ABOUT WILD HEART
A NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION
Wild Heart Sanctuary is a nonprofit organization devoted to rescuing wild mustangs and educating the public about the plight of America's iconic wild horses and burros.
The Sanctuary is a forever home and safe haven for wild mustangs rescued from the Bureau of Land Management round-ups. Many of our horses came directly from kill pens or auctions and were only hours away from being shipped to slaughter.
Our mission is to advocate for the wild horses and burros still running free and those currently in captivity at the BLM holding pens. These remaining wild horses and burros risk endangerment, capture, abuse, and deprivation of their innate freedom and extinction.
Founder Sonya Richins is profoundly dedicated to providing the rescued herd with a safe and forever home. At the Sanctuary, she offers plentiful space and love for the mustangs to heal from the traumas of being captured and subjected to captivity. She desires that individuals discover and experience how the wisdom of the wild Mustang can promote guidance to paths of transition, self-discovery, connectedness, and awakening.
Wild Heart Sanctuary often works with affiliating nonprofit organizations, schools, and at-risk individuals who benefit from the healing energetics and therapies of the Wild Heart Herd.
MEET OUR BELOVED HERD
Wild Heart Sanctuary is the forever home to a herd of majestic rescued mustangs: Kokopelli, Wind Walker, Noble Moon,
Durango, Vashti and the Onaqui mares,
Giraffe, Grace, Miss Bliss, and Leilani.
Each of our cherished rescues was captured in roundups conducted by the Bureau of Land Management. Some were chased by helicopters for as many as 20 miles. The brand on their necks is a "badge of honor," representing their perseverance to survive the traumatic roundups, deplorable captivity conditions, and being marked for slaughter. They have not only survived, but they thrive.
I will be the voice for the voiceless until my last breath.
~ SONYA RICHINS
FOUNDER, WILD HEART SANCTUARY
FREE CHOICE EQUINE CONNECTION
JOIN OUR WILD HEART
Volunteering at Wild Heart Sanctuary allows you to actively participate in maintaining, caring for, and rehabilitating the rescued wild mustangs.
As a volunteer, you will work with Sonya and the Wild Heart team and connect with The Sanctuary's rescued herd. You will meet many like-minded people and have opportunities to explore the pristine nature of the property. Depending on your experience and availability, as a volunteer, you can assist with daily sanctuary chores, enrichment creation and administration, diet preparation and feeding The Sanctuary animals, general maintenance, and future rescue missions.