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We are so happy to have been able to relocate our rescue horses to a better climate that is more suitable for our Seniors and disabled horses. Jenkins, our completely blind mustang gelding that was saved at the 11th hour from going to slaughter, has quickly adapted and can maneuver the 63 acres confidently. The herds still break down into their own bands, but all stick to grazing in the same areas together.
With enough stalls and run in's to care for all the horses, new routines have been easy to adapt to. But, my favorite time is evening feeding. All we have to do is holler "dinner" and it's a race. We have been blessed beyond all expectation to be able to give our precious souls a better life.
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.
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 * PO Box 187, Roby, TX 79543 (541) 530-0417