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 can also request updates on the horse or burro you choose where we can send you pictures by email or text to see how they are doing and see footage made just for you. Simply email email@example.com 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.
SPONSOr bert & ernie
Little Bert and Ernie were first seen by us being dragged through an auction looking sick and tired. We had been in contact with a rescue who were at the auction and they were very worried about this pair as well. So we said to bid on them if they looked as though they were going to a bad place. We picked them up and instantly knew they wouldn’t have long if we didn’t act quickly. We had our vet look at them and then drove them straight to Alamo Pintado for emergency medical help.
Dr. Erin Burns and her team worked tirelessly to keep these little five month old babies alive and bring them back to health. They are now thriving at Skydog Malibu but are available to sponsor together for the same amount as one horse. They are the cutest little munchkins and so full of love and gratitude and are inseparable with Bert’s head nearly always over Ernie’s body for comfort and support.
Madison was originally rescued by our friends at Rancho Relaxo who came west to find out more about the plight of the mustang. Their team spotted her standing alone in the BLM Corrals in Nevada. She was emaciated and beaten up by the other horses. They took her on the spot. When they told the wrangler he said “why do you want that one?” and that’s exactly why they took her. Unloved, unnoticed, un-adoptable and unseen she is exactly the type of mustang we love too.
So when they realized she wasn’t going to be happy contained and gentled, they reached out to us to give her sanctuary and we said YES. She is an amazing, other-worldly and beautiful girl who continues to come back to health at Skydog Oregon.
Foxy was rescued from a livestock auction in California and originally was sent to another rescue that we actually had to re-rescue him from. A very sad state of affairs and as such he never really had the fanfare of an arrival that other mustangs we took in had. We have the attitude that if we don’t have anything nice to say then we say nothing. But Foxy is a very special boy. His face is covered with a million scars and scrapes that have healed but it makes me very sad to imagine what he might have gone through to get them.
He is a Nevada mustang from Triple B, a herd that once again is to be rounded up and decimated by the BLM this summer 2019. Sadly Foxy may be one of the last horses from this spectacular herd but he is safe at Skydog and always the first to the hay cart when it comes around.
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.
Willow is one of four orphan or injured foals we took in after the Warm Springs roundup. Her jaw was broken from being stomped on during the roundup and she was injured and sick for quite a while after she came to us. She is a blue roan appaloosa and has won everybody’s heart with her sweet personality and easy going nature. She lives with her other three friends and Beth and truly is most people’s favorite girl.
We had an adopter lined up to take Willow and Two Spots but they fell through and we voted to let her stay with her friends. For now we are just enjoying watching her grow up as wild as she wants and it’s a joy to see them run to any person who comes to visit them with treats. Best of both worlds Willow and we are very happy to have you.
Sarge was found in the kill pen in Waco Texas and bailed by another rescue. He was really skinny and weak and they helped build him back up a little before sending him elsewhere to continue his recovery. Very very sadly those people also let him down and he deteriorated to the point that he had to be taken back and we were asked to take him. At first we were worried about the long haul but he put on enough weight to make it to Colorado safely and then was fed up even further and rested before continuing his journey home to Skydog. Sarge is an Oregon mustang and we are so proud and happy to be able to bring him back to his original home and let him live out his life with us. We love you Sarge 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.