LIFESAVERS WILD HORSE RESCUE

We are dedicated to saving wild and domestic horses from abuse, neglect and slaughter.  We prepare our rescued horses for adoption to only the best homes.  Certain rescued horses are deemed unadoptable for a variety of reasons and those deserving horses live out their natural lives at our beautiful wilderness sanctuary called Wild Horse Canyon, located in Caliente, CA.

Our rescued horses have the opportunity to give back to those who supported their freedom from suffering by being involved in our Horse Inspired Growth and Healing programs such as Wild Horse Boot Camp – a wild horse gentling workshop, Women’s Wild Horse Empowerment Journey – a retreat for women that will find their inner strength and courage by learning to gentle wild horses, and Wild Horse Warriors Journey – for veterans with PTSD, TBI, Depression and other invisible and physical post-war injuries.  The Warriors find relief and coping skills when they make a heart connection with wild and domestic horses. Lifesavers knows that rescued wild horses and heart-broken humans can heal each other – we have living proof!

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Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue

LIFESAVERS WELCOMES 6 RESCUED WILD GELDINGS!

Late last year a major horse rescue undertaking took place in South Dakota.  A total of 810 horses were found neglected and dying.  The state authorities stepped in and confiscated most of the mustangs from the sanctuary known as ISPMB.  The horses were transferred to a collective group of rescue groups such as Fleet of Angels and Return to Freedom.  Those groups worked to get hundreds of wild horses placed with other sanctuaries and individuals so they would not be euthanized by the state of South Dakota authorities.

Admittedly, we stayed out of the rescue efforts, other than making an initial donation toward feed, because our fund reserves are critically low and it would have been risky to take on any additional expenses at this time.  We have over 400 previously rescued horses under our care, many of which are looking for their own adoptive homes.

Then in June 2017 we received a desperate call about a number of those ISPMB horses that made their way to California but still needed a temporary place to stay until they could find adopters.  Lifesavers agreed to take in 6 of them as a short term solution.  Then they arrived.  And one look at their sad faces, their neglected bodies, and understanding the difficulties they’ve already been through – we decided we would give them a forever more home at our sanctuary, Wild Horse Canyon, in Caliente, California. We have 250 horses living at our sanctuary already, so these recently gelded wild stallions will be in good company.

This is a leap of faith for us during a time when our donations are at a lull, but FAITH is not something Lifesavers lacks.  We have faith that our friends and supporters will help us with these new horses as well as the 400 we already have.  It takes a village, and costs a fortune, to maintain 400 horses.  Each horse costs $1200 a year in hay only.  Added expenses are vet and farrier care, training, special feed for some, housing, and all the other things that come with running horse ranches and sanctuaries.

Thank you for giving whatever you can to help us support our programs of Healing. Education. Adoption. Rescue. Training. Sanctuary. (H.E.A.R.T.S.)

Please enjoy this video featuring Def Leppard drummer, Rick Allen, and his wife Lauren when they came out to our ranch to work with a wild horse!

 

Learn more about our Wild Horse Journey programs.