Two Wild Love Stories

On Sunday, December 16, we were notified of two stories published about Wild Love Preserve. As it turns out they have been received as "feel-good" stories for the holiday season, which is really nice, so we thought to share. The first in the international publication Horsetalk Magazine out of New Zealand.
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Second, this story featured in VacationIdea - Dream Vacation Magazine. "A passion project like no other, Wild Love Preserve is the sort of place that helps us all regain a little faith in humanity. This Idaho wild horse sanctuary has an astonishing story behind it and is doing incredible work each and every day to preserve dozens of the Gem State's most precious gems: its horses. Located in Challis, Idaho, this sanctuary is an amazing project and a truly magical place for any horse lovers, nature enthusiasts, or people who care about conservation and preserving the beauty and natural heritage of the United States."  Read story here:
Note: For those inquiring about trips to Wild Love, as soon as we are able to get Wild Love's 136 wild horses moved to our permanent home, we will be able to start booking your visits. We look forward to sharing the wondrous wild side with you.
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Wild Love Calendars Now Available!

How about a perfect holiday gift that spreads love all year long?

For those who have been asking: Our full-color WILD LOVE CALENDARS with a selection of favorite wild photos by Andrea Maki are now available, and in two sizes! 100% of proceeds benefit Wild Love Preserve Programs and Phase One of our campaign to raise necessary funding towards the acquisition of our 10,000-acre wildlife preserve in central Idaho and our subsequent transition from our leased 400-acres to our permanent home which will be protected in perpetuity.

Calendars are available thru January. Purchase by Dec. 15 to receive by Dec. 24.

Click here to purchase: 2019 Wild Love Calendar



Timeless Message

Dear Friends,

Because it resonates more than ever, this timeless message has always been cornerstone to my being, my art, and therefore, the mission of Wild Love Preserve: Be thankful for one another 365 days a year.

“Walk in all shoes. Be kind, respect differences, act on behalf of our greater good, and spread love.” 


Thank you for your belief and support in Wild Love. 

Andrea + Team Wild Love

Flashback Friday From The Wild Side

This Flashback Friday we're sharing a note from Wild Love founder, Andrea Maki. dated July 1, 2014. 
"Recently I was asked, “What’s in it for me?" I was told there are those who can’t believe anyone could be so altruistic as to create a project and seek a unified solution to benefit wild horses and the whole without a personal agenda lurking behind the scenes. That in this day when there is more money to be made from the “fight”, crisis and divisions versus solutions, some would believe a snake oil salesman before they would believe an individual would actually put all on the line in the name of greater good and mutual benefit. In addition, I was told, there are those who presume I have deep pockets or a silver spoon supporting WLP efforts, no matter how many times I clarify otherwise and that I have been a self-employed, self-supported, visual artist since 1988 - no security nets, inheritance or alimony. The truth, of course, is that WLP has been supported by grants and donors since inception in 2010, in addition to my personal commitment, loans and credit lines, as we prove our worth via boots-on-the-ground action while seeking full project funding.
All said, I completely understand that which was shared with me, however I also find it sad and unfortunate. We are jaded for good reason and it is only natural to question truth in kindness, compassion and action on behalf of the whole, as well assume ego is in play. This is the world we currently live in, however, I also believe it is only by holding true to ones course that time and action ultimately prove otherwise. In my belief we are here to care for the whole, act with truth, kindness, respect, understanding and compassion without being plagued by ego. When engaging with those of different beliefs, common ground can be found via kindness, respect and perseverance opening doors to further discussion. We can rise above drawn lines if we so choose.  Truth, sincerity, accountability, integrity, follow through and compassion are traits of my life and a reflection of the way in which I was brought up. No matter the ways of the outside, I will always take pride in walking my talk, acting my truth and being that which I personally prefer to see in terms of human co-existence. Love is action.

-Andrea Maki, July 1, 2014

This truth remains, as does our perseverance and due diligence.

Our Campaign For Wild Love's Wildlife Preserve

Our Campaign For Wild Love's 10,000-Acre Wildlife Preserve

Wild Love was created to show what we can achieve by working together because our wildness is imperative to our collective whole. We’re thrilled to share news that our campaign for Wild Love Preserve at Twin Sisters is in motion to raise initial funding for the acquisition of our 10,000-acre wildlife preserve and transition WLP operations and 136 wild horses from our leased 400-acres to Wild Love’s permanent home in 2019. This history making move will enable further implementation of our conservation and education programs, youth programs and camps, and eco-tourism elements. Wild Love is a WE project. If you believe in the preservation of America's iconic wild mustangs and wild places, we invite you to join us. Your support translates to lasting wildness for wild horses on their native turf and respective indigenous ecosystems as an interconnected whole for generations to come.
As a 501(c)3 non-profit, Wild Love Preserve engages public and private lands to address all facets of regional wild horse population on their home turf. Our legacy project includes our inclusive wild horse conservation programs, conflict resolution, education platform, comprehensive range health, and our 10,000-acre wildlife preserve in the heart of Idaho's wild horse country which is teeming with indigenous wildlife and will serve as permanent home to our current 136 Challis-Idaho wild horses and future Idaho wild horses. As well, he work we do in Idaho serves to benefit wild horses in other regions in the West.

Make A Gift to Wild Love at Twin Sisters

Wild Love Preserve • 8202 NE State Highway 104, #102-33, Kingston, WA  98346

Thank you for supporting Wild Love's legacy in lasting wildness.


Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam + The Vitalogy Foundation

“Since 2010, Wild Love founder, Andrea Maki’s, consistent and devoted attention to the plight of wild horses has been amazing to witness. A 30,000-foot view and her obvious political savvy have created an unlikely coalition of ranchers, environmentalists, wild horse advocates, and government agencies, working in delicate concert to save these majestic animals. She should be the envy of any activist looking to make a real impact.” 

-Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam + The Vitalogy Foundation

Idaho Gives 2018!

#IdahoGives is May 3

Friends - Join us this Thursday, May 3, for #IdahoGives and help us keep the wild in Idaho's wild horses + wild places! You do not have to be in Idaho to participate. We are raising funds for WLP operations and our 10,000-acre permanently protected wildlife preserve in the heart of Idaho wild horse country. Early pledges are open now, click here to donate:


Unique to this campaign is that donations and grants made by check, or here on our website at DONATEcan be manually added to our total tally for May 3. 

Thanks a million for your support!

Our mailing address is: 8202 NE State Highway 104, #102-33, Kingston, WA 98346

Kitsap Talk About Wild Love - April 3

Dear Kitsap + Greater Seattle Area Friends,

In response to requests, Andrea will be giving a talk about the work of Wild Love Preserve at the Greater Hansville Community Center (GHCC) at Buck Lake on Tuesday, April 3 from 7-8:30 pm.

Join us in Hansville if you're in the area!

GHCC Address: 6959 NW Buck Lake Road, Hansville, WA 98340


Thundering Hooves + Wild Freedom 2018


Tickets Are Now On Sale! Join us on April 18 at The Sapphire Room at The Riverside Hotel Boise for Thundering Hooves + Wild Freedom 2018, featuring a.k.a. Belle, Eilen Jewell, Thomas Paul + Ryan Bayne Music. This will be a very special night of music, good energy, and wild hearts coming together to support Idaho's wild horses, wild places, and Wild Love Preserve.

Learn More + Purchase Tickets Here:


Big Love + Thanks to The Riverside Hotel Boise, Lynda Johnson, Catherine Merrick, the fantastic musical line-up, and everyone participating to make this event possible on behalf of our wild side.


International Women's Day

We Stand United on this International Women's Day! Wild Love Preserve is a woman-owned and operated nonprofit, so we are sharing this origins story from founder, Andrea Maki.


“I am a staunch advocate for integrity, kindness, compassion and action on behalf of our greater good. Animals have always been integral to my life and being, the health of the environment equally paramount. In 2010 I made a wild promise, which resulted in the formation of non-profit Wild Love Preserve. Little did I know at that time, the layered magnitude of this specific regional playing field for which I had just entered, and the array of stakeholders locked in opposition.

Wild Love Preserve has grown to a scale I did not originally anticipate, organically evolving into a new multi-dimensional management model simply by way of responding to the multitude of logistics unfolding at every turn. Challenges plentiful, perseverance and patience required.


WLP is about finding solutions and new ways of bringing people together. If you go in looking for a fight, you’re going to get a fight. If you approach with respect, kindness, patience and sincere interest in listening to differing perspectives, you can find common ground and open news doors to change. We can rise above drawn lines if we so choose.

Truth, sincerity, accountability, integrity, follow through and compassion are traits of my life, a reflection of the way in which I was raised, and qualities I personally prefer to see in terms of human co-existence. By design, this lasting project welcomes those who wish to make a lasting difference and believe positive change is always possible when we work together.”

-Andrea Maki

Read more here: Wild Love Founder

In honor of the day, we invite you to support Wild Love Preserve: Donate Today

#IWD2018 #InternationalWomensDay #SupportWomenOwnedBussiness 

Love Of A Wild Child

Dear Friends,

Recently we received a donation, I responded with a thank you and then received the below letter in response. With permission granted, I am sharing this special story of a wild child's heart, action and desire to make a difference in this world. This purity of love, being, and truth is absolutely beautiful, and is a shining example of the love we are and the significance of a child’s truth - which is our future. 


You're most welcome. My daughter, for all that she can't read written words, is a reader of the world and has a way of moving things when she's stirred and shaken. She's come home covered in blood with injured fawns and animals for healing, buries possum and squirrels and birds found in the woods with ceremony, and has been dreaming horses for many years now. She stumbled on a video about wild horses on Pinterest quite accidentally and was in tears from what she saw, with a lot to say about how it made her heart feel.

First she wanted to rescue them by bringing them all here to our 4 acre homestead! Eventually we talked toward helping those who have more land already, supporting their efforts. So after digging around for sanctuaries and watching the videos they had up, me reading to her what they had to say, she selected yours. She liked how you showed, she liked the music, she liked that it was called Wild Love, she wanted to know when could we drive out there and visit, how many days would it take from Virginia, could she ride the horses, and so on! 

She lassoed her eleven year old sister into selling the earrings she makes (this daughter's passion is embroidering mandalas and jewelry making, they're so different in their interests yet both tender hearted!) and giving half the money toward Wild Love Preserve. I have them up on my blog ( with this quote from your website: 

“Wild Love Preserve is named such because it is dedicated to the greater good of our wild planet, now and for future generations, centering on humanity, compassion, sustainability, two-legged accountability and our responsibility to the whole.” — Founder, Andrea Maki, 2010

That's a little bit more than you probably wanted to know, but it's part of the story of where those dollars were earned with possible more to come. She's a persistent little expressive fire child, and one day she may just make her way over thatta way.  ~M


Andrea Maki