I am currently working on a volunteer program for the horses, so please check back. :)
My name is Holly, but I am also known as Chaeyahne, from Studio on the Pond, and Enchanted Quills. I am also the founder of Heart of the Wild Sanctuary. I am an illustrator, creator, designer. I use many mediums in my work, which is generally inspired by nature, and or the horses I care for. I have been an artisan for going on 36 years now, professionally, and my art is my sole source of income. This income is how I support the sanctuary, along with donations from family, and our beloved Patron's.
I have been involved in rescue & rehabilitation since the mid 1980's, first with the DNR with baby whitetail deer rehabilitation & release, and then as a working on farm shepherd, with lots of dog rescue and rehoming in between. It was not until I adopted an abused & neglected white arabian mare in 2015, which I named Arwen, that horses came back into my life after 26 years. I purchased a Sheldon Reserve mustang mare named Celeste as a companion for Arwen, which then opened the door to the American Mustang & mustang people, to come into my life. The Sanctuary literally began that same year with the adoption of a senior American Mustang mare named Reveille Starr, that the plight & need for a senior mustang & horse sanctuary became apparent to me.
Heart of the Wild Sanctuary's focus efforts are for the less adoptable equines. The aged, permanently debilitated, or otherwise. A soft landing place for the broken. We personally have a soft place in my heart our hearts for America's wild horses, the American Mustang, and currently provide haven for 7 of these amazingly resilient creatures. We currently provide sanctuary for 19 equines total, from former abuse/neglect situations, old age rescues, and sanctuary animals. We are home to the ones who cannot be adopted or rehomed after rehabilitation.
Heart of the Wild Sanctuary is a resting place for the ones who need it most, the old ones, horses & dogs, and the ones no longer able to stand the noise of life, they come here to be quiet, respected, and find peace from the abuse that they have felt.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
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