Colorado Nature March 08, 2023
by Annie This Hidden Sanctuary In Colorado Is Home To One Of The Largest Herds Of Wild Mustangs In America
If you have studied Colorado history or have ever looked at a map, you know that the Centennial State is part of the (once) Wild West and housed many cowboys, outlaws, and horses. In terms of the latter, you can still find plenty of equines here, thanks, in part, to this hidden animal sanctuary in Colorado that is home to one of the largest herds of wild mustangs in the country:
Located in south-central Colorado is the Engler Canyon Ranch, a 30,000-acre refuge for 167 high-risk mustangs and burros.
Founded in 2017, the Engler Canyon Ranch rescues and rehabilitates formerly confined horses and gives them the life they were intended to have, thanks to the sanctuary's beautiful wide open spaces.
From open plains to lush meadows to dramatic hills, there is no animal sanctuary in the world quite like the Engler Canyon Ranch!
To make the ranch even more perfect, it also offers a year-round water and food source for the animals via shallow step ponds and unlimited shrubs and grass.
Can you picture a more perfect oasis for these rescued horses and burros? Neither can we.
While the Engler Canyon Ranch is not open for drop-in visits, they do host special events, retreats, and volunteer opportunities.
To learn more about Engler Canyon Ranch - including how to support the organization and its mission -
please visit their website.
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