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Wild Horse Sanctuary, Shingletown

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#374 of 513 in Wildlife in California
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Ranch
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Rather than allow 80 wild horses living on public land to be destroyed, the founders of the Wild Horse Sanctuary made a major life decision right then and there to rescue these unwanted horses and create a safe home for them. And just as quickly, they launched a media campaign to bring attention to the plight of these and hundreds of other wild horses across the west that eventually led to a national moratorium on killing un-adoptable wild horses.

The Sanctuary is located near Shingletown, California on 5,000 acres of lush lava rock-strewn mountain meadow and forest land. Black Butte is to the west and towering Mt. Lassen is to the east. The current location features better accessibility for the public, a milder winter climate with more natural cover, and other benefits for the horses.
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  • We did the tour of the property. It’s more of a talking tour, as you only get to see the wild horses that are in two different areas as they are feeding them. Its very informative, and we were they... 
    We did the tour of the property. It’s more of a talking tour, as you only get to see the wild horses that are in two different areas as they are feeding them. Its very informative, and we were they...  more »
  • Best experience to see the majestic horses roaming in safety in Shingletown CA. This is a different time and place where nature and animals move and graze at their own pace. It was a remarkable to....  more
    Best experience to see the majestic horses roaming in safety in Shingletown CA. This is a different time and place where nature and animals move and graze at their own pace. It was a remarkable to....  more »
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  • Wonderful organization that provides a haven for rescued wild horses to roam free. I highly recommend taking the tour!
  • Very "caring" people...and a beautiful place for the horses (and donkey's) that manage to find a place there! Awesome to see "wild" animals find a safe place!

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