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*photos in this Cimarron horses slide-show courtesy of Lesley Deutsch , Debe Holland, Kathy Oliver, and Jackie Fleming. 
Hello fellow horse lovers. After 15 years of being a 501(c)(3) we have dissolved our non profit status as it was just too much red tape. We have been honored to be in such a worthy business and to have met some wonderful, supportive friends. Be assured that the future of our horses is paramount in all of the choices we make and we are determined that they will continue to find refuge at the Shadowlands Ranch for all of their natural days.

Thank you to all who have supported us and shown an interested in our mustang herd. Thanks too to all those who fight for the rights and welfare of America's wild ones. 

From now on we will not be accepting any donations. For more up to date information on the herd, please visit our Shadowlands website. Happy trails!
CIMARRON : Spanish for 'wild and untamable'.

SKY-DOG : Old Native American word for 'horse'.

RESERVE : An area of land reserved for some special purpose.

Our dream is simple, more rain!

r philosophy is that had horses been left in the wild they would not have needed to be 'kept' and therefore would not have become dependent upon us. And, in the case of wild horses, had man not encroached on their wild lands and depleted their resources, they would still be able to remain self-sufficient and autonomous without our intervention. So, it is man who is responsible for the predicament that faces all horses and since they are unable to speak for themselves it is the mission of the 'Cimarron Sky-Dog Reserve' to protect and respect the rights of all the horses that come under our umbrella of influence.

One of our main goals is to provide a wild land reserve for displaced, un-adoptable and rejected wild horses whose only other alternatives would be a lifetime of confinement or perhaps even slaughter. We offer these wild refugees their freedom back by providing a reserve of open land where, with some supervision, they remain autonomous but safe from the threat of starvation, captivity and thirst.

We also offer a home for abused, jaded, neglected, abandoned and retired domestic horses that otherwise be face destruction and desertion. We offer them their own taste of freedom by either turning them out to pasture or at least offering them a safe and spacious home where their needs are met for as long as they have left.

We work in co-operation with several other related charities and sanctuaries to ensure that each horse that comes to our attention, whether it be from private sources, the BLM or other sanctuaries and animal welfare groups, will be placed in the best situation that will benefit its special needs. It is the goal of the 'Cimarron Sky-Dog Reserve' to seek out or provide the best home and the best chance to live a full and happy life, for every horse that we take in.

The 'Cimarron Sky-Dog Reserve' is a refuge for horses already in existence and does not encourage the breeding of either the wild or the domestic horses that will eventually make their home within it's boundaries. We take population control seriously and explore all avenues of birth control while at the same time preserving a life for our horses that is as close to their natural state as possible.