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 2007. We rescue the unwanted puppies, dogs and kittens from Havasupai Grand Canyon,
- HavasuHorse Rescue Program - As of Oct. 2014, we began taking horses and mules in need out of Havasupai.
- KittyCity consists of our cat sanctuary. All cats are spayed/neutered.
Wildhorse Ranch Rescue was started in 1995 by Kim Meagher (pronounced Marr), 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.
Accommodations at the ranch
Where did the name Mudpony come from?
Kim Meagher (pronounced Ma-her) - Founder and Chairman
Dany Schott Dumos - Vice Chair & Director of the HavasuPup Program
Celeste Johnson - Kitty Kastle/Kitty City/Majestic Gardens Director
Laurie Guenther - Herd Health Director/Officer - Secretary
Sheyenne Dodds - Volunteer Manager
Open - Co-Volunteer Manager
Open - WHRR Admin
Open- Equine Feed Team Manager
Lori Murphy - Wild Horse Advocate and Herd Health Co-Mgr
Donna Klingensmith - Equine Feed Team Co Manager
Barbara Sullivan - Facebook Updates and Resident Photographer
Anu Iyengar - Kitty City Co Manager
Joe Guenther - IT Management
Emily Williams - Feed Supply Manager
Open - HavasuPup Admin
Maria Morrow - In-Kind Donation Manager
Dave Klingensmith - Construction Manager
Debbie and Terry Ricketts - Grounds Managers
Kathy Andrysiak - Grooming Mgr
Drake Louks - IT/Public Relations Manager
Dr. Tresha Robinson
McKay - Art and Logo Design
Nick Stabek - 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!