Nelson, a Wild American Mustang born around 1999, was captured by the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) in Nevada. As a stallion, he was destined to be sold for slaughter due to the 2004 Burns Amendment which privatized all of America’s wild horses and burros. We traveled to a BLM adoption in Ohio to get him and brought him to the sanctuary in February of 2005. He and our other Wild American Mustangs, Hayden & Kachina, are our ambassadors for the wild horse issue. They have been written about and featured on TV. We hope that our government reinstates the protection of these precious wild horses and burros before they are gone forever. 

Nelson hangs out with Pedro, a rescued Standard Donkey, in the area we call “The Wild Ones.” Photo credit:  Caroline Christie

Nelson is proudly Sponsored, in Full, by a supporter from San Francisco, California who also fully sponsors Rain Man!