Our resident Medicine Horse, Odin-Sidewinder assists a participant up out of her wheel chair as she wraps her arms around his neck. Read more about this amazing horse in "The Horses" section.
Participants enjoy painting their handprints or other designs on the side of a horse with non-toxic tempura paints and the horse loves the attention!
Horse hugs are one of the first things participants experience at Wild Horse Haven. They wrap one arm around the horses neck from underneath, place these head against the horses neck and the other hand over his heart. This is held for a minute while the participant feels a connecting bond with the horse, often there is crying involved.
Donkeys need love to, Kids love hugging on the donkeys
Connecting with a horse.
Venus came to us from the wilds of Arizona, gathered after living 12 years as a wild mustang, She had cancer in one eye and it had to be removed, we were asked if she could come here to live. In order to give her a companion, especially in case she loses her other eye, we placed her with Rogue (The Lone Mustang) for a couple of months together. When they were turned out onto the ranch Rogue is now her constant companion. Rogue came to Wild Horse Haven because he didn't get along with people or with other horses after being gathered from the wild. He now has a companion for life.
Schedule an appointment to visit Venus, Rogue, and the other mustangs on our contact page.
Another popular activity at the ranch is connecting with the donkeys. Donkeys and kids love the attention, just don't try to hand feed the donkeys, fingers look like tasty carrots!
Donkeys have an exceptional memory and are very adept at problem solving. A 2013 study showed that donkeys can learn and problem solve at the same rate as dolphins and dogs. Donkeys develop strong emotional bonds with their friends, they will remember and recognize animals or humans for years.
Donkeys have been much abused by humans. We must make efforts to protect and support them. They are wonderful loving creatures.
Three mustang yearlings with crooked legs were recently gathered off the range and came to Wild Horse Haven to live. They can never be ridden and we have given them a home to just be horses. Please welcome them, and a mare with one eye. And please sponsor them with donations to assist with their feeding and care. Thank you
Storm, Shadow, and Nomad are doing well at the rescue. They get special supplements daily for their bones and joints, they have been asessed by our farrier who believes he can help them through corrective hoof trimming. They get to run and play every day and just be the mustangs they were born to be... wild and free.
We give a home to the abused, neglected, injured, and disabled. Those that no one else wants. We let them live, they make friends and have a quality of life for as long as they live.
Wild Horse Camp is an educational series of classes for kids teaching a, respect for animals and nature, and interactions with the animals, with an emphasis on Equine Science. Contact us for more information.
Saturday, May 28th from 9 to 11 we will be holding Wild Horse Camp Level II and Junior Wild Horse Camp. We will continue learning about equine ethology with classes on equine nutrition and water needs along with what wild horses eat in the wild. We will go out and identify plants that horses eat. Class on "How to Draw a Horse" and horse corn hole game.
Read the amazing true story of Aegis in the wild protecting his downed brother on our "The Horses" section.