SCRAF MISSION STATEMENT
The Foundation’s mission is to support Sandia Creek Ranch's efforts to offer a sanctuary for rescued horses and opportunities for individuals seeking equine education.
It is here, where horses are Rehabilitated, Re-trained and Re-homed as well as a hands on living classroom for individuals of all ages to learn.
SCRAF is a 501(c)(3) (EIN: 46-5237264)
All gifts to SCRAF are 100% tax deductible.
SCRAF supports the efforts of Sandia Creek Ranch, a 30 acre equine sanctuary gracefully nestled in the oak covered hills in Fallbrook, CA.
Between the scenery and staff, the horses have a safe haven to call home as they decompress, gain trust, and receive training until they can be re-homed to loving, caring families. SCR is home to SCRAF a 501(c)(3) Equine Non-Profit. SCR also hosts a United States Pony Club Riding Center where kids learn horse management and acquire compassionate concern and gain skill through an equus-centric seat on ponies and horses matched to them. As they move up the levels of horsemanship, they also move up to sport horses (mainly Thoroughbreds) for competitions and certifications.
Although SCRAF is relatively new, the Wylie family of SCR, essentially 3rd generation horsemen, has rescued and trained horses for over 30 years. They continue to be highly influenced by clinics with the American Association for Horse Safety, Monty Roberts, and teaching and adhering to the standards of proficiency that United States Pony Club requires.
SCR is located in close proximity to Camp Pendleton Marine Base. Our plan is to offer a credentialed program to Marines and other soldiers that makes the transition back to civilian life a humanizing experience.
In addition, the Wylies bring experience from the rescue of a small herd of pregnant wild mares, bringing the mares and their foals to successful careers, all the while learning from the horses themselves, forming reflexive human-equine relationships.
Safety and compassion are instilled into everyone at the ranch. Everyone handling horses takes an active part in an introductory class on "How we do things at SCR.” They then must pass a verbal, written, and hands-on examination before being allowed to work. When ready, they first work closely with a mentor, then independently with approved horses.
SCR endeavors to teach everyone everything they know about the horses: from "how a horse thinks,” to cautious, thoughtful daily care, to veterinary skills (for some); to centered riding and up through advanced skills and competition levels. Each step of building the rider’s knowledge and relationship with the horse is sequentially designed to ensure the horse's comfort, well being, and happiness. These represent SCR’s priority training outcomes. To assist with the maintenance of this ambitious program, SCR hosts a volunteer program where enthusiastic horsemen and women may come from around the world. Sometimes the volunteers are veterinarians preparing for their internships at our country’s best veterinary clinics.
To send a gift by check use the
SCRAF Office Address:
Sandia Creek Ranch Auxiliary Foundation
40373 Sandia Creek Dr.
Fallbrook, CA 92028
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EIN: 46-5237264 The horses are grateful for your generous support and contributions.
"Future" fractured his leg on the track now thanks to SCRAF he has completed rehab, training and has his own loving family.
"SoCo" was going to be euthanized as she was a old broodmare. She was rescued by SCRAF & a few months later surprised us with a beautiful colt (who is now also part of SCRAF as he grows!)
"So Co" loves her life teaching her riders how sweet and comfy a horse can be.
SCRAF traded a bucket of old used horse shoes for him as he was going to be shot.
"Woody" spent some time in SCRAF's training program & successfully competed in many US Pony Club events and is now in his forever home with his mom that spoils and adores him.
"Jack" is a survivor of the 2017 San Luis Rey Fires, and is something special, not to mention a looker. When Jack came to SCRAF he was lame & needing rehab. With the help and patience of staff he is now sound and beginning SCRAF's training program. If your interested in sponsoring him contact the ranch.
"Power" (18.2 hand TB) was going to be euthanized because he was too big and too hard to handle, now after training SCRAF found his most perfect forever home where he is a hero to a girl, her mother and, grandmother.
"Faith" came to SCRAF severely starved! SCRAF carefully designed a developmental nutritional & conditioning program to carefully redevelop her gradually to where she is now happy and healthy, well trained and ready for her forever family.
In 2005 we were contacted that all of these pregnant mares were going to slaughter! They were bred to produce Premarin (the hormone used to treat Menopause & advanced stages of Breast & Prostate Cancer) but when their contract was cancelled, many people worked to set up transport to save these pregnant horses.
Sweet "Faith" was #456-OK.
She aborted her foal during transport, but "Faith" was more interested in the children from the moment the mares arrived. "Faith" was one of the first PMU mares to participate in our Training program & quickly found her own little girl. Together, they successfully learned under our SCR Training Program.
"Titan" was born at SCR
on April 22, 2005.
His mama, "Penny", was a consistent producer for the PMU project & she had many foals over the years. Once "Titan" grew up, he moved to the bay area with his loving family to become a wonderful Pony Club member and he & his kid quickly moved up the levels.
"Angel" #220-OK & Dot were meant to rescue each other! As a Thoroughbred mare with quality lines, "Angel" was always used as a "broodmare" so she was constantly pregnant. Dot and "Angel" had a special bond from the moment sweet Angel arrived at SCR. Her colt, "Sunny" is still a very treasured resident at SCR.
"Mia" #511-OK is an Appy/Qtr cross that aborted her baby during transport but she has been the most loving mare from the very beginning. She now teaches many children in SCR's homeschool program. "Mia" is our gem... she is extra gentle and extremely patient with children having special needs. We keep a close eye on "Mia" tho as she does require special medications due to her severe allergies.
"Star" #515-OK was only 3 years old and not ready to be a mama but when "Denver" was born she had no choice... She tried her best but we had to step in & provide "Denver" his supplemental "Sippy Milk" several times a day. Denver grew up living out in pasture with his mama & the other babies & would come galloping to us when called for his "Sippy Milk". Both are doing amazing and are still residents of SCR.
"Tammy" #X01-OK is a registered mare with quality lines & she produced a handsome colt named "Lance". "Tammy" was clearly the top mare of the whole heard and was an excellent baby sitter for all of the babies. Once all of the babies were grown, Tammy worked very nicely into SCR's homeschool lesson program until a family fell in love with her and she moved away with her kid. "Lance" is still a resident at SCR as he has special health needs & is looking for a sponsor to remain in our care.
"Cocoa" #54-AQ a registered Quarter Horse Mare. "Cocoa" aborted her foal during transport as well but she was happy to join into our Training program at SCR right away. It wasn't long before "Cocoa" quickly found her loving family that consisted of a young girl and 5 brothers to spoil her rotten.
"C'est La Vie" was a premarin baby & came to us as a yearling because she kept jumping out of her pasture. She is a Percheron/Thoroughbred cross and loves Eventing, Fox Hunting & Jumping. She works at SCR as a "pony horse" to lead several of the new OTTB's that arrive.
"Mary Kate" #473-OK was a young registered Appy/Qtr cross who gave birth to a beautiful colt on named "Toodles". "Mary Kate" completed our SCR Training program and was such a superstar that she quickly became a favorite. She now has her own loving owner that she enjoys taking on trail rides. "Toodles" is available now.
"Ashley" #478-OK is a registered Appaloosa who had a beautiful bay filly named "Sierra". Both lived at SCR for several years and are now living a wonderful life trail riding in the Sierras.
Here's a few of our rescues that successfully completed
"SCR's In-Hand" 8 week course
now they can politely be lead by any adult or child.
"Penny" #404-OK is a registered Appaloosa who spent many years producing premarin and was a wonderful mama to her last foal, a handsome colt who was born at SCR. "Penny" is now retired and trail riding occasionally thru wine country.