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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals

Mission: Committed to keeping the Wild Horses in their natural habitat. Connecting Mustangs with humans through educations.

Results: Newly formed in May 2015 and received our IRS 501(c)3 status in 8/28/15

Target demographics: Protect the wild mustangs and keep them wild and free

Geographic areas served: Reno and Washoe Nevada

Programs: Members of the Mustang management team working with the State Agriculture department. Educational programs for our communities and youths

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5


My personal experience with Wild Horse Connection is they are Dedicated, Responsible, Professional, Honest, and Caring. 24/7 they and their team of volunteers are working to help save our Wild Horses. God Bless them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Wild Horse Connection is a hard-working group made up of real people with big hearts, strong arms, and lots of energy! They're devoted to protecting the wild horses of northern Nevada and don't just talk about it. They repair fences, herd horses back to safety when they've strayed, and educate both the public and politicians about best strategies for ensuring public safety while keeping mustang herds sustainably managed. They're tireless and humble -- and inspiring.

2 Richie A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My name is Richie Asencio and I’m a Wildlife photography. For the last 3 years I’ve done documentation of the Virginia Range Wild Horses. When I come across injured or deceased Horses I call the Wild Horse Connection. They come or get me the help that is needed to take care of the situation. We have worked together on so many cases I couldn’t even give you a number. Great organization.❤️

3 Deva50

Donor

Rating: 5

Wild Horse Connection is a hands on nonprofit and I try to help in anyway I can. I would give them 100 Stars if I could. They put Blood Sweat and Tears into protecting and caring for our wild horses daily. You see them out there building fences, gates even cattle guards and face the trauma and death of our beautiful wild ones constantly trying to navigate in a world filled with humans. There are also those heartbreaking events, that we have had more of recently; our horses being hit by cars trying to cross the highway. Fences are needed and water troughs to keep them from being killed. They are out there on weekends building fences, digging, leading horses away from danger even horse poop cleaning weekends What ever it takes!
A week ago, in the late evening the flashing horse crossing sign was not working, no fencing along the side of the road they found two horses were hit and killed crossing the street, The road dark . What they witnessed was brutal and hard to see, not to mention after, they went to check on the remainder of the band to make sure there were no others injured, they came across one of the horses and he was fine, then found the stallion wandering another street smelling the ground trying to pick up the scent of his mares.

The emotional hits kept coming as they continued to drive finding his family hiding in the shrubs all huddled together, went back and caught up with the stallion and guided him back toward his band. He proceeded to move them towards an empty field where they will go to morn the loss of their family members. Seeing the stallion looking for his family the tragedy continues but they keep working even in the dead of night despite morning would come soon and back out they will go.
As a spiritual Grief and loss/violent loss Counselor I know the emotional pain that they also suffer with critical incidents like this recent one but they are out there even in the wee hours of the morning. Guiding a mare and her foal away from danger.
It seems they have little personal time as They are out there on weekends building fences, picking up trash, digging, provide water resources in the higher range so the horses stay high up and not down on our community, leading horses away from danger, training rescues, what ever it takes! Even horse poop cleaning weekends. All money that is donated goes for a worthy cause!

Elaina Proffitt
Reno NV

2 Mary D.6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I are so happy with the work Wild Horse Connection does to help the wild horses! They go above and beyond to help any injured or abandoned foals and have even adopted 6 of them! Whether its The work they have done to mend fences that keep the horses off the roads and out of neighborhoods or running out to various areas on the range to help an injured horse, they are always there! Corenna and Karen are two of the most lovely people who have devoted their lives to these horses! This takes so much effort and time for them and yet when ever I have asked where to go to photograph them or ask about how we can help, they are more than gracious! We support their efforts and applaud Wild Horse Connection!

3 Deborah W.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love having Wild Horse Connection come up in my feed. Their photos are excellent and I love the simple captions that give information in a big way. Great job!!!

2 ohsuZq

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This non profit has proven to be all about all that is good for our Wild Mustangs !
They offer Education & safety for the public and work with developers about fencing etc. to keep them out of neighborhoods . They are All about being a voice for the voiceless , doing all things possible to keep them Safe, Wild and Free! They are humble as anyone that has worked beside them knows. They are never ones to draw attention to self for the selfless acts of humanity and countless hours of time spent in all they do in the name of Nevada Mustangs. A Proud Thank you and Prayers for a success in your Non Profit Organization …. to continue making a difference for our Historic Wild Mustangs

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Lets see
Where all their donations are going. They need to be transparent and accountable for the money they receive. Also why they block people who ask this question. Something isnt right. Everyone needs to ask where the money is.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience with this nonprofit have been rewarding as everyone works hard to help keep the wild horses wild and free. From building and maintaining fences and wild horse rescues these folks truly care about the horses.

2 Amanda223

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Every single day I see the crew at Wild Horse Connection feeding our beautiful horses, keeping them off the streets and keeping them safe up in the mountains. I know they strive to keep all large animals safe and are fully trained in doing so. Thank you Corenna and Karen for keeping our wild mustangs happy and healthy!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wild Horse Connection has been truly amazing this year in many ways. It is so great to see the horses staying up in the mountains and off the streets. The efforts of this non-profit have really made all the difference and has raised so much awareness about the wild mustangs.