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Wild Horse Adoption
April 16, 2016

Approximately 25 wild horse youngsters in a rainbow of colors will be available for adoption on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Wild Horse Sanctuary. Adoptions get underway at 8:00am with a silent bid auction, ending at 12 noon. Youngsters not selected during the event will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis until 3pm on the 16th and ongoing until all are placed. Available for viewing on Wednesday, April 13 from 10am to 4pm, the healthy horses range in age from 7 months to 2 years.

Potential adopters must complete an adoption application and visit with a Wild Horse Sanctuary representative prior to adopting. You may download an adoption application here. If you have questions or need more information, please call the Wild Horse Sanctuary at 530-474-5770 or email Jill Broughton at whs3@frontiernet.net.

Adoption fees are as follows: $125 for 2015 fillies and $250 for 2015 colts (2015 colts HAVE been gelded), $300 for 2014 geldings and $250 for 2014 fillies.

2014 Colts and Fillies

Bay Filly #2 - 2014 Yearling

Bay Filly #16 - 2014 Yearling

Black Colt - 2014 Yearling

Dark Bay Filly - 2014

Bay Roan Filly - 2014

Bay Gelding

2015 Colts and Fillies

Bay Filly 2 - 2015

Bay Roan Filly - 2015

Bay Filly - 2015

Bay Colt - 2015

Bay Colt - 2015

Bay Colt - 2015

Black Filly - 2015

Palomino Colt - 2015

Perlino Fillies - 2015

Dark Bay Filly - 2015

Red Roan Colt - Body - 2015

Why Allow Reproduction at All?

To better understand the Wild Horse Sanctuary's position on allowing limited reproduction, please download "Why Allow Breeding at All".

Horse Adoption Opportunities

The following are some examples of the foals we have adopted out.

Horse Adoption Success Story


I have attached some photos of a 3 year old gelding adopted from you as a weanling. He is now one of my most trustworthy horses and is an amazing addition to our herd. He is the horse that our beginner friends LOVE to ride :) You are more than welcome to use some photos of him on your site as an example of what these horses are being used for. The third picture was taken at a friends ranch when he had only 8 rides on him. We were helping to bring in a herd of nearly 100 head of cattle and we came to a place where we had to herd them through a small gate. Cash and I were part of the group that was supposed to catch the herd and make sure they did not pass the gate instead of going through it. Just before the herd reached us a few cows split off from the group and the other riders with us took off to catch them. Meanwhile Cash and I had the entire herd of 100 cows mooing and bleating rushing towards us.

Poor Cash was so intimidated that his whole body shook, but I pet his neck and told him easy and bless his heart he held the line and pushed every single cow through the gate by himself! Truly, once a Mustang puts his trust in you they will do anything and go anywhere. Many other colts I have started would have left me in the dust to push the cows in myself.

Thank you for these amazing horses.

Madeleine LeClerc

Wild Horse Sanctuary
Physical Address: 5796 Wilson Hill Road, Shingletown, CA 96088
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 30, Shingletown, CA
(530) 474-5770 (office hours: Wednesday and Thursday from 9am to 3pm)

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