Happy New Year! Become a member of Protect Mustangs for 2014

Photo Copyright Anne Novak

Photo Copyright Anne Novak


This is the year of the horse! Make a difference in 2014. America’s iconic wild horses need your help!

Become a 2014 member of Protect Mustangs for $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $250, $500, $750 or $1000. Join us as we continue our rescue, research, outreach and education. We are advocating for wild horses to live unharmed in freedom and to protect the mustangs in captivity.

Besides becoming a member, we welcome your continued support earmarked for our Save the Mustangs Fund, Field Work Fund, Legal Fund, or the Outreach Fund.

You may donate via PayPal to Contact@ProtectMustangs.org. Visit our homepage for the donate button or mail your check to:

Protect Mustangs

P.O. Box 5661

Berkeley, Ca. 94705

Please include your name, email and address so we may send you a receipt. We are a nonprofit organization registered in California who believes in accountability and transparency. We are currently filing for our 501c3 nonprofit status which makes your 2014 donations tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes to you for 2014!

Many blessings,

Anne Novak

Executive Director

Protect Mustangs


Blondie let us put the halter on

First time wearing a halter. January 29, 2013 (Photo © Protect Mustangs)

First time wearing a halter. January 29, 2013 (Photo © Protect Mustangs)


January 22, 2013 Blondie is allowing the halter on her nose.

January 22, 2013 Blondie is allowing the halter on her nose.


Blondie December 29, 2012

Blondie December 29, 2012


Blondie & Brownie at BLM Litchfield corral with Inez Sept. 2012

Blondie & Brownie at BLM Litchfield corral with Inez & Protect Mustangs Sept. 2012

Blondie is a California wild horse filly from High Rock. She will be 2 years old in the spring. We adopted her when she was a yearling and already had 2 Strikes against her.

We are very grateful to those who donated for Blondie’s transport from Susanville to the Bay Area on December 12, 2012 and are especially grateful to her sponsor.



Teen reports on gentling native wild horses

Cross-posted from Discover Mustangs

Helping gentle Blondie

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Today was amazing. Blondie seems to know the sound of our car. We pulled up and she looked at us from the other side of the corral to say “Hi.”

Without a round pen the gentling process is unusual but fun. It’s my first time to gentle a wild horse fresh from the holding facility and it’s really cool. I’m working in a team with my mom and Inez.

Before Blondie came up to me, Inez was scratching her face up to her ears and under her chin. Blondie enjoyed it. She understands we all love wild horses. They know who the nice people are.

Later Blondie came up to me. We started connecting nose to nose when Inez reached out and touched her back for the first time.

Inez said, “Look! She doesn’t mind this.”

Later Mom was scratching Blondie’s hindquarters for the first time and Blondie was loving it!

I think things are moving along well with the gentling because we are taking our time. These 4 California wild horses have lost their families and their freedom. They deserve compassion.

Sadly we can’t give them back their previous lives and I wish we could . . . We can offer them the best lives in captivity–filled with love, respect and partnership.

I dream of a day when we can have a large space for the wild horses we work with so they can run in a herd, work with us, then go back to the herd for sleep time.


~ Irma Novak, Director of Discover Mustangs