In the early 1900's, the wild mustang population in the US was estimated to be over 2 million. Today, there are only 15,000 left in the wild and about 40,000 in captivity in need of rescue. The Wild Horse Rescue Center rescues and rehabilitates mustangs who have been abused and neglected. The center subsequently adopts the horses in to loving homes. The funds for this project will go towards the care of the center's 40 horses, located in Mims, Florida, USA.
There are currently tens of thousands of mustangs in need of rescue in the US and in Florida the problem is worse than ever. People buy these horses for a very low price from auctions - while the horse is still completely wild. The new owners discover too late that they have no knowledge or capacity to socialize and train these horses - at this point the horses have grown so depressed and sick they refuse to eat or come close to humans.
With a tremendously high success rate and decades of experience, WHRC rehabilitates these horses mentally and physically, trains and socializes them and then adopts them out in to loving homes. The team works tirelessly to solve the emotional baggage the horses have and once the emotional and physical traumas have been addressed - the horses are socialized and trained so they can be ridden. Then they are adopted in to loving homes to free up space for a new rescue at the center.
Because the horses are adopted out once they are emotionally and physically stable - the center can constantly help more horses. The bigger impact also includes all the lobbying and educational work the center does to bring attention and knowledge to the plight of the American mustang - a cause very few are familiar with.