We have some exciting news! We are hosting an online raffle to raise funds for hay and oats for the horses, and you have a chance to win "Wild Horses", a beautiful painting donated by Valera Crofoot, a talented oil painter who currently lives and paints in Queretaro, Mexico. Before moving to Mexico, Valera lived in Wyoming. This passionate artist draws inspiration from wild horses that live in the Red Desert and at Deerwood Ranch in Centennial, Wyoming. Valera is grateful to Marge McCrae of Rawlins, wild horse photographer, and Eric Molvar, defender of wild horses and leader of an expedition through the Red Desert looking for horses. Both Marge and Eric gave Valera the opportunity to see horses in their natural habitat, which contributed to the authenticity of her paintings.
The painting “Wild Horses” depicts a moment of interaction between two horses set in a grazing space inhabited by spirits of people who once lived in the space. It combines elements of the real and the surreal. To see more of her work go to www.saatchiart.com/account/profile/220304.
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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