Mission: To save animals from abuse, neglect, slaughter and premature death and provide a safe place for them to live for the remainder of their lives.
Note: The ranch is not staffed to accommodate visitors 24 hours per day. Please visit during our Grooming Events and Public Events or email us to make an appointment. Check our Calendar Here. Please do not bring treats when you visit. Most of the animals are on special diets due to medical conditions. _We appreciate your courtesy.
- Equine Rescue – Wild Mustangs, All domestic equines, Retired US Forest Service Equines, US Cavalry Horses and any equine in need of help.
- HavasuPup – This program started in 2008. We rescue the unwanted puppies, dogs and kittens from Havasupai Grand Canyon,
- Havasupai Horse Rescue Program - As of Oct. 2014, we began taking horses and mules in need out of Havasupia.
- KittyCity & Majestic Gardens consists of our feral and tame cat colony, located at the ranch. All cats are spayed/neutered.
Wildhorse Ranch Rescue was started in 1995 by Kim Meagher (pronounced Ma-her), an employee of Intel Corporation. She and her two young children, Nick and McKay, accidentally found out about the plight of homeless horses in the United States. Once they knew that over 60,000 horses in this country are sent to horrible deaths each year, they knew they had to do something to help. They rescued horses privately from 1995 until 2000. But even with their efforts, they could not save very many horses. Kim applied for, and received non-profit status for Wildhorse Ranch Rescue (WHRR) and with the help of many people, WHRR has been able to help save many horses from death, abuse and neglect.
Wildhorse Ranch Rescue also takes in retired United States Government horses and mules from the Payson Forest Service, Alpine Forest Service and the United States Cavalry. WHRR provides an opportunity for these hardworking animals to live in peace and comfort in their golden years.
WHRR is a registered 501(c)3 organization with the Federal Government and in the State of Arizona. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by the IRS.
Where did the name Mudpony come from?
Officers & Board of Directors
Kim Meagher (pronounced Ma-Her) - Founder and Chairman
Ritchie Rhinehardt - Officer/Secretary
Dany Schott - Vice Chair & Director of the HavasuPup Program
Roger Cardillo - Director
Rhona Melsky - Director of Public Relations
Celeste Johnson - Kitty Kastle/Kitty City/Majestic Gardens Director
Laurie Guenther - Herd Health Director
Mary Sparkman - Volunteer Manager
Open Position - Co-Volunteer Manager
Caroline Isaac - Facebook Updates
Barbara Sullivan - Facebook Updates and Resident Photographer
Ashleigh Baxter Co Equine Feed Team Manager
Heather Motteler - Co Equine Feed Team Manager
Emily Williams - Feed Supply Manager
Kayleen Almy - Adoption Manager
Maria Morrow - In-Kind Donation Manager
Lori Murphy - Herd Health Co Mgr
Kathy Andrysiak - Grooming Mgr
Dr. Tresha Robinson
McKay - Art and Logo Design
Nick Stabek - Events & Marketing
Shannon Alexandra - Events & Marketing
KDKB Interview with
Rhona Melsky and Kim Meagher of
Wildhorse Ranch Rescue
You Can Listen
WHRR starts at 26:30
but please listen to the show in front of ours.
It's about Veterans!