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New Date Set For Adoption Day!

Originally, Adoption Day was scheduled for October 31, 2015 but was postponed due to Pigeon Fever. We have rescheduled for Saturday, April 16, 2016. Silent auction bidding will begin at 8am and end at 12 noon. Although the formal adoption day is being held in April, the horses below are available now for adoption or foster, along with several others not shown here. We invite you to come by to take a look at the beautiful youngsters available!

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 all 2015 weanlings (2015 colts have not been gelded), $300 for 2014 gelded long yearlings (2014 colts have been gelded), $250 for 2014 long yearling fillies.

2014 Long Yearlings

Bay Filly #2 - 2014 Yearling

Bay Filly #16 - 2014 Yearling

Black Colt - 2014 Yearling

Dark Bay Colt - 2014 Yearling

"Luke" - Bay Colt - 2014 Yearling

Sorrel Filly - 2014 Yearling

Bay Colt - 2014 Yearling

2015 Weanlings

Bay Filly 2 - 2015

Bay Filly - 2015

Bay Paint Filly - 2015

Bay Roan Filly - 2015

Bay 2015 - Gender Unknown 2

Bay 2015 - Gender Unknown

Bay 2015 - Gender Unknown 3

Black Colt - 2015 - Adopted

Black Filly - 2015

Blue Roan Colt - 2015 - Adopted

Blue Roan Colt - 2015

Buckskin Colt - 2015

Buckskin Colt - 2015 - Adopted

Dark Colt - 2015

Dark Filly - 2015

Liver Chestnut Filly - 2015

Palomino Colt - 2015 - Adopted

Palomino - 2015 - Gender Unknown

Perlino Fillies - 2015

Bay Filly - 2015 - In Foster Care

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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