The people at Lifesavers Wildhorse Rescue are amazing! The ranch is in a beautiful canyon and the surrounding Hills are full of wildflowers and wildhorses. The horse trainers take you into the pen where you get to learn so much about yourself. It's really mind blowing and such a gentle way to learn about yourself. Meanwhile you are gentling horses so they can become adoptable. A win/win for all. I would encourage anyone to take this opportunity.
I wanted to give a shout out to Lifesavers! I'm a disabled veteran due to PTSD/MST and struggle with anxiety but, having the opportunity to work with the wild horses gave me the chance to go head on at my symptoms. I learned that the horses based their mood on my ability to calm myself and progress in gaining their trust! It felt awesome to be able to be the leader that I am...thank you to Cheyanne, John and Karen for giving me such an amazing experience!
I'd been looking for just the right mustang for my newest book project:
"Into the Essence of Love" - through the path of the wild horse.
Since the book is about trust, vulnerability, overcoming fear, accessing intuition to ultimately find deep, abiding love, I needed a very shy mustang that I could build an intimate relationship with.
Jill and her staff were of amazing support in all of this search. They went out of their way to help me find the perfect horse. We've since then started our bonding and yes, they have helped me to the perfect horse. See for yourself at www.WildHorseWisdom.com
Please support Lifesavers in any way you can. They save horses and people!
I have been involved with Lifesavers since 2000, as a client served, a donor, and for the last year, a board member. I can't say enough about this organization. In addition to having over 500 horses in its care, Lifesavers is now helping Wounded Warriors to heal through close interaction with the wild horses in weekend workshops. I can attest to the healing that takes place when a human is able to touch the heart and mind of a wild horse and be touched back, as I attended one of these workshops and was helped immeasurably by the horses. Organizations grow and thrive by being visionary, and continually striving to serve. This is not an easy thing to do, but Lifesavers continues to serve both horses and humans.
I have been a donor to Lifesavers since 2000 - in 2006, I was thrown from my horse and had all sorts of injuries, not the least of which was psychological trauma. In 2007, I came to Lifesaver's Wild Horse Boot Camp because I felt I needed to upgrade my ground skills before I could ever think about riding again. Working with the wild horses and being able to approach them without eliciting a fear response was a really healing experience for me. In addition, I fell in love with a mare who had also been injured, and was able to spend time with her grooming her and talking to her. She was an awesome "therapist." I am committed to this fight against the special interests who are driving wild horses to extinction - I am now serving on the board, and am able to be more active as I approach retirement. There are lots of horse rescues out there - Lifesavers is really special. Currently I have three horses and ride dressage, and I do not think I would have ever been able to come back to riding without Lifesavers.
At the end of 2010, I came across Jills' Lifesavers Website as I was researching the Wild Mustang. Jill has a wealth of information she shares as well as her detailed efforts to help these magnificent creatures overcome the injustices done to them by many. She had just rescued over 100 baby mustangs that were headed to slaughter and was asking for adopters from across the US. Just so happened several were being shipped to Florida which was not too far from my home. Jill was very helpful, posting all the little ones photos online, coggins pulled on all, tagged. And then arranged for transport. My young colt arrived in great shape and is now 3 plus and my soul mate. I can never Thank Jill enough , for my Reno and all the hard work she does saving the Wild Mustang!
Lifesavers is one of the most amazing rescue organizations I've seen. They do amazing work and take these horses as far as they can. They're dedicated and passionate about their work and don't regret any second spending time with the horses. I adopted my horse from there. I originally wanted a different horse, but she wasn't the one for me. They knew how badly I needed this horse and they found my perfect match. They worked with me for hours making sure I knew how to continue his training, learning their ways, and learning his. It was the greatest experience I've ever had and am thankful for it. They do a lot of work for these horses, and I really appreciate it and hope they continue to do more good work. I love to see the stories they post. Especially the ones that are emaciated horses, and they bring them to a good healthy horse that's ready to go. It warms my heart up!
The people at Lifesavers do amazing work. They are dedicated and passionate in their service to horses who would have little to no chance of even a decent life without them. I have seen the work that the trainers there do with the horses and it's inspiring to watch. They are intuitive, creative and firm but kind. They take horses who have little or no handling and turn them into great partners for adopters. And they strive to find the right match for adopters and horses to ensure that it's a forever home.