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A Word From Our Co-Founder, Dianne Nelson

"Our accomplishments at the Sanctuary are a direct result of caring people working to make a difference. Whether you donate financially or volunteer, please continue to be as much a part of our future as you have been a part of our past. Words cannot adequately express how grateful we are for your help. Your ongoing support is needed so we can continue to provide a safe, natural, and free-roaming life for the beautiful wild horses and burros that call the Sanctuary home."

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Trail Rides

Trail Rides

Rides go out rain or shine. Come along on a 2-3 day trail ride where you can view the horses in the wild and enjoy comfortable cabins and an old west campfire dinner under the stars.
Sponsor a Horse

Sponsor a Horse

Become a friend, we need you. Over the years many have joined in helping, but as effective and moving as these efforts have been, the Sanctuary and the wild horses still need your help.
Store

Store

Wild Horse Sanctuary products. Browse our shopping corral and choose from a variety of products that includes our 2020 calendar, sweatshirts, t-shirts, baseball caps, posters & more.
Special Events

Special Events

2020 Open House and Benefit. We are in the planning stages of our 2020 Wild Horse Sanctuary Open House and Benefit which is held at the sanctuary. Stay tuned for more information.
Volunteer with Us

Volunteer with Us

We need reliable volunteers. We are looking for people that are willing to share their time and talent. From docents, to carpenters to fundraisers and roofers, we need you.
Make a Donation

Make a Donation

Since 1978, we have been providing sanctuary for wild horses and burros. Your donations are used for feeding, maintaining fencing to keep them safe and more.

How You Can Help

You can help through sponsoring, adopting, volunteering, or making a donation.

Adopt a Horse

Would you like to adopt a beautiful young horse of your own? Click on our Adopt a Horse page and make that dream come true!

Sponsor a Horse

Help us supplement hay and minerals for all of the wild horses during the long, dry months by becoming a Wild Horse Sponsor.

Donate

Make a donation or specific donation for one, three months or a year. Donate to Devil's Garden 4. Or make a donation of your choosing or in honor or memory of a loved one.

Volunteer

We are seeking reliable volunteers and interns. Are you a college student interested in living and working on the ranch and taking care of the horses? Find out about our Internships at the Wild Horse Sanctuary. Volunteer with us.

A Special Letter Of Thanks From One Of Our Riders

Good morning Dianne,

Our drive home yesterday went by in the blink of an eye, simply because we were all sharing our personal experiences from our ride with you. Surely this was an adventure of a lifetime -- because of your efforts and coordination. You definitely infused this whole excursion with your sunny, benevolent attitude so kudos to you, Dianne, for heading up such an impressive undertaking.

Thought you would like some positive feedback, along with gratitude, so here are some specifics on all the things that made our excursion so wonderful:

You have done a fantastic job organizing your ride. Sending out all the paperwork prior to the Big Day was appreciated.

You did an excellent job in matching us with our horses. And, having been on dude string rides before, and seeing how ill-treated and in what bad shape the horses have been in, you need to know how gratifying it was to see yourhorses in good fleshlet alonewithhappy dispositions.

Your volunteers were outstanding. This is stated emphatically and with experience, having been volunteer coordinator for a therapeutic riding program and thus knowing the nature of that beast! Everyone was polite, professional, courteous, knowledgeable, friendly, personable, along with a plethora of other adjectives. You just need to know that every single person made your guests feel like guests, while still allowing us to feel at home.

As a detail-person ("Picky Perkins")it was really apparent how you have gone to great efforts to please all of the people all of the time, so here are some well-planned touches that were noticed and appreciated:

  • Horse assignment (as previously mentioned, each horse was the right size and temperament for its rider.)
  • Array of food (this trip was like being on a cruise ship: eat! eat! eat! good! good! good!)
  • Sleeping accommodations (snug cabins, lanterns, hooks for hanging clothing and comfy bunks with mattresses complete with pillow!)
  • Bathroom/shower accoutrements (ahhhhh!)
  • Excellent entertainment (Gunny and her guitar were delightful -- I saved my sheet music to share with my husband! Singing at the campfire with a side of S'Mores made me feel like a little girl again. Having board games to bond over and get the giggle going was an added plus.)
  • Staff/volunteers (another repeat, but -- again -- your people made the trip, because of their friendly, attentive, respectful attitudes.)

Meeting and greeting at the office/store and then our fond farewell on your inviting porch made this trip memorable from beginning to end. We will definitely tell our friends and for sure we are already anticipating our return ride next year.

All best to you in this incredible endeavor -- sincerely,

Chris Perkins P.S.Scritches and scratches and apples galore to Pathfinder!

Make A Donation

Your donations feed the wild horses when grazing is scarce, maintain fencing to keep them safe, purchase adjoining lands to increase grazing, improve range land and wildlife habitat by reseeding and fertilizing, build nature trails and campsites, and more.

We offer a variety of ways to donate. Make a Donation today!