When we rescue horses from abusive and neglectful environments, they are often at the brink of death. The goal is to nurse them back to health and tame and train them so they have a chance to be adopted into a loving home. The majority of them can indeed be tamed, trained, and adopted while others cannot. Diane, the founder of WHRC, refers to these horses as “wild at heart” and says she “will never force them to work with her and be tame if they don’t want to”. These wild horses live out their days at the center because their chances of being adopted are minimal.
We strive to create greater awareness and understanding of the wild mustang. We offer mentoring for mustang owners, hold workshops on care and gentling of mustangs, give educational seminars on mustangs in American History, and bring mustangs to wildlife festivals and other community events.
Basic medical care and food for a horse without special needs is about $1,700 annually. Our rescued mustangs often require extensive medical care during their first year of recovery at WHRC. Therefore, our mustangs incur on average a cost of almost $3,000 per year. We have around 50 horses to care for so their basic care for one year is close to $150,000.
WHRC is completely dependent on donations from the public and all donations are fully tax deductible. Upon making a donation you will receive a tax deductible form for your records.