Wild Horse Spirit
is located near the base of eastern side of Sierra
Nevada Mountains in Washoe
Valley between Reno and Carson City NV off Hwy 395.
Beautiful Lake Tahoe is at the top. Photo taken one
morning from a commercial airplane as it flew over Washoe Valley.
Wild Horse Spirit
is a hands-on, private, non-profit, Wild Horse Rescue,
Advocacy Organization, & Sanctuary, co-founded by Bobbi Royle &
Betty Kelly. WHS received its 501(c)(3)
charitable organization status in 1993. Wild Horse Spirit's track
record echoes our love & life's dedication to the precious "Spirits".
Like-minded volunteers & supporters make our dreams & goals possible.
Constant vigilance is a must to protect & preserve America's
free-roaming wild horses on both public & private lands. We are
dedicated to working with other organizations & people who have our same
concerns & goals. We are non-paid, dependent
fund-raising activities, & receive no governmental funds. All donations are tax-deductible.
We were fortunate to be one of two recent recipients of Horse Power's
first annual presentation and event as result of the new beautiful
specialized Nevada license plates..."wild and free".
► Humane Treatment, Rescue and
Rehabilitation of injured, sick or jeopardized wild horses.
►Preservation and Protection of
free-roaming wild horses on public and private ranges.
Our motto is,
"As It Should Be, Wild Horses Running Free".
Adoption Guidelines to prevent auction and slaughter of wild horses.
Educational & Referral system for concerned citizens, adopters & their
wild horses, including resistant-free
training, veterinary services, feeding & safe
horse keeping to insure a lifetime
friendship & commitment between the adopter
and the wild horse.
WHS’ sanctuary of rescued wild horses for their remaining natural lives.
►Education about wild horses as
America's "Living Symbols of Freedom" (Craig C. Downer), their essential
roles as wildlife that sustains a naturally balanced ecosystem on
and that modern horse, Equus
caballus, evolved on the North America continent and is a
foothill community just east of Reno, Nevada, we were privileged to
live harmoniously among free-roaming bands of wild horses. We
learned of their beauty, sound bodies and great intelligence and an
amazing highly socialized sensitive family structure. We fell in
love with them. In our naiveté, we thought they were protected,
Americans think, but we soon discovered the bleak
plight of America's wild horses. Since 1989, we
began "Saving One Horse at a Time". Communities
expanded and natural water sources and migratory ranges used by the
wild ones for hundreds of years were blocked. Horses were called
"intruders". In 1994, we moved to a larger area in Washoe
Valley bringing our rescued wild ones with us to their new home.
We continued to rescue injured and jeopardized wild ones from both
public and private ranges as the need arose. We found that "adoption"
was not a panacea, but primarily a political funnel that provides a
means to quickly and quietly remove wild horses leading many to
auction and slaughter.
December 2000, Wild Horse Spirit became an Accredited Sanctuary
through The Association of Sanctuaries, a process that included
an on-site visit by TAOS Foundation.
Certification of Accreditation
"As a sanctuary which provides a place of refuge for abused,
neglected, unwanted, impounded, abandoned, orphaned, or displaced
wild or farmed animals and adheres to the policies of humane care
set forth by the Association of Sanctuaries".
sales of donated items, WHS booths at
local functions, sale of merchandise such as WHS T-shirts, WHS sweat
shirts, WHS bumper stickers (As It Should Be, Wild Horses Running
Free), WHS caps, Wild Horse Calendars, donated merchandise and
hand-made items, etc. Local sign-up #1919 Wild
Horse Spirit at Scolari's Market gives 1% of your gross purchases to
Wild Horse Spirit. The generosity of supporters enables our
dedication to help a wild one whenever the need arises. We have
several garage sales thru out the year. If you would like to
donate any items,
please give us a call, Bobbi at 775-883-5488. Every little bit
helps a whole lot.
Photos of Free Roaming Wild Horses that
shares with you rare photos taken by Betty over the years...Yes, you may purchase them, too. ALL proceeds go
to Wild Horse Spirit. Click
the photo for the gallery and more information.
absolutely gorgeous "Spirit" print was donated to
Wild Horse Spirit by Nancy to help our fund raising efforts.
help the wild "Spirits" and be owner of this print go
to Raffle Tickets
for further information about
print. This print was won! Thanks Nancy.
- limited edition of 300, signed
and numbered. Image size is
14x20 and it's printed
on watercolor paper 16x22.
of the beautiful 88x100" hand-made
Wild Horse Quilt by Ardith Raine that is dedicated to the
1998 Christmas holiday slaughter of 34 Virginia Range wild horses,
was Laura Carman of Reno NV. The drawing took place
on 3-21-2002 after America's Justice System settled with a
"slap-on-the-hand" plea-bargaining for the three defendants on
2-11-2002 for only one horse. Congratulations,
Laura! And thanks a million, Ardith, for your help!
Your quilt has a great home! Trial-plea-bargained...Sentencing
The dedication written
on Ardith's quilt stated:
"Wild Horse Spirit. Bless the 34 wild ones who were
massacred over December holidays 1998. In memory of "Hope",
her family and friends. Quilt made by Ardith Raine for Wild
Spirits everywhere. Reno, Nevada 1999."
Again, Wild Horse
Spirit receives no governmental funds or assistance. We are a
organization dependent upon
donations, fund raising, etc. Your help, whether as a
contributor or volunteer, is needed & deeply appreciated. Call Bobbi
(775-883-5488) or for planned
Clinics, or wish to purchase our
photos of free roaming wild horses
taken over the years.
interested in wild
horse gentling-training-information and "Tips" Clinic, call Bobbi at 775-883-5488 or
us for a "Wild Horse Fix"
and meet rescued"Spirits".
Currently, Wild Horse
Spirit provides sanctuary to wild horses, originating from both federal and
private lands, each with a unique rescue story.
Come to meet
Brite, Whisper, Taffy, Skye,
Jess, Cinnamon, Ned, Cookie, Shadow, Red,
Charlie Wild Horse, Reina,
Shelby, Billy, Freedom, Alf, L-Jay,
Jonni Rose , Katy, and
Our newest rescues are , Silver Dolly, an injured 4-week-old filly and
Grace, an abandoned titled BLMwild horse. Also we have Marge
and her filly, Amy, rescues a result of the Dann's sisters
situation. We recently took back Sugar and her filly, Daisy,
as their adopter moved to Colorado. Each has an amazing a personal rescue story.
Help us continue our "labor of love" by
supporting a wild horse with a donation,
volunteering time to help, or donating items for our garage sales. Just give us a call.
Otherwise, if just you need a
"wild horse fix", let us know. Thanks
for your concern and help.
Horse Spirit, Ltd. 25 Lewers Creek Road
Carson City, NV 89704