Mission Statement

    • Life Long Assistance to Onaqui Wild Horses Removed in Roundups

  • Red Birds Trust offers a community based approach for care and resources for these special horses and is able to allocate donations to those in need of assistance with their Onaqui beyond options that they have already explored.

      By building a community of connections and resources throughout the US who can help each other through the difficult times and celebrate the good we hope to keep our Onaqui out of at-risk situations such as sales barns, kill pens, or abusive homes.  And if they are found to be in jeopardy we use our resources and donations to do whatever we can do to bring them to a safe, soft landing.

    Caring for a horse is a huge commitment on many levels.  One that takes time, patience, perseverance and love.   Examples of uses for donations may include: providing funds for transportation of Onaqui horses from sales barns, kill pens, at risk homes and holding facilities to a vetted sanctuary or forever home, costs associated with bailing an Onaqui out of a dangerous or at-risk situation (abusive/neglectful home, sales barn, kill pen), assist in locating and/or covering some of the costs of mustang specific training resources for horses struggling to adapt to domestic life and medical care and/or housing for adopted Onaqui horses to include Onaqui adopted by members of this organization.

  • Please visit our Success Stories page to see examples of what we do and how your donations have helped save numerous Onaqui.

  • Onaqui Education

This organization is very passionate about providing accurate information, educational resources and access to current events to the public as they relate to the Onaqui horses and HMA.  We enjoy sharing our many accomplishments via social media outlets and many are listed here on our website as well.

    • Onaqui HMA Clean-ups

The Onaqui HMA is located 40 miles southwest of Tooele and covers an impressive 240,153 acres of public and state lands accessed by the historic Pony Express Byway.  There are two main bands of the Onaqui horses, one in the northern section of the range and one in the southern.  When traversing the range on foot it is all too common to come across old barbed wire, downed posts and fence lines, litter and other human waste that can be very dangerous to the horses. 

Red Birds Trust is excited to organize range clean-up efforts and make this area safer for our wild horses and allow them room to run freely without threat of being entangled or injured by range debris.  

By maintaining a volunteer database it will make clean-up efforts more seamless and we are grateful to have a dedicated team of local board members as well as volunteers from across the US and abroad who help us to make the lives of the Onaqui safer in their wild homes.

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