A Mustang named Chuck is available for adoption at Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah...

Chuck

Breed: Mustang
Age: Adult
Color: Dun
Sex: Male


Chuck is a handsome dun Mustang born in approximately 2003. He was found running loose as an 8 year old stallion on the highway in the desert along the Arizona/Utah border, and eventually made his way to the Sanctuary (where he was promptly gelded). He was extremely skeptical of people (more so than the usual feral horse), but he has come a long way and has turned into a pretty wonderful fellow. We rode him for a while, and he was a great trail horse, but he has had several recurring soundness issues, so we've decided not to adopt him as a rideable horse. He is a good leader with other horses, and is a very good boy for any kind of handling. He still remembers being a stallion, so we haven't had him live with mares. He currently lives with a donkey and another older gelding and they get along famously. Chuck also knows a lot of Parelli ground skills and would be a fun online and liberty horse for a student of Natural Horsemanship who didn't need to ride.

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.

FIV

This cat has tested positive for FIV. FIV-positive cats can live normal lives both in quality and duration. They are great pets! There is a misconception that cats with FIV cannot live with other cats. That’s simply not true. Learn the risks here.

FeLV

This cat has tested positive for feline leukemia, or FeLV. FeLV-positive cats can live perfectly happy lives, and they deserve to do so. People who have FeLV-positive cats just need to be aware that they may have a shorter life span and that they need to be taken to a veterinarian as soon as a problem is noted. Read more here.

Declawed

This cat has been declawed by previous owners.