herd members; only 3 were left. We were unfortunately, unable to locate a 3rd horse which was believed to have succumbed to the elements & wolves. While JD’s rescue was not as involved, Ryat’s required the aid of a helicopter.