Meet the Horses

Welcome to the ‘mane event’ page, our wonderful horses! Get to know some of our mighty steeds and come see them at an event!

The California Historical Artillery Society’s (CHAS) horse of choice for artillery work are Standardbreds off the track; ex-harness racehorses that were done racing and destined for an unpleasant demise. Some of these Standardbred horses are rescued by CHAS and given a second chance at life in the service of the “Army” providing educational opportunities for the public. These horses are the highlight of our unique historical impression!

You can help support them! With our Horse Sponsor Program, you can select a specific horse to support. All feed and vet care for the CHAS horses comes from tax-deductible donations like yours so any amount is appreciated!

Donation Options


$25 Donation Package

  • Personalized Certificate of Appreciation
  • Color photo of your sponsored horse


$75 Donation Package

  • Personalized Certificate of Appreciation
  • Color photo of your sponsored horse
  • 1 free pass to any CHAS event


$100 Donation Package (supports 1 horse for 1 month)

  • Personalized Certificate of Appreciation
  • Color photo of your sponsored horse
  • 2 free passes to any CHAS events

$1200 Donation Package (supports 1 horse for 1 year)

  • Personalized Certificate of Appreciation
  • Color photo of your sponsored horse
  • 4 free passes to any CHAS events
  • Recognition on CHAS' official website for one year


To choose a horse to sponsor, click the “Sponsor Me!” button and type in the name of your horse under the dollar amount at checkout. If you have any questions, email donations@warhorse.org.

To donate by check fill out the FORM and mail to:

CHAS Horse Sponsorship
P.O. Box 86
Duncans Mills, CA 95430

California Historical Artillery Society sponsor a horse PayPal donation form
Another way you can help the horses is by donating any of the following always needed items:

  • Alfalfa Hay
  • Purina Apple & Oats flavored horse treats 20lb bag (the green bag)
  • Horse Dewormers
  • Flyspray
  • Large and medium halters, red or blue
  • Leadropes

You can bring these items to the Casini Ranch Family Campground in Duncans Mills, CA or ship to one
of the following addresses depending on who you use:

UPS/FedEx:
CHAS
℅ Casini Ranch
22855 Moscow Road
Duncans Mills, CA 95430


Post Office:
California Historical Artillery Society
P.O. Box 86
Duncans Mills, CA 95430


Our horses thank you for your support!

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Buster

Buster is a fun, willing gelding that will do just about anything you ask. He has been an outstanding lead horse for many years. He is always willing to scratch your back if you scratch his.

Boots

Boots is an outstanding off wheel horse and very sweet.



Brutal

Brutal is the boss and he always has a buddy in the pasture that he keeps to himself.


Badger

Badger is a goofy, nosey, playful gelding who thinks everything is a game and explores everything with his mouth. Missing something? Better check Badger!

Gwen

Gwen is a big beautiful mare that does a great job at being an off lead horse.




Grasshopper

Grasshopper is a cute little mare that is great at pulling the ambulance.



Gumdrop

Gumdrop is a level headed mare that partners with Grasshopper to pull the ambulance.


Goldie

Goldie is very particular about her personal space and can be ticklish!