The famous Gilbert Water Tower will be "LIT UP" in honor of
Wildhorse Ranch Rescue October 8-10, 2020
Wildhorse, located in the heart of Gilbert, Arizona, is a 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to save animals from abuse, neglect, slaughter and premature death. We provide a safe place for them to live for the remainder of their lives through adoption or sanctuary.
It is such a privilege to be recognized and have the iconic Gilbert Tower "LIT UP" in our honor!
Azul is our Peacock. He has a big Mesquite Tree over his Condo for Shade. 8/19/2020 6:30 a.m., after the storm, a big portion of his tree came down.
Thankfully, no one was hurt!
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Over the past 25 years we've had a number of Sanctuary Animals that come to Wildhorse and live their lives amongst the care and love of the Volunteers on the Ranch. The Sanctuary Animal usually has a condition that requires ongoing medical care or has a special quirk that makes them less likely to be adoptable. These animals live with us the remainder of their years or their entire lives. They become anchors to the ranch and develop long standing relationships with all of us.
As each one let's us know that the earthly burden of living is enough for them and we are presented with and make tough, but humane decisions, we lose these "anchors" and are left with a physical void, but a .........
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!