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!
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Name: The Heritage Horse of Oklahoma
Location: Antlers, Oklahoma
Mission: Dedicated to the preservation of the Choctaw horse and its natural habitat.
The Red Pony Stands® OjibwE Horse Sanctuary