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Do The Groundwork!


Interested in owning your own Lac La Croix Indigenous Pony? It is very important for you to conduct your own due diligence when selecting the right pony or breeder for you. The Red Pony Stands® Ojibwe Horse Sanctuary can help you to select a breeding pair from our sanctuary herd, or help connect you to a breeder near you. Please note, we only provide information from the public domain to connect you with potential breeders; you need to make sure you visit and get to know the operations of the breeder to make certain you are selecting the right pony or breeder for you. Factors such as quality, health, and environment for Lac La Croix Indigenous Ponies (like any horse) are very important in an effective selection of a breeder.​ 

If you would like to care for a Lac La Croix Indigenous Pony, but do not have the proper resources and/or infrastructure to do so, contact us anyways! We can help you to become an advocate for the breed by learning about the specific needs of the Lac La Croix Indigenous Pony breed and its links to cultural heritage by connecting you to credible sources and peoples. Because the origins of the Lac La Croix Indigenous Pony has been fragmented based on colonial understandings of the history of the horse, please feel free to check with us to verify the accuracy of the information you obtained. 

Are you ready to get started on your journey to becoming a knowledgable Lac La Croix Indigenous Pony caretaker or advocate? Visit our Resource Page where you can find a variety of courses from scientific journals to radio interviews from experts on the Lac La Croix Indigenous Pony, or Contact us HERE for more information and we would be happy to point you in the right direction!

Take a Stand Against extinction

What We Stand For


The Red Pony Stands® Ojibwe Horse Sanctuary conducts all our initiatives in strict accordance to four guiding principles developed by Snowshoe & Starblanket (2016). Termed the Four Blankets of Horse-Based Healing, we use (1) Trauma-informed, (2) Strengths-based, (3) Community-specific, and (4) Spiritually-grounded approaches to ensure that our advocacy endeavours are always carried out in a "good way." As such, we have devised the following statements (in no particular hierarchical order) that help to frame all our sanctuary-related activities for the public:

  • We stand for prioritizing the sustainability needs of the Lac La Croix Indigenous Pony breed over our own personal desires or interests;
  • We stand for Indigenous community consultation when making decisions regarding the future of the Lac La Croix Indigenous Pony breed and its cultural heritage;
  • We stand for working closely with our sanctuary not-for-profit partners and friends when making decisions that impact their breeding programs and the genetic diversity of the Lac La Croix Indigenous Pony breed as a whole;
  • We stand for taking all the necessary steps to ensure that the Lac La Croix Indigenous Ponies we have in our care are provided with the utmost physical and spiritual nourishment at all times;
  • We stand for the ongoing involvement and mentorship of Indigenous Elders who hold traditional horse knowledge to conduct spiritual ceremony with our Lac La Croix Indigenous Ponies according to the proper protocols;
  • We stand for transparency in our sanctuary mission, research projects, breeding plans, pony lineages, and herd locations; 
  • We stand for a drug- and alcohol-free sanctuary environment;
  • We stand for a lifelong commitment of quality care to our Lac La Croix Indigenous Ponies and meticulous screening of potential caretakers when placing their offspring;
  • We stand with others that do the same! 

Our Partners & Friends


The Native American Horse Trail (NAHT) was founded in 2014. The NAHT is a partnership of horse sanctuaries across North America that is dedicated to the preservation and protection of the Native American Horse. Although each location has its unique focal points, our alliance is firmly committed to providing opportunities for people to learn about the history of the horse in the Americas, and to experience these creatures in their natural environments or on traditional lands.



Name: The Red Pony Stands® Ojibwe Horse Sanctuary
Location: Craven, Saskatchewan
Mission: An Indigenous not-for-profit organization dedicated to the protection, promotion, and preservation of the critically endangered Lac La Croix Indigenous Pony.
Website: www.theredponystands.com​

Name: Sacred Way Sanctuary

Location: Florence, Alabama

Mission: A research, education, and preservation facility for the Indigenous Horse of the Americas that is grounded in both Western academia and the Traditional Knowledge of a number of Native Nations across North America.

Website: https://www.sacredwaysanctuary.org

Name: The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

Location: Hot Springs, South Dakota

Mission: Dedicated to the care and
preservation of the “American mustang,” sacred sites, and the range. They are the largest wild
horse sanctuary in the world and are located in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Website: http://www.wildmustangs.com​

Name: The Nokota Horse Ranch 
Location: Antlers, Oklahoma
Mission: Preservation of the Nokota horse (the
descendants of the Lakota Elder Sitting Bull’s horses), sacred sites, and the Native and settler
history of North Dakota.
Website: http://www.kuntznokotahorseranch.com

Name: The Heritage Horse of Oklahoma 
Location: Antlers, Oklahoma
Mission: Dedicated to the preservation of the Choctaw horse and its natural habitat.
Website: http://www.thespiritofblackjackmountain.com/oklahoma-heritage-horse.html

Craven, Saskatchewan, Canada

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