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THE WILD BEAUTY FOUNDATION was formed by filmmakers Ashley Avis and Edward Winters on the heels of the upcoming feature film Black Beauty. WBF was inspired by the timeless messages of author Anna Sewell, who wrote the original 19th century novel to help give voices to the horses of her time, namely cab horses, who needed someone to stand for them. It is our great hope at WBF to do the same thing -- by giving voices to the horses of our time, today.

WBF's mission is to utilize our unique platform in the entertainment industry to illuminate key issues horses are facing in the United States right now; namely the plight of wild horses in the American West, and the issues surrounding both wild and domestic horses being shipped across our borders to unimaginable slaughter.

WBF seeks to promote positive advocacy messages through the film and television projects we are involved in, launch WBF sponsored educational programs for children and young adults (Wild Horse Week 2021), and later open our very own California based headquarters & horse sanctuary, where we will do special screenings, events, school tours, and continue our ongoing rescue and adoption program.

Join The Wild Beauty Foundation in standing with the horses who need our help. Whether you can help donate to our cause, participate in events or can simply help share our mission on social media (#wildbeautyspirit), we are proud to welcome you to The Wild Beauty Foundation.


Actress Mackenzie Foy & Actor Iain Glen Become Legacy Ambassadors
We are so deeply excited that two of the stars of Black Beauty have joined WBF as Legacy Ambassadors!
Read more on our Team page.

Two New WBF Events
In November and December 2020, WBF will be hosting two exciting live event webinars you can register for. Read all about what we are up to on our Events Page.

Black Beauty - November 27th
We are excited to announce that the feature film Black Beauty has debuted on Disney+ worldwide on November 27th! In this version of the film, Beauty is a wild horse rounded up in the American West. Read about how longtime reviewer of the Chicago Sun Times -- Richard Roeper feels about the film here.

WBF Rescue Horses - October 15th
Four horses from WBF's rescue program, all pulled out of the slaughter pipeline, have been adopted by an amazing group of people at Casari Ranch in Bodega, California. Congratulations to Rosalie, Surya, Luna, and Little Jo! We are very excited to keep documenting your journeys.

Read more about our upcoming feature length documentary Wild Beauty: Mustang Spirit of the West on our Film Page, and also discover photo and video clips
of other equestrian projects WBF Members are involved with, including the upcoming Disney+ reimagining of Black Beauty.

Would you like to help rescue a horse in your name? You can help WBF do a real rescue by sponsoring a horse, a mare and foal, a burro pair, even a herd of horses.
Check out our Guardian program.

Looking for a heartwarming story to read about? Take a look at our Stories page.

Excited to participate in a WBF event? We have several upcoming webinars that you can sign up for now. Head over to our Events.


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