We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that offers a safe home for equines as our funding permits. Our largest expenses are training and feed. Mustangs need to be gentled, then taught good groundwork skills to be safe for daily handling. Next is training to ride which is critical to adoption success. This requires a professional horse trainer.
As the government rounds up more wild horses and overbreeding produces more and more horses, tens of thousands of healthy American horses are sent to auctions and purchased for slaughter for the international meat trade and pet food. Basic training increases the chances of a healthy horse to find a good home. But, training is costly.
Red Cloud is a handsome four year old sorrel gelding, about 15 hands. He has good basic ground skills although he still cautious around new people.
Traveler is a handsome bay about 14 hands high. He has Spainish mustang bloodlines and good collection. He learns quickly and seems to enjoy interacting with handlers and learning new things.
Rosie is a darling jenny about 10 - 12 years old and about 11 hands high. She has a calming influence on the horses and clearly enjoys their company.
Our journey has been rewarding. We learned a lot about horses, training and their care along the way. For those of you who think about adopting a wild horse, we encourage but caution you. They are fearful of humans and it takes a lot of patience to build their trust gently. Our equines had not been handled very much/at all when they arrived. It took a great deal of time to help the mustangs settle in because of thier fears. Smooth, a domestic horse, was already used to everyday sounds, dogs, tractors and multiple people.
While it took a very long time to be able to walk up to one of the Mustangs and touch it, or have them approach us and sniff out clothing, Smooth, on the other hand constantly invaded our space, in the beginning.
Please donate to our training costs and cost of equipment and supplies. We are an all volunteer organization. We rely on donations to care for and train our horses.
EMAIL us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your support and contributions to our training costs and operational costs will be greatly appreciated.