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 elect weekly updates on the horse you choose, where you will receive pictures by email or text to see how they are doing.
- You can also do a partial sponsorship of 50 dollars per month and share your horse with another person.
- For now we are sponsoring one horse per person until all the horses have their own special person.
Blue is the most beautiful, gentle and well mannered horse. She is a riding horse and we cannot imagine how she ended up in the parking lot of a meat auction being sold by a flipper. She is stunningly gorgeous with one china blue eye and the other eye half brown and half blue.
She is 15'1" tall and is a dream horse and so perfect for all our new volunteers to practice giving a bath to as she stands perfectly still and nothing annoys her. She is bonded with Rhys now, our funny goofy paint and has free run of the hill and is good friends still with Roxy the donkey whom she came in with.
How an incredible horse like this can end up being dumped at a meat auction is beyond me. When we saw a video of her being yanked around by the mouth and spurred and run on concrete we knew we didn't want her to get back into that trailer. We rescued her on the spot and she was home with us the same day. We hit the jackpot with Blue and hope somebody will snap her up to sponsor her. She is 100 dollars a month to sponsor.
Everybody loves Petula. She was found in a feedlot in Fallon Nevada, 25 years old with frostbitten ears she won out heart in a second. We arranged a hauler to pick her up and bring her from Nevada to our Sanctuary in Oregon.
When she got to the ranch she looked so frightened and bedraggled and wary of coming near us for a little while. But she soon came around with plenty of good food, grain, love and attention she was a love bug who adores hugs and kisses and pets.
She now lives out in a big pasture with her boyfriend Dollar and enjoys running around in her space, resting in a different spot every day.
We had never rescued a mule before and Petula is actually a BLM mule which means a wild boy donkey had his way with a wild mustang mare to produce this lovely Molly Mule. She is adored and spoiled and loved on by every one of the staff at Oregon most of all Zsa the barn manager who is often caught cuddling her when she is out feeding her. It's impossible not to.
Petula is available to sponsor for 100 dollars a month. Come on now, how can you say no to that face xx
Hailey has had a rough life. We rescued her from a kill buyer in Kansas and knew absolutely nothing about her than she was shipping the next morning.
A couple of weeks in we could see she was having trouble walking easily and we managed to halter train her and have her feet x-rayed by Bend Equine in Oregon. It was our worst fear as she had foundered badly and we knew we were in for a long haul with her to grow new feet and go through some discomfort and pain doing so. She also has been diagnosed with Cushings so she is on medication for that - all of which is expensive and labor intensive.
If anyone can see it in their heart to help us take care of this older horse with special needs, feed and medication she is 150 dollars a month to sponsor but we would be so incredibly happy for her if somebody did step up for her.
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 58 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