Volunteers are important to our rescue center – providing much needed help and allowing us to properly care for our rescued Mustangs.

WHRC could not exist without our volunteers.  By visiting WHRC, you are taking an active part in our rescue work and a critical stand against abuse and mistreatment of wild horses. You will help to ensure a dignified life for our horses and help sustain America’s wild heritage – the Mustang.

As a visitor to our rescue and rehabilitation center you will get up close and personal with our charismatic rescued horses and assist in real hands on rehabilitation work. We guarantee you that this encounter with horses will be like no other horse experience you have ever had.

Day Visits

A day visit to WHRC is the perfect family activity and addition to your Orlando vacation. Bringing your children to visit our center is a great way to teach them how to respect animals and treat them with love. You can choose to visit us any day of the week.

You will need your own transportation to and from our center for day visits. Day visits need to be scheduled before hand, so make sure you give us a call or send us an email to book your visit. You will get up close and personal with our rescued mustangs, and those who wish can go for a trail ride. Trail ride must be booked when your day visit is scheduled.

Our day visits are a very popular way to see our rescue center. It’s the perfect day adventure for you and your family. You will meet the horses, see how we work, see all the other animals, as well as get an overview of the plight of the mustangs in the US.

The $100 donation per person.

What to Bring

  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • Sun screen
  • Wear comfortable clothes. If you plan to participate in the trail ride, we recommend you wear long sleeves and full length pants. No flip flops allowed for your safety!
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Don’t forget your camera!

 

Volunteer

Visiting WHRC as a volunteer is the best way to help our rescue center. Volunteers are a critical part of our center and we could not function without you. We ask that volunteers commit to a minimum of one week – but you can stay as long as you like. We look forward to meeting you!

Everyone can volunteer at WHRC – regardless of physical abilities, there is always something to do. Volunteering at our center can be as labor intensive or relaxed as you wish. As a volunteer you will help with daily chores such as mucking stalls, daily maintenance of the horses and infrastructural improvements to stables. You will also assist in real hands on rehabilitation work with wild horses. The majority of our horses come from abusive environments and when they first arrive they are often genuinely afraid of people. As a volunteer you will play a critical part in helping these horses understand that not all people are bad.

During your stay as a volunteer at WHRC you will also take the horses on trail rides, go kayaking, and have BBQ cookouts. We pick up and drop off week-long volunteers at Orlando International Airport or in Orlando City. Our pick up/drop off days are Mondays. So when you fly in, make sure you do so on a Monday. Volunteers are provided three meals a day, accommodations, and a once in a lifetime experience.

Weekly Volunteer Program

As a volunteer with us you will get real hands on experience with our mustangs – both wild and tame! Our volunteers help with every day barn maintenance, horse care and exercise, capital improvements, and helping to socialize wild horses. You will see professional horse trainers in action and immerse yourself in our rescue work. We go for lots of trail rides and you will get to see the fantastic Florida landscape by horseback. We also take our volunteers to the beach, to the local wildlife rescue center, and kayaking.

The $600.00 weekly donation per person covers your airport pickup & drop off, 3 meals a day, your accommodations and facilities, as well as most transport while on the project. We ask that you commit to a minimum of two weeks of volunteering; however we have volunteers come stay for several months as well. We have special donation amounts for stays longer than 5 weeks that we will provide on request.

Overnight Volunteering Visit As an overnight visitor at WHRC you get the chance to get more acquainted with the horses and the other animals at the center than if you just come over for a day. You will spend an entire day and evening with WHRC, as well as wake up and have breakfast with us before you leave. We have comfortable accommodations and we can guarantee that it will be the best part of your vacation!

The $150 donation per person covers lunch, dinner and breakfast, your accommodations as well as any riding you wish to do. Transportation to and from the center is not provided.

What to bring

  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • Sun screen
  • Wear comfortable clothes. If you plan to participate in the trail ride, we recommend you wear long sleeves and full length pants. No flip flops allowed for your safety!
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Don’t forget your camera!

 

We are located 60 minutes from Orlando where you will find Walt Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, and LEGOLAND. Attractions close to our center include the Kennedy Space Center, a National Seashore, Wildlife Refuge, and much more.

Transport to and from Orlando City or Airport is provided by us for weekly/extended stay volunteers on Mondays.

Book Your Visit

Please e-mail visits@wildhorserescuecenter.org with questions about visiting. You may also call 321-427-1523 and leave a message with a return phone number. Please note whether you would like to come as either a VOLUNTEER or a VISITOR and how many people will be joining you.