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2015 Annual Foal Adoption

An estimated 15 wild horse weanlings and approximately 10 long-yearlings in a rainbow of colors will be available for adoption on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at the Wild Horse Sanctuary, located at 5796 Wilson Hill Road. Adoptions get underway at 8:00 a.m. with a silent bid auction, ending at 12 noon. Youngsters not selected during the auction will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis until all are placed. Available for viewing on Wednesday, October 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the healthy horses range in age from 4 months to almost 2 years.

The annual Adoption Day is a humane way for the Wild Horse Sanctuary to effectively manage its herd of approximately 300 wild mustangs. To qualify, potential adopters must meet certain criteria, have the ability and financial means to care for a wild horse, and undergo an interview with Wild Horse Sanctuary staff to ensure their facilities are adequate for accommodating a wild horse, and that they understand adoption regulations.

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 Roan Filly #15

Black Colt

Dark Bay Colt

Luke Bay Colt - Gelded

Sorrel Filly

Bay Colt, Gelded Yearling

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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