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.
Jackson was the very first horse we ever rescued at Skydog Sanctuary. We were told about him by our friends at BLM Mustang Rescue Network and were sent a photograph of a scared and confused black horse standing in a stall at auction with a paint horse that he was protecting. Nothing about that first photograph prepared us for the incredible, majestic, smart and huge-hearted horse who now lives here.
Jackson is 17 hands tall and black velvet with a curly mane and tail. His size is intimidating but he quickly puts everyone he meets at ease with his sweetness, affection and love. If you spend time with him he will blow in your ears and on your neck and nuzzle your hair, he is truly a casanova of horses. He is now turned out on our Upper Ranch with his herd of mares including that first one Lisa Marie. He is so many people's favorite wild horse it's surprising nobody has stepped forward to sponsor him yet. He has a lot of women in his life but let's pin him down and make him a one woman boy - sponsor Jackson today xxx
Everybody loves Chesney. He was brought by a notorious flipper to a livestock auction and we purchased him in the parking lot to make sure that he didn't go back in that trailer. He is the most incredibly well mannered mustang and somebody must have put years of work into him. He did nothing to deserve being dumped at auction with the likelihood of being shipped to slaughter. He is a gorgeous looking boy and pretty much every volunteer who meets him loves him. He is was thought to be 12-15 but actually turned out to be 21. Chesney is a good old boy and gives the best hugs and kisses. From where he came from he has remained incredibly calm and relaxed since the moment we picked him up that day. Nothing, absolutely nothing, bothers him and he takes every change in his stride and gets along with every horse here. He is a gorgeous angel and I hope somebody else falls in love with him and sponsors him so he can have his own special person x
SPONSOr dani california
Dani California has become quite famous since she arrived with us at Skydog. Her video on the day she was brought to auction was of a shaking matted dreadlock of a mane that somehow I knew was a mustang. We said we would take her and had to watch as she was dragged from the trailer by her tail as she was cowering inside trying to protect her friends. She is the most incredibly sensitive and special horse. She is a deep liver chestnut color which appears purple in the right light. She has become much more adventurous since she got to us and is now getting to interract with the other horses at Skydog Malibu and has become a shining example of a horse overcoming adversity to become an amazingly good citizen. There is almost nothing these amazing animals cannot overcome and fight back from. Somehow they find forgiveness for the worst abuse endured and to the point they can love and trust people again is a huge achievement. We adore this girl x
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. She is stunning and striking 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 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