Welcome to the Mustang and Wild Horse Rescue of Georgia. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing a program for wild horses captured by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wild horse roundups. We are located in Georgia in the Canton area. MWHR is committed to providing a safe haven for previously owned mustangs and wild horses that are no longer wanted by their adopters or those who have been abandoned, abused or neglected by their owners. MWHR gentles and rehabilitates the horses they rescue to so they can be successfully re-adopted by new owners. MWHR’s goal is to obtain land in the near future to provide a sanctuary for unadoptable mustangs. It is also devoted to raising public awareness of the plight of wild horses and burros and why saving these Living Legends is critical to our nation. MWHR hopes to inspire others to become involved in their worthy cause. MWHR is run entirely by volunteers; donations and interest are always welcome and greatly appreciated. For more information about MWHR and for our mission statement see our “About MWHR” page.
Feel free to drop by and say hi at any of our upcoming events posted on the MWHR calendar!
Check out this great article about mustangs in the latest edition of Southwest Georgia Living Magazine. We appreciate their focus on the hard working ladies of Georgia that are helping find homes for these wonderful horses. Full article can be see here: https://issuu.com/georgiamus…/…/swgalivingmustangsmarapr2018
MWHR is very happy to announce the adoption of Smoochie. Congratulations to his adopter, Prudence Pitcock of Rome, GA. We know that Smoochie is going to love his new home on 30+ acres and we look forward to seeing this pair in the future at some dressage shows and maybe even making an appearance as a mustang ambassador for MWHR at some of our events.
MWHR would like to give a very special thank all of our generous 2017 donors! Without you all we could not continue on our mission of rehabilitating and re-homing these wonderful mustangs.
Special “thank you” to the Hall County 4H Pony Club for inviting MWHR to their meeting last night to talk about our organization and how we are helping mustangs in Georgia. We hope to see some of their members at our upcoming events!
MWHR got to check in on Pixel and Mercy in their new home at the first of the year and they are doing wonderful. We are so grateful to Michelle and her family for giving these beautiful mustangs a loving forever home! Happy 1 Year Adoption Anniversary
MWHR would like to wish all of our volunteers, donors and supporters a very Happy New Year! We hope you all are enjoying the holidays and we look forward to another wonderful year in 2018!
MWHR is so grateful for our brave volunteers that came out to the Work Day this past Sunday! It was wonderful to see so many new faces. We really appreciate everyone’s hard work in the cold and snow. ❄️☃️
Still can’t believe we got over 8 inches of snow in GA!!! Thankfully, all the mustangs weathered the storm just fine
MWHR is thrilled that longtime resident mustang, Wren, has finally found a wonderful home. She has settled in nicely as a pasture companion for her new buddy, Comanche. Best of all, she is only a few miles around the corner from us so we’ll still get to see her. Special “thank you” to Jennifer at Dr. Marcella’s office for sending this new home our way!!
In Loving Memory of Spark Plug “Sparky”
1/1/1998 – 10/25/2017
On October 25th, 2017 we had to say “goodbye” to MWHR resident mustang Sparky. Sparky came to MWHR several years ago with another mustang, Sweetie Pie and was trained by our Founder, David Hesse. Unfortunately, Sparky suffered from COPD which had to be carefully managed by steroids. One of the side effects of long term steroid use in horses is laminitis or founder. About six weeks ago, Sparky started suffering from a serious laminitic episode and despite all efforts, his condition continued to worsen. Ultimately there was nothing else we could do to help him and his condition was causing him great pain. MWHR is extremely grateful to all of those who worked so hard to help Sparky the past six weeks. A very special “thank you” goes to Dr. Kaylin Touche with KLM Equine for the countless hours of research and consultations, as well as loving support she gave Sparky not just in the past six weeks, but in the last two years. Sparky will be greatly missed but we know that he is finally running free again.