we're working on
em Run Foundation currently has the following projects underway.
More information about some of these projects can be found with the links
at the top of this page:
Public Relations projects: Work
with the schools and the media to impart history, the mystery and the
magic of these wild horses and their role in winning the west.
of Wild Horse Museum and Gift Shop in Virginia City: In the spring
of 2003 we hope to have raised the funds necessary to open a wild
horse museum in the tourist town of Virginia City which will help
spread the word about the horses and raise additional monies.
OPENED MAY 2003
and Secure Grazing Rights for Land for a Wild Horse Sanctuary:
Work is already in progress to secure grazing rights and lease or
purchase land which will be set aside for the wild horse sanctuary
and reserve. This will have the added benefit of increasing tourism
in the area, thereby helping local businesses as well.
the "Comstock Wild Horse Sanctuary": At
the edge of the proposed Wild Horse Sanctuary, we propose to build
a rustic log-cabin style Visitor's Center and move the museum and
gift shop from downtown Virginia City to also be housed there. In
addition, a wild horse training and adoption facility, observation
deck with high-powered telescopes and other complimentary services
will be provided. As many as 500,000 tourists per year will be able
to visit this center, and community education and outreach programs,
and herd management programs will also be conducted from this center.
program will be a pilot program for other sanctuaries of this nature
to be built elsewhere: Just as Chincoteague
Islands wild pony reserves have inspired our project, we hope
our program will inspire others.