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2014 Annual Foal Adoption Update

The foals were ready. One of the nicest groups, overall, in several years: gentle natures, sensitive, sensible, smart, sweet, eager to please, and beautiful! Many were making quick progress and were easily leading, lifting feet, and enjoying being groomed. With just a bit more time, the others will be there, too! The pens were set with fresh rice straw, description sheets for each youngster posted and rice straw paths made so visitors and potential adopters could avoid the mud. We knew rain was in the forecast. And DID IT EVER RAIN. It rained, and rained. And the wind blew through the dark, wet sky...

Some came despite the weather and found the foal of their dreams. We are pleased to have placed a number of this year's babies in loving, forever homes. We still have AWESOME mustang youngsters available. We have 2 long yearlings and a beautiful 3 year old gelding available in addition to the weanlings.

Below are pictures. If you have questions about a specific horse, please call 530-474-5770 or email info@wildhorsesanctuary.org. We are open to the public on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm if you'd like to view the horses available. If you are interested in meeting a particular one or two up close and personal, please schedule an appointment as they are currently in a large space and we'd need to sort into smaller pens for a more "personal meeting".

Potential adopters must complete an Adoption Application, which can be downloaded here.

The horses below are available NOW!

All of the male horses shown below have been gelded. The adoption fee for a colt is $300 and $250 for fillies. 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.

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".

Bay Colt #7

Bay Colt #11

Bay Colt #12

Bay Filly #2

Bay Filly #16

Bay Filly #21

Bay Gelding 4 Years Old

Bay Gelding Long 2 Year Old

Bay Roan Filly #4

Bay Roan Filly #15

Big Bay Colt

Black Colt

Dark Bay Colt

Luke Bay Colt - Gelded

Sorrel Filly

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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