Wild Horses Available for Adoption

Tamed Horses For Adoption

Siete is a seven-year old gelding who was abandoned near Cuba, NM. He is recovering from a severe hoof injury. He needs someone to give him confidence. He is 15hh Link here

Norma is a smaller Indian pony gathered from a New Mexico reservation. She absolutely loves to be scratched and work for treats. Link here

Pacheco (aka Speckles) is a fancy pony that will work hard for his treats. He is not super friendly, but looking for a fair deal. He is not quite 13hh. He likes to boss other horses around. Link here

Vinca appears to be turning 3 years old. She is the smartest and most loyal horse. She will be close to 15 hh. LINK HERE

Cassie is a 2 year old, daughter of Ursa Major. She is a big pet and will make a nice riding pony. Link here

Phantom is a thirteen-year-old gelding who used to run wild with his own band near Placitas, NM. He was gelded, tamed, and adopted in 2019 but returned to us last year. He’s both sweet and sensible and brings a sense of maturity and calmness to the herd. Link here

Ivy is the kind of horse that meets you at the gate and never leaves your side. She is apparently the mother to Vinca. She has had to work on her tolerance for frustration. LINK HERE

Mimosa is a sweet old mama that came in with Morus the stallion. She likes people and is not aggressive with the other horses. She probably was a riding horse at some point in her life but may not be sound for adult riding at her age. She would do well in a place where she has reason to walk distances. LINK HERE

Lantana is an older mare who is in charge of her band, including Morus! The scars on her nose suggest she wore a halter for many years before this band was turned out to the wild. She is willing to work for treats! LINK HERE

Morus is a very large stallion who arrived here protecting his band of mares. He likes people, being scratched, and earning treats. He has to be gelded. LINK HERE

Burros Available

Normally, we only adopt in pairs, but we have five burros that were from the same gather and could be paired in a variety of ways. 

Giovanni and Drake are two older BLM gelding burros. They are both very shy and not very trusting. A confident and compassionate person is just what they need. They will become available once Drake can allow his hooves to be trimmed. LINK HERE

Cadillac and Carnation are pink donkeys from the edge of the Grand Canyon. They are both small donkeys and very friendly. They came from the US Forest Service LINK HERE

Three more Grand Canyon donkeys came to Mustang Camp last summer. The one in front is Frieda, and her right hind leg is crippled in the hock joint. She gets around just fine. She has to be adopted with a pink friend. LINK HERE

Ramina and Jessica are more pink donkeys from the Grand Canyon.  The are slightly less tame than Cadillac and Carnation.  LINK HERE

Nelly is an older jenny with a can-do attitude despite a cataract blinding her right eye. She is quite sure that the world is full of opportunity. She came in bonded with Amelia, who is much less an optimist. LINK HERE

Amelia has trust issues and has suffered many setbacks along the path to tameness. She has a video series: Up Close and Personal (linked with Nelly)

Marco is a bold explorer some of the time but is still reluctant to have us on his right side. Sooner or later he will be completely tame. LINK HERE

 Shackleton is an extra-large BLM donkey. He is around 25 years old and still a jack. At his age, it would be hazardous to geld him. He has to eat senior feeds because of his well-worn teeth. He loves people. LINK HERE

Horses Needing Non-Riding Sanctuary Homes

Denali is a 2007 Gelding. Bay, studly, titled horse with cartilage filled right hock. Unsound for riding, but a lot of personality. Live and laugh with this guy.  Link here

Gizelle is a classic mare born in 2005. Bay, a bit excitable. Titled horse (for sale, not adoption), would make good pack-horse.   Link here

Sequoia is a 2003 mare. Dark bay, shy, quiet, titled (for sale, not adoption). Would make good pack-horse.  Link here

Wingnut a.k.a. Victor a.k.a. MichaelAngelo was born in 2011 in Nevada. He has a split ear that you will only discover by petting it. He is opinionated.  Link here

Ursa Major is the mama bear of the small band of horses gathered from central New Mexico. She has just started her training. We estimate that she is was born in 2010. 

Orion is an older recently-gelded horse, who bears the scars of many years of maintaining his herd in central New Mexico. He is shy and kind. He needs to develop confidence.

Vixen is an El Rito pony born in 2011. She is a little too jumpy to make a riding pony.


For information about Mustang Camp horses for adoption contact  John Irick at 505-419-9754 or email john@mustangcamp.org

Click here to download the Adoption Application    Fill it out, email or mail it back.


Animals adopted to homes in states other than New Mexico require a veterinary health inspection. The cost of this is generally around $70 per animal. We will take the animal to the vet, but this charge must be paid by the out-of-state adopter as a deposit on the delivery.

Our goal is for the animal to go to a home where they will be well taken care of, where the people have time to spend with their animal, where the cost of caring for the animal is not a burden, and where the human has realistic expectations for their animal's entry into the human world.