Mustang Horse & Burro Sanctuary

Mustang Lives Matter

aka Mustang Horse and Burro Sanctuary   |   NORTH ZULCH, TX   |  mustanghorseandburro.org

Mission

To provide a rescue/sanctuary for equines, particularly Mustangs. To provide training, rehabilitation and medical care. Our focus is on equines at risk of slaughter. Our goal is to find good homes for adoptable equines and longterm care for unadoptable equines. We recognize that training a horse to carry a rider safely is critical. Too often horses that are not adequately trained cannot be ridden safely by their adopters and wind up at an auction and then to slaughter or they are left isolated and without adequate care in a pasture. Thus, we train and also pay for experienced professional trainers to train the horses to be safe riding mounts.

Notes from the nonprofit

Mustang Horse and Burro Sanctuary filed a 2019 Form 990N with the IRS.

Ruling year info

2018

President

Ms Patricia C Henry

Co Principal Officer

Mr. Jim Brennan

Main address

13100 FM 1372 RD

NORTH ZULCH, TX 77872 USA

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EIN

82-1858665

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

MHBS seeks to buy or adopt equines from the Bureau of Land Management and gentle and train the horses. Trained horses have better chances of adoption. Many domestic equines find themselves without a home due to a change in owner's financial circumstances, poor training, death or illness of owner. Frequently, these equines are sent to auctions and then to slaughter. MHBS offers sanctuary to unadoptable equines and rehabilitation and training to potentially adoptable equines as well.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mustang Lives Matter

MHBS serves the Brazos Valley of Texas. MHBS is approximately 25 miles from Bryan, TX. MHBS currently has two "three strike" mustangs ready for adoption. They are gentled, passed colt starting and obstacle course training and started under saddle. MHBS also has an older burro available for adoption. In 2020, one burro was adopted, Also, two kittens that we were asked to take in, were cared for and adopted to a loving home as inside cats.

Population(s) Served
Age groups

MHaBS is a 501(c )(3) organization that rescues, trains, finds homes for or offers a sanctuary to equines at risk of slaughter.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals rehomed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals rehabilitated

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Mustang Lives Matter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of equines that were at risk of slaughter or homeless that were given sanctuary.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Mustang Lives Matter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Mustang Horse and Burro Sanctuary was organized to help wild horses and burros after they were removed from their homelands. Mustangs are often difficult to gentle and train. It takes time. Often, these equines are dangerous and lack trust of humans. MHBS offers day to day care, gentling, natural horsemanship training in order to find good homes. It is a joy to see a frightened, wild horse learn to trust and overcome fear. MHBS also helps domestic equines with care, training and adoption. For those equines that are not adoptable, MHBS offers long term residency.

MHBS is an all volunteer organization. Because unhandled and untrained horses can pose a danger to volunteers that lack experience handling these horses, finding volunteers is difficult. Currently, MHBS has one experienced volunteer who gentles and provides basic training to the horses through natural horsemanship methods of building trust and leadership. None of the members ride and thus, professional trainers must be hired to train the horses to carry a rider.
MHBS relies on the generosity of the public and our members to accomplish our goals.

MHBS equines live in a five acre pasture with a barn and run in sheds with paddocks. MHBS provides feed, supplements and hay in winter and summer when there is no grass. Equines have 24 hour access to fresh water.

In June 2017, we acquired an older, homeless burro, Rosie, with overgrown hooves, white line disease and a metabolic disorder. She had never been handled and was fearful of people. While she still has bouts of white line disease, she has lost weight, is gentled and has good ground skills.
In October 2017, we purchased two mustangs, Traveler and Red Cloud, from the BLM. Now they are gentled, halter broke with good ground skills and have completed obstacle training. While we paid for them to be saddle broke, they were too fearful and our funds were depleted too soon. But, both have had riders on their back and when we raise more funds they will go back into training.

In October 2018, we acquired a yearling with serious health issues. He too was given basic ground skills and obstacle training. He grew into a healthy three year old and has been adopted.

In April 2019, we acquired a second older burro with laminitis and very severely overgrown hooves. Her owner was elderly and no longer able to care for her. She received medical care and is now a long term resident at MHBS.

Thus, to date, MHBS helped five equines who would have wound up at a slaughter plant.

Financials

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Mustang Horse & Burro Sanctuary

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms Patricia Henry

Mustang Horse and Burro Sanctuary

Term: 2020 - 2020


Board co-chair

Ms. Susan Soddy

Mustang Horse and Burro Sanctuary

Term: 2021 - 2021

James Brennan

JCS Construction Services

Susan Soddy

retired attorney

Patricia Henry

retired attorney

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/21/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/21/2021

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.