How it works
By sponsoring a mustang or burro you can ensure that your chosen horse will be supported, and Skydog can become home to many more of them still in danger.
Annual sponsorship for a horse or burro 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 will receive photo or video updates every 3 months by email or text to see how they are doing and see footage made just for you. You can also request updates on the horse or burro you choose — simply email to find out how your sponsored horse is doing.
Or sponsor your horse or burro through Patreon so that you also can view exclusive video and photographs of behind-the-scenes at Skydog, find out about things that are happening soon and follow rescues as they happen.
We first saw Daisy on a Facebook page where the lady who had her was very frustrated that Daisy was not responding to training and she was sending her back to the BLM. Something about her face, the look in her eye and that lead rope still attached to her halter that she had been dragging around for weeks broke our heart. With the help of another girl we adopted Daisy back out of the pens as the rest of her herd had shipped to long-term holding without her. This was a horse that wanted to be wild and thank goodness we let her be that way. She has so much space, many friends and plenty of food. She is such a joy to take care of and spend time around but never comes closer than two or three feet. She does love it when you throw her a treat x
Daisy is a big power house of a Utah mustang and we are honored and privileged to be her guardians.
Sheldon was rescued with his mother Sooty from ISPMB - which was a horribly failed mustang sanctuary in South Dakota. The horses there were found starved and freezing to death when people reported the owner for hoarding and mistreating the horses in her care. The sanctuary was seized by the county and they allowed some wonderful organizations to help find adopters for these horses.
Little Sheldon was in bad shape when he and Sooty arrived at Skydog with another mare and foal. He was wormy and mangy, had lice and mites and a bad case of shipping fever. But he was a fighter to have survived that place and a tough haul in difficult conditions in the middle of winter.
He’s now all grown up and has thrived and transformed before our eyes. Sheldon is an amazing, handsome boy who continues to amaze us with his sweet demeanor. He has our hearts. And he’s from the Sheldon herd so it is an honor to have him with us at Skydog.
Priscilla is quite a unique mare as, along with Star, is the only two non-mustang mare ever to come to Skydog. Priscilla was listed as a mustang at the feedlot in Colorado along with Swayze and they both turned out not to be mustangs. They both had white necks so the feedlot said their brands were not visible. But it’s a very happy accident as Priscilla has ended up out with Champ’s band loving her life as a wild mare.
She had a baby colt named Dalton soon after she arrived and he lives with Bear’s band and is the most incredible looking boy. With her three color coat she is quite striking running the hills and we adore her for all the wild spirit she has even if she never was born to be wild.
SPONSOR peggy sue & pixie
Bear was found in a feedlot in Bastrop, Louisianna. Still a stallion at eight years old, he came in with two mares who were both pregnant. BLM Mustang Rescue Network contacted us as they wanted to keep all three friends together. So we took all three.
Bear was a remarkably gentle stallion and was halter broke, but his mares were a little more wild and didn’t like to be handled as much. Bear was gelded and all three were quarantined for two months then they came to Oregon. Soon after arriving one of the mares Aerial, gave birth to her foal Whisper in the middle of winter. Bear’s other mare Goldie, gave birth to a gorgeous filly we called Mariah.
Bear continues to live his best life in Oregon and we are lucky to have him x
THERE ARE OVER 90 HORSES AND 29 DONKEYS HERE AT SKYDOG WHO ALL NEED SPONSORSHIP.
Click on any of the photos to read their stories and find out more about them.