"I truly believe the horses in their care know exactly how lucky they are," Gruen added.
Despite being a wild horse and having had multiple prior owners, the love and kindness Journey receives at Proud Spirit has transformed him into a gentle and calm mustang.
"We brush his mane, trim his feet and halter him now, just like any of our horses," said Bowles. "We have to make sure he allows us to touch and handle him, to take care of him for health reasons."
Jim, left, oversees Journey getting his hooves trimmed. Proud Spirit Horse Sanctuary