How it works
- By sponsoring a mustang you can ensure that your chosen horse will be supported, and Skydog can become home to many more Mustangs in danger.
- Annual sponsorship for a horse of your choice is 100 dollars a month and for that you can visit us and meet the horse you are sponsoring and spend some time hanging out with them, taking photographs and asking questions of our staff.
- You can also elect weekly updates on the horse you choose, where you will receive pictures by email or text to see how they are doing.
Sponsor HONEY PALOUSe
How could anybody forget Honey Palouse's video when she was in the feedlot in Louisiana. A man was sitting on her describing her as ten years old which she wasn't - she actually was 28 - and then he stood on her back and jumped up and down to show how good she was. She was so good. She stood and took it and was calm and patient even though the entire thing must have been confusing and distressing to her.
Once her saddle was off her back we could see how emaciated and malnourished she truly was and they must have known that when they jumped on her. She has been in quarantine for a month in Texas being brought back to health and is now on her way to Skydog Malibu and we cannot wait to meet her. Honey Palouse, our oldest resident can rest assured that nobody is every going to hurt or scare her again.
Once she settles in she will be loved on and adored by all of our incredible staff and volunteers at Skydog Sanctuary. Given the best hay, feed, supplements and care to see her into her final years which will be filled with peace and contentment. She is available to be sponsored for 100 dollars a month.
When we said YES to taking Goliath, a 26 year old band stallion who had been rounded up by the BLM last fall, little did we know it would lead to our finding and also reuniting him with his lead mare Red Lady and their baby Bodhi being born at Skydog Oregon. That then led us to being asked to take two other band stallions from the same roundup, so Maestro and Champ, as we named him, came to Skydog also.
Champ is just an incredibly handsome palomino horse with a long forelock over his eyes and a gentleness and beauty we love. We wish he had never been rounded up but he deserves the space he has with us and is in love with a new mare called Kat. They spend their days quietly grazing and happily getting to know each other. We are making inquiries to find his family who he was rounded up with and we hope to locate at least his lead mare.
Champ is named after Champion the Wonder Horse a television show our founder Clare Staples watched as a child. She saved this special name for many years to give to the horse who fit this name and Champ is truly worthy of his new name and new life.
SPONSOr RED LADY
Red Lady is Goliath's 9 year old pregnant lead mare. She was with him in the wild where they roamed free in Salt Wells Wyoming. They were rounded up together in October 2017 and then separated forever and taken to two different holding facilities by the BLM. Normally that would have been that and neither would have ever seen each other or the foals they had when they were gathered but we decided that Goliath could not end his life in a small pen and needed the freedom a 26 year old stallion has earned.
We were contacted by a lady who had adopted Red Lady a couple of months earlier and she selflessly asked if she could be reunited with Goliath if we won the bid on him. We transferred her adoption and transported her to Skydog Oregon where she waited for a long week while we bid on Goliath so he could come here and join her.
We won the bid and he travelled here from Utah where he was reunited with his mare and their unborn last foal. It was one of the happiest days of my life and I remain overwhelmed with happiness for them both and for all the people who loved them over the years. If you would like to sponsor Red Lady for 100 dollars a month we can save other horses like her and reunite other families.
This heavenly hunk 17 hands of mustang muscle was found starved and neglected running down Klamath Falls highway in Oregon. He is a Nevada Mustang and quite the most phenomenal horse to see around the landscape of Skydog Oregon. He was brought back to health and although he is still snatchy around food after having been starved there are no other negative side effects to his sad fate. He has been with us a year now and runs with a mixed herd that includes Montana and Butler. They are the most incredible sight on the horizon with a dozen different mixes of golden shades from palominos to duns to 50 shades of bay this is a head turning herd. And Sundance is the leader and impossible to miss. He is friendly enough and will take grain from your hand but would rather be left to roam the 5000 acre upper ranch with his band. You can sponsor him for 100 dollars a month and come visit him in his natural home x
We were sent a Craig's list advertisement for this blind appaloosa mare and hoped to be able to network her to find her a home. We had some leads and in the end felt confident something would come through for her so we went ahead and took her to get her safe. Sadly none of the leads panned out and anyways by then we had all fallen in love with this incredible horse. She is sweet and very tactile and loves to have her head held and is happy to be stroked all over by everybody who visits.
Sierra is super smart in her ability to manouver around without being able to see. She uses all her other senses to the extreme and she has chimes above her water and feed to help her find them if she gets turned around. Sierra also now lives in a pasture with Sarge, an old mustang who we adore, and he helps her get around even better as her eyes. Sierra needs someone to sponsor her and to come love on her if they are nearby. We always make sure she gets lots of one on one attention but we would also love her to have her own special human. Sponsor Sierra for 100 dollars a month x
Butler is a chocolate palomino mustang, named after Gerard Butler, whom we saved at Eugene auction. The only thing they listed about him was that he had been used as a packhorse and the several photos that came with him show him healthy and well taken care of so we don't understand why he ended up at auction with a kill buyer being the only other person bidding on him. Butler is a sweet and loving horse who is really enjoying his freedom and new friends on the ranch.
It is hard to believe that anybody knowingly sends a loyal and good horse to auction knowing the fate that most probably befalls them. We try as much as possible to catch mustangs at auction where they often sell for as little as two hundred dollars to kill buyers who then immediately list them on their sites between 400 to up to 1200 dollars to cash in on them or if they can't they just ship them straight to slaughter and sell them by the pound for their meat for people in Europe and Asia to eat. Luckily Butler never had to see the inside to a trailer to the kill pen or make that trip to Canada.
THERE ARE 63 HORSES HERE AT SKYDOG AS WELL AS 9 DONKEYS WHO ALL NEED SPONSORSHIP - THIS IS A LIST OF MUSTANGS AT SKYDOG SANCTUARY AND YOU CAN GO AND SEE THEM AND THEIR STORIES ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THEM