Ranch owners of Wild Horse Ranch formed the Wild Horse Preservation Society, a Wyoming nonprofit corporation, with the aim of sustaining a sanctuary for these beautiful creatures and ensuring their continued health and happiness. Wild Horse Preservation Society is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
As per a Star-Tribune Article dated January 18, 2007, wild BLM mustangs were originally brought to this ranch so they could roam freely on approximately 22,500 acres of grazing lands adjoining Lake Hattie at the base of the picturesque Sheep Mountain range. In 2005, 100 BLM gelded wild horses were relocated to the property from Nevada and California. Later, another 200 BLM mustangs were added. These were unadoptable mares. Since then, Wild Horse Ranch has been developed into a community of 370 ranchettes, averaging 40+ acres in size. The horses share the property with humans and a variety of wildlife.
While the original BLM herd was a combination of mares and gelded males, over the years, domestic horses have been abandoned into the resident population by owners who could either no longer take care of them or desired to no longer keep them. In an attempt to control the horse population, five privately-financed gelding operations were performed between 2015 and 2017. These gelding operations were conducted under the direction of Dr. Paul Zancanella (Mountainaire Veterinary Service - Rock Springs, WY) and Dr. Luke Bass of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital - Colorado State University (Ft. Collins, CO). Dr. Paul Zancanella provides gelding services for the BLM wild horses in the Rock Spring's area and Dr. Luke Bass arranged for 4th-year veterinary students to attend the geldings and get hands-on veterinary experience. As a result, 140 stallions were successfully gelded and allowed to remain on Wild Horse Ranch.
Today, there are approximately 320+ wild and feral horses roaming the green acres of Wild Horse Ranch. The Wild Horse Preservation Society has been formed to protect and sustain these horses and ensure they can live out their natural lives in harmony with their human neighbors.
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Wild Horse Preservation Society
PO Box 1610, Laramie, WY 82073
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