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Wild Horse Sanctuary, Shingletown

#353 of 482 in Wildlife in California
Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Ranch
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...  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 »
  • Friendly people, horses are well kept and offer rides that fulfill intermediate to professional riders's expectations. The horses are full of life and show you a good time. You will need to pay attention and offer some controls to your stead. Thanks for a great time and for the lunch and cold drinks carried on horseback.
  • Sorry to see the disgruntled neighbor review. Of course there are going to be losses due to mountain lions; these are wild horses. And to assume rescue groups take in more horses because of greed is irrational and absurd. Working in animal rescue for 20 years people, virtually all volunteers, take in animals because we don’t want to see them destroyed, (AND DESPITE the fact that we can’t afford them).... Rescuing animals is done out of love and a lot of sacrifice. Bless you and keep up the good work Wild Horse Sanctuary!

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