The Wild Horse Sanctuary is a non-profit, tax exempt, public foundation and 5,000 acre preserve dedicated to the protection and preservation of America’s wild horses. It is currently supported by contributions from individuals and organizations with a wide range of backgrounds that share a common concern for wildlife, the environment, and our American heritage.
The Wild Horse Sanctuary’s mission is to protect and preserve America’s wild horses as a living national treasure by providing sanctuary in an ecologically balanced environment open to the public.
Sanctuary goals are to:
- Increase awareness of herd dynamics and the genetic and historical value of America’s wild horses by making them accessible to the public through foot tours, trail rides, field trips, retreats, volunteerism, and public and media outreach.
- Demonstrate that wild horses can co-exist on open range in ecological balance with many diverse species of wildlife including deer, black bear, bobcat, mountain lion, wild turkey, gray fox, and over 150 species of birds.
- Provide a working, replicable model for the proper and responsible management of wild horses in their natural habitat.
- Collaborate with research projects to document the intricate and unique social structure, biology, and native intelligence of wild horses as well as the effective use of infertility vaccines.
- To be a voice for America’s wild horses and promote humane solutions to the problems that threaten their future existence on public lands.
- To inspire others to also be a voice for America’s wild horses.
The Wild Horse Sanctuary is located at 5796 Wilson Hill Road, Shingletown, CA 96088. The Sanctuary welcomes visitors free of charge on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm and by appointment.