Whispering Winds Equine Sanctuary is a 501c3 non-profit organization - formerly Whispering Winds Equine Rescue - however, we no longer rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome. Rather, we are a long term retirement sanctuary for both wild and domestic horses that call the ranch home. Many of our equine residents are senior citizens that range from early 20's to nearly 35 years of age. Others have disabilities that prevent them from being ridden and deemed unplaceable. Quite a few are mustangs that have been turned out and are allowed to roam in as natural a setting as possible. These horses have come from abused, neglected, abandoned, seized, slaughter-bound, and owner surrendered situations.
We believe that every animal has a right to life so we do not euthanize to control but allow these horses to roam freely and live out their lives in a safe and peaceful environment. It is our mission to help as many as we can, and although we may not have room at the ranch, we continue to network and work with several other organizations in rescuing, placing, fostering, and transporting both dogs & horses. We believe that working together with other rescues and rescue organizations opens up more possibilities to assure animals are given a better chance to that wonderful life.
We attempt to maintain a quiet and safe environment for all our residents, therefore, visitation is limited.
Available for Adoption....
We were going to try to hang on to this guy to use in the ministry but have decided he needs a new home now. He is a registered mini born in 2004. The previous owner used to show him but relinquished him to us due to financial hardships back in 2008. We adopted him and his "mate" to our neighbors for their grandkids, but the kids were more into raising cows for Fair and the 2 got turned out on 400 acres with 1 other horse and a bunch of cattle. His registered name is JWM Chocolate Moose (aka Teddy).
He decided the grass was much greener on our side of the fence and kept going through a loose area in our fences. They finally gave up and so did we and just let him roam with our horses. He thinks he's the stud of the group, but he is gelded. He really needs a home where he will get more hands on and training. He's been trained but needs refreshing. Unfortunately, I have not been able to safely handle any of the horses since last October when I got injured. Adoption fee $150. Adoption application required. Click here for Adoption Agreement.
Our sweet boy turned 4 this past April. He's loving having his own band, when May let's him be boss. He is still our mischievous young man and if there's something to investigate or get into, he's there.
Our little guy, who wasn't suppose to live through the night, has become the herd leader and is being started under saddle this year. His personality is unlike any of the other horses and attention is his priority. Stop by and meet our little miracle - Spirit of the West
View his story below
Rejected by his mom at birth, through the grace of God WWER staff worked 24 hours a day to assist in saving Carson's life. Given little hope to survive a full day, our vet has now nicknamed him "The Miracle Boy."
Whispering Winds Ranch is a verified shelter of the petyourdog.com community and supports its awareness program
Trails End - a program implemented to deter horse owners from sending old, sick, crippled, or dangerous horses to auction where they end up sold for slaughter and to offer financial assistance to owners who need to euthanize their horses (or other equines). A 50% reimbursement* is provided for humane euthanasia as well as 50% reimbursement for hauling fee, if applicable.
Stop the Backyard Breeder - initiated in 2002, this unique program offers a partial reimbursement* (approximately 30%) for castration of stud colts and stallions. This program is available to anyone (individual or rescue) across the United States and applies to horses, donkey and burros.
Whispering Winds Animal Sanctuary * 6161 Clarks Branch Rd, Roseburg, OR 97470 * (541) 679-9022