Our Mission

We offer practical solutions, education and awareness about mustangs and burros, collaborate to support wild horses and burros by providing training, adoptions and sanctuary to those in need.


Our Vision

We promote and preserve the mustang as a revered icon and encourage the value of the equine-human relationship through training, adoptions and sanctuary.


Our Model

We are a resource collaborative providing solutions for Mustangs and Burros in need in our communities. Offering community outreach, rescue and rehabilitation, foster, training, adoption support and sanctuary to those in need.
who we are

The Great Escape began with a vision and a life-long dream of Gerhard K Sander, our Founder’s father, and since 2011, has evolved into an integral collaboration helping Mustangs in need.

We currently support a wild herd of 31 Mustangs on a private 800 acre ranch and at any given time have between 10-20 horses in foster and/or training at various locations throughout Colorado with our highly talented group of Foster and Trainer Parters.

Our team is comprised of many passionate individuals dedicating their time, energy and lives to the horses that need us so badly. If what we’re doing calls to you, please jump in and join us…it takes a village.


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Meet our Board of Directors

Michelle Sander
Board President
Vicky Graham
Board Treasurer
Jay Ferracane
Board Secretary
Nicki Creasey
Board Member
Travis Underwood
Board Member

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Mailing Address: PO Box 291, Hygiene, Colorado 80533

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The Great Escape Mustang Collaborative is a 501c(3) Non-Profit Organization | All Rights Reserved | © The Great Escape, Inc. 2022

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