Wild Horse Rescue Center is running a fundraiser through Bonfire. When buying a t-shirt, long sleeve or a sweatshirt with our design of our mustang Rango, you’re supporting the center. Please follow the link and buy one, we greatly appreciate your donation (and you’ll look good in i too).
We have come closer our dream of expanding and can now announce that we have relocated to a bigger property. The new location for the center is right next to beautiful Lake Harney. It is a 38,9 acres big property which makes it possible to give our horses lots of room to move around. We have got some fencing done and started organizing our barn so far. We still need to bring in more dirt, build holding pens, set up a proper round pen, make a good washing area for the horses, set up tying posts, do more clearing, extend a roof, build shelters for the horses in the pens etc.
The dream for the property is to get rid of all the underbrush so we can see all the way down to the lake, grow grass for our horses so they have the ultimate environment for rehabilitation.
Make an appointment and come and see us! The property is within a gated community, so please let us know when you’re coming so that we can let you in.
Address: 1200 Lake Harney Woods Blvd
32754 Mims, Florida
Yes! We finally have our very own short film, and we are happy to share it with you. A big thank you to Mattias and Benjamin who made this project as a donation.
Mattias Larsson Cinematography
Video/edit: Mattias Larsson
Music: Benjamin Gustafsson
Our other sweet burro Tallulah has been adopted to Debbie that will keep her as company for her mustang. Tallulah is a big burro and Debbie is planning to saddle train her which we think would be great. We wish Tallulah and her owner the best of luck!
The South Florida Mustang Club is matching all donations up to $800. Please consider donating to us and double the amount that are given to us. Thank you, Darlene and Ashley for running this campaign!
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One of our newest rescues when she came in:
Rehabilitation and vet-care of her:
Ed Heiland of Channel 13 News of Central Florida recently paid a visit to WHRC to highlight us on a segment called Everyday Hero. We are very thankful that he wanted to highlight our rescue center’s story and put a spot light on the mustangs.
To see the video and read the story, please click on the link below:
The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to Wild Horse Rescue Center as of April 15, 2013.
Verification means that Wild Horse Rescue Center meets the criteria of a true equine sanctuary/rescue and is providing humane and responsible care of the animals. To be awarded Verified status, an organization must meet GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed animal care standards which are confirmed by a site visit and they must also adhere to a demanding set of ethical and operational principles.
Wild Horse Rescue Center, FL was awarded a compliance grant by GFAS to help make recommended improvements to meet Accreditation/Verification Standards. Compliance grant funding is made possible through a grant from PetSmart Charities®.
The GFAS Equine Accreditation Program is made possible by generous grants from PetSmart Charities® and The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®.
To read the full press release, click here
We are forever grateful to GFAS!
There has been a lot of movement at WHRC this past month. We have re-homed quite a few of our Mustangs.
- Bandit and 2 of the Cracker horses have been adopted by Gena from Heaven Help Us in Punta Gorda.
- Lady Antabella was adopted by Kathy, one of Gena’s volunteers.
- Mr Bob, one of our volunteers, has adopted Annie and sponsored Ford.
- Rusty has been adopted by Tenny and is now in New Smyrna, FL.
- Ellie is being sponsored by our wonderful volunteer Kelli.
- Roxy had been adopted by Travis. There will be a seperate post explaining this wonderful adoption.
- Kayotte, Halona, Sundance, and Remy have started an exciting journey with the Arabian Nights in FL. Seperate post to follow.
Zen and Zippy are being considered for adoption.
Confetti is going to Chessie for training along with Ellie.
And we just received a new Mustang into WHRC. Her name is America and she is approximately 20 years old.
Stay tuned for more updates on our recent adoptions!
WHRC hosted a Wes Maillard CranioSacral Healing Seminar Feb 8-10 as a fundraiser for the center. We love having Wes visit our center and we learn so much from his seminars.
In this seminar Wes taught us how to feel the cranio rhythm in humans and horses and how to use that rhythm to bring relief of pain, both physical and emotional, to horses. We also worked on fellow participants and learned Thai Chi exercises, as well as QiGong breathing techniques. Below are a few pictures from the seminar.
Rango has been adopted by Ashly. Congratulations Ashly.