Our days at Wildhorse Ranch Rescue are anything but ordinary. The Rescue world is unpredictable and constant; full of emotions, wonderful and sad all mixed together. Then there are those days that are EXTRAordinary!
Today was one of those days. We received an incredible random act of kindness from Tanner, a fellow horse lover and humanitarian all the way from Springfield, Oregon who had leaned about us and the work that we do.
Tanner was very passionate about wanting to help our cause. He opened a Lemonade Stand and has donated the $88 in profits directly to our ranch, requesting it to go towards the medical care for our herd.
We are so appreciative of Tanner's generosity and kindness. We are honored that he thought of......
There’s nothing more we love here at Wildhorse than adoptions!
Our very own Wildhorse Volunteer Alexys has adopted Sonora!
We rescued this sweet Mustang Mare at auction in June of 2018 with her filly, Mohave, alongside her and a foal on the way (Cimarron) who was born in March of 2019. Both, previously adopted.
We asked Alexys what it was about Sonora that captured her heart and she told us, “When Sonora came to the ranch, she was just the prettiest horse I had ever seen, but she was very shy and not too interested in socializing with the volunteers. As time went on, she learned to trust us and her sweet and spunky personality began to shine through all that uncertainty, it was then that I knew I wanted to adopt her.&............
Even though the Fabulous Foalsome needed to be rescued due to no fault of their own, they embody the Wild Spirit of Freedom that is prevalent in the hundreds of years of heritage in their Wild Families.
Our little Jack Jack is helping us get ready for the 4th!
Gus', “his brother from another mare mother” is putting the finishing touches on top.
We hope you all are preparing to do a little celebrating of your own this 4th of July Weekend. Although this year may look and feel very different than those in the past, we wish you all a very safe, healthy and Happy 4th!
We rescued 3 more foals. These babies were orphaned and injured. We drove the 4 hours one way to get them. We are so thankful for Paul, Glenda and Cash for their incredible kindness in saving these babies and keeping them safe until we could arrive.
We loaded the first baby. Paul was so overcome with sorrow that he just hugged this colt and cried.
We were able to get all 3 babies loaded in our hay cushioned trailer. They were so exhausted.
We drove the 4 hours to our ranch and arrived around 2:30 a.m. We unloaded 2 of the babies, but the Wobbly Little Girl needed to go to the vet immediately. Deb and Terry were giving her milk replacement in the trailer.
"Friendship is born at that moment when one says to another, "What! You too? I thought I was the only one." - C.S. Lewis
This past weekend our Wildhorse Wish came true.
We rescued Frankie "Blue Eyes" Kasper in 2018. He was born with a cleft palate, a hernia and some blindness. Thanks to our wonderful Volunteers and Donors, we raised the funds to have all his surgeries.
We knew that Frankie would always have special needs for his environment due to his blindness, inability to be in the sun and all the quirky things that go along with being "Frankie." Because of all that, Frankie was designated a Wildhorse Sanctuary Animal. This means that Frankie remains a permanent resident on the ranch.
Today, Wildhorse had the incredible honor to host Lisa Groves, her husband Paul, and daughter Maddy. Lisa’s mother, Andrea Mary Groves, was a Wildhorse Volunteer who passed away suddenly. Lisa’s father David, would drive her mother to her Volunteer Shift and lovingly looked on as she helped take care of our Wildhorse Animal Family.
Lisa and her family honored her parents' memory today by hanging a memorial plaque on our Welcome Cottage. While Lisa and her family had the entire ranch to choose the perfect spot to hang the memorial, they settled on the Welcome Cottage. This small building is at the forefront of the ranch and we couldn’t agree more with their choice. The Welcome ......