to the Wild Horse Rescue Center.
We are a 501(c) nonprofit dedicated to the
preservation of the spirit of the west by
saving America's wild heritage, the Mustang. At the center,
Mustangs rescued from abuse or neglect are rehabilitated
and adopted out to qualifying homes.
We also assist
the BLM (Bureau of Land
Management) as a safe holding center for
reassignment cases. We educate the public to the plight of these magnificent creatures by
providing workshops, clinics and lectures. Groups, such as
the 4H, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts come to learn about the history of
Mustangs and observe a horse gentling demonstration.
We promote the breed at Bureau of Land Management adoptions, schools,
county fairs and wild life festivals. We also mentor Mustang
owners in the care and gentling of their newly adopted wild horses.
WHR is available for special events and clinics. Please contact us for
Wyomie was the first Mustang to be rescued by WHR. Wyomie is
very special wild horse that was returned back to the wild. She is
located at the Black
Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary in Hot Springs, South
Dakota. To learn more about Wyomie's story please visit her
website at www.freewyomie.freeservers.com.
|BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Wild Horse Rescue was founded by Diane Delano of Mims, Florida. An
ardent horse lover all her life, she found her greatest passion working
with and owning wild Mustangs. Diane's desire and hope to make a
difference for these beautiful and intelligent wild spirits led her to
create and develop the rehabilitation and training center, located in
Some of Diane's accomplishments and awards:
- Central Florida Regional Co Director
of the Florida Wild Horse and Burro Association
- BLM Volunteer Compliance Officer for
- Honored by the Director of
the BLM's Eastern States, Michael Nedd, Diane was presented with the
Director's Four-C's Award for her
significant contributions in conserving our countries national
resources, the Mustang.
- 2009 "Gatorland Mustang Makeover" entry
- 2006 "Least Resistance Training
Concepts" WILD HORSE WORKSHOP
- 2004 "Making A
Difference" Award recipient. This
recognizes Diane's contribution as a volunteer for the Bureau of Land
- 2002 Wild Horse Boot Camp
- Member of the Wild Horse and Burro
Trainer List, published by the BLM
- Certified Instructor by the
Horsemanship Safety Association
Alice Smith - Vice
Malice Smith has been a vital part of WHR for the last
five years. A Florida native, she's an avid animal lover who
been around horses her whole life. She owns three
(Gracie -Thoroughbred, Rocky - Appaloosa and Osage, a WHR
Rescue) and manages the care of WHR's
Mustangs as well.
Her responsibilities at WHR cover
diverse areas such as coordinating volunteers; horse training;
assisting with WHR clinic's, seminars; administrative duties,
well as organizing fund raisers and other events.
Having taken numerous veterinary technician classes and wild life
management courses, Malice adminsters medical
aid to the
wounded or ill Mustangs at WHR, changing their bandages, etc.
Malice's numerous skills, experience, and dedication (not to mention
her sense of humor and great stories!) make her a vital part
WHR. We feel fortunate to have her on our
|Phyllis Stover - Secretary
|News and Web Articles
15, 2009 Horse and Pony News, Vol. 41, Number 8
"Open Barns 2009.."
10, 2008 Titusville Home Town News
16, 2008 St. Petersburgh Times
Animals Find Greener Pastures"
11, 2008 Sebastian Sun
"Healing wild horses
creates magical bond"
November 7, 2007 St.
a Wild Ride"
"Least Resistance Training Concepts" WILD HORSE WORKSHOP
2004 BLM National Volunteer Award Winners
2002 Wild Horse Boot Camp
March 2, 2001 Jacksonville,
"Awareness Day to show that mustangs are
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