Wynema Ranch Wild Horse Sanctuary offers a variety of programs designed to excite, motivate, and inspire not only individuals but also groups through interacting with, and being around, Wild Horses. Join us in investigating how you too can participate or just marvel at these amazing creatures.
At Wynema Ranch Wild Horse Sanctuary we believe that sometimes horses or burros need a refuge from neglect, abandonment, and displacement. We pride ourselves in having a philosophy that is quite the opposite of a large segment of society. There doesn’t need to be another creature, neither horses nor burros, that society deems has having served its purpose and now considers them a disposable commodity. Instead, we aspire in sharing with others that these engaging animals can still make a difference. Among our many goals is: bringing wild horses to a sheltered preserve, which allows them to mend their spirit and possibly acquire a new purpose. The desire to work alongside people who are compassionate, tolerant and willing to give these amazing animals an opportunity to share with humanity their gifts and beauty. Rather than a “Get Rid of ‘Em” attitude, our magnificent high desert pastures, protected by Petersen’s Mountain 7,600’ peak and its western slopes, provides the splendid backdrop where Wynema Ranch Wild Horse Sanctuary’s Wild Mustangs can trek free from danger, free from a life of uncertainty, and free from the possibility of slaughter. Our dream is to give these noble beings a setting where people can acquire a greater appreciation as to the majestic nature of another species.
There are a lot of mouths to feed any donation big or small is appreciated
We are all drawn to certain animals and they too... are drawn towards us. I went out to the range with Nancy Florence and listened to the silence of the early morning but also to the telepathic communication between the bands . When you are "Still" you can feel them and have a "knowing" about them.We were standing next to a dirt road.
This Stallion was at the top of the hill and was looking at us below. Suddenly he started down the hill heading straight for us. He was looking intently at me as he got closer. Nancy said quietly "Oh Oh! You know what to do"
I whispered "Get some photos please"
I became very still and wrapped light around me and sent a quiet greeting & blessing to him. His steps became slower and his eyes never left me. I slowly turned my head to look to the left out to the hills and then down in a non confrontational manner for a minute.
When I looked up there he was just right before the narrow road that was between us! His eyes were looking straight into mine. Nancy was standing to the right with camera.
It is surreal knowing what his eyes are looking at are mine! I heard a whisper from this wild one to me saying "Keep helping us. Do not stop." and I felt him inside me as Animal Medicine does.
That is when You have been "Taken" and they walk with you from Spirit.
This has happened to me with wild wolves also. when they too came into my life I was never the same and have fought for their friend also since 2000.
Elaina Deva Proffitt
When horse come into your life it Symbolizes personal drive, passion and appetite for freedom. Among all the spirit animals, it is one that shows a strong motivation that carries one through life. The meaning of the horse varies depending on whether this animal spirit guide is represented as wild, tamed, moving freely or constrained.
Horse spirit animals are likely to represent your inner strength and driving force in life. A typical symbolism for the horse is one of an animal representing physical strength, vitality, but also our psychological or emotional ability to go on in life.
Depending on what this spirit animal means to you, it could symbolize your ability to overcome obstacles in life and pursue your goal no matter what may stand on your way. The dedication and fight to protect these wild horses is a healing journey. We find that we too become a Band and do battle as they do, for freedom and survival. They teach us about family and the uncertainty of our own daily living. With the dedication of human angels to keep them healthy and safe in this often cruel world is a challenge. But united we can do it and keep their beauty and spirit alive not only for them but for ourselves .
Walk in Beauty!
Elaina Deva Proffitt
HERE ARE A FEW GROUPS THAT WORK DAY AND NIGHT TO KEEP THEM SAFE WILD AND FREE. JUST CLICK ON THE "FIND OUT" MORE OF EACH ONE AND GO TO THEIR SITES. IT WILL BE APPRECIATED IF YOU ALSO MAKE A DONATION TO THE LINK ON THEIR PAGE.
ALSO YOU MAY PURCHASE A BEAUTIFUL PRINT ON THE PHOTOGRAPHERS LINK..
MY DREAM PHOTOGRAPHY
Photographer Nancy Florence
Nancy's goal as a nature photographer is to show you the beauty and magic of the natural world and what is waiting to be explored in our own backyards. Her belief is we need not travel far but instead slow down and be present where we are to see and experience the magic of our natural world. Nancy's hope is in viewing her photographs, you will be inspired to be present, explore and learn about the wild place around us and appreciate the beauty in the natural world which surrounds us in our everyday lives.
Most of her images are captured within 50 miles of her home in Carson City, Nevada.
I was blessed to go out to see the Pine Nut Wild Horses at dawn and it was a deep spiritual experience. I hope to share them with those I work with that are grieving . We need the horses the beauty of the land to bring peace and comfort to us all. To feel Oneness with nature.
We are on a journey with so many to preserve these beautiful wild horses and keep them & their families together protect them from being captured and slaughtered.
I had them on my property years ago I always loved seeing them .
Elaina Deva Proffitt
Nancy Florence is very active with the Pine Nut Wild Horse Advocates a community that protects their National Treasure of these beautiful wild and free horses. She also documents their daily activities like the others to keep update on the horses daily lives.
Nancy captures their spirit and you will love to have her wild horse photos on your wall. To order your print click the Find out More Button.
LET'S KEEP THEM WILD & FREE
PINE NUT WILD HORSE ADVOCATES
Our photographers, volunteers and advocates are out there driving the rocky dusty jeep trails, watching our wild horses, hauling water by truck daily to assure horses stay out of neighborhoods. ( yes, there is water in the spring but since most people can't or won't hike to see it, they don't believe it, so we have to 'show' them there is water so they don't put out a water tank in their back yard.) our volunteers change the oil in the donated water truck, read tons of white papers, educational material, current laws and issues, they clean the rifles that deliver the fertility control and practice shooting at targets so they don't miss their mark and continue to dart the mares to reduce the reproduction rate. They take photos and tell their stories so you will know and understand the beauty in our hills and see for yourself the lifestyle of our wild horses. The temperatures have been soaring in the 90's for weeks... yet they keep going out on the Nevada desert with telephoto cameras in hand and send us photos and they share their stories so we can keep you informed. They all wish you, as our social media audience, can see what they see, feel what they feel, smell the sage and the sweat of wild horses, hear the nickers and squeels and pounding of hooves on the ground and understand the reason behind the fight they are fighting. They so wish the world would witness this fascinating equine that wanders our hills. They so pray every human could see these beautiful creatures are worth saving.
Yes, we need compromise so they don't get over populated since man has intruded on their world and they can no longer migrate and travel like they did only generations ago. But we are willing to compromise and continue to work. But today... this day and the next few days it is essential people feel our panic, understand our anxious energy as the BLM loads the trailers with the equipment and traps, the BLM employees will bring to the range we frequent, to take our wild horses we have watched for years away forever. They will take them from us and their families forever. This is so incredibly wrong and they don't seem to feel or see or understand the damage they are doing to the lives of so many.
We need you... the people who know and understand and share our passion to convince them. Please don't stop calling, emailing, writing, faxing and talking. Please don't give up yet... please keep fighting with us.
WE CAN DO THIS!! YES WE CAN.
CLICK TO FIND OUT MORE GO TO HER GALLERY
Good news!!! Local residents spoke and Washington listened.
After coordination with Department of the Interior leadership and the BLM we have been notified that the planned roundup will not occur.," said Sheila Schwadel, board member of Pine Nut Wild Horse Advocates. "As a community we are pleased with the progress of the Administration and are optimistic for the future of our horses."
"We are looking forward to working with Secretary Zinke and the BLM to find solutions that put the herd and our community first," said Mary Cioffi, Social Media Director of Pine Nut Wild Horse Advocates. "The Administration has listened to us, understood us, and acted."
"The BLM has recognized that our efforts go well-beyond admiring these horses," said Deniz Bolbol, board member of Pine Nut Wild Horse Advocates. "We are actively engaged in their care and management and will continue to do so collaboratively with the BLM. This is how good neighbors work together.
We look forward to meeting with the BLM and will keep the community updated as things progress.
Thanks to each one of you for caring about wild horses. For each person who turned up at the Fire House meeting, spoke up for our horses and has worked to protect them -- know that your efforts MADE THE DIFFERENCE.
THIS IS AMERICA - THIS IS THE WAY IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE: The Government listened to the people and worked for the people.
Social Media Director of Pine Nut Wild Horse Advocats
We educate residents, businesses, and communities near the Pine Nut Mountain range in Carson Valley, Nevada, about living in areas where wild horses, and burros exist. We do this so that well intended actions, or interventions by humans do not in fact jeopardize the health, and safety of the bands.
We act as a go between when wild horses visit residents who prefer that horses stay off their property.
We educate the community about our program, and partnership with the BLM, and other agencies and organizations that work to maintain the horses, in their native wild habitat.
We host local meetings,and events that raise awareness, and financial support for the efforts to maintain the population, health, and safety of the Pine Nut Mountain horses.
Send them a message in your own words. Let them know our world famous wild horses are an important part of our community and our tourism dollars.
We need BLM and the community to work together to manage our wild horses and manage our range. This program could set the standard for the nation.
- this is the Department of interior
In areas where you see a wild horse sign (as seen below) it is a warning! In these areas keep an eye out and slow down in case of an unpredictable Wild Horse crossing with it's band. Car/horse wrecks can be prevented through awareness and slowing down in these areas.
There are SO many ways YOU can get involved in helping the Wild Mustangs! Together, doing small things, we can make a BIG difference. Below are some ways you can help keep them safe. If you are interested in doing more, please look into becoming a volunteer of our non-profit CLICK THE FIND OUT MORE
Most people think they are helping the Wild Horses by feeding them... We know it may be tempting, they are so adorable and some even friendly! However, what this does is make them want to come back down to the neighborhood where they were given that food. Smart animals they are! It is so kind for people to want to help these beautiful mustangs, but being aware and helping others understand why they should feed will help them stay in the mountains.
There has been fencing put up around the majority of the base of the mountain in the Damonte area in efforts to keep the Wild Horses in the mountains! Another way the horses are getting down into the neighborhoods is broken, damaged or weak areas of fencing. If you notice and area that horses could be getting through, please Adopt a Mustang
If you live in the Damonte area, you have probably noticed fencing and gates put up along the bottom of the mountain. This is an effort to keep the Wild Horses up in the mountains where they belong. We believe this has helped tremendously. Usually when horses are out in the neighborhoods, it is because people are leaving the gates open! So what can you do? If you use the gate, please close it, and if you notice a gate has been left open please take a moment to close it.
Connecting ~ Protecting ~ Educating
In the last 23 months approximately 230 Wild Horses have been trapped and removed from the Virginia Range..
WILD HORSE CONNECTION is sending some of our rescues to training and we are going to be getting our full emergency response team up and running and fundraising for emergency rescue equipment.
CLICK FIND OUT MORE AND PLEASE HELP THEM WITH THIS IMPORTANT WORK . THANK YOU