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Corolla Wild Horse Fund Inc

Rescue Farm

The Corolla Wild Horse Fund maintains a 31-acre farm for the rehabilitation and long-term sanctuary of Banker horses removed from the wild due to severe illness, injury, or habituation. The farm is currently home to over 20 Bankers.
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As a last resort, severely injured or habituated horses must be removed from the wild. Fractured bones, deep wounds, and severe colic are causes for rescue intervention.

In 2018, the Fund was given the opportunity to purchase the Betsy Dowdy Equine Center, a 31-acre facility in Grandy where our rescued mustangs have been residing since 2014. Rescue and conservation are key components of our mission and the need for a permanent off-island sanctuary is critical for the future of the Banker breed.

Every horse that requires removal from the wild has a stable, permanent home on our farm. It is a peaceful, quiet place where injured, ill, or otherwise suffering rescued horses can decompress, heal, and be slowly domesticated. They will receive the specialized veterinary care that they need as they adapt and adjust to human contact and a new diet. After that, they may enter our adoption program if appropriate, or they may live with us forever if they require special care.

Since assuming ownership of the farm in the fall of 2018, we consistently work on improvements at the facility. The latest work completed includes a perimeter fence around the entire property, upgrades to the barns, and enhancements to water and electrical systems. There is always more to be done in making this wonderful facility even better for the care of the horses.

About the charity

Donations to the Corolla Wild Horse Fund support essential programs such as breed conservation, herd management, horse rescue and rehabilitation, and museum and education. Each gift is vital to the future of the Banker horses.

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