A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization


Welcome to Western Montana Equine Rescue & Rehab

Our organization opened in September of 2008 in Corvallis to address the needs of in-crisis horses in western Montana. The operation is based at the residence of the founder, though we have utilized, and still do, generous foster caregivers. From the moment an equine arrives, we tailor each horse's rehabilitation program to his/her needs. Each horse receives specialized nutrition, veterinary care, training and hoof care.
 
Our organization has an adoption program to place our residents once they are rehabilitated. Many go on to become trusted saddle horses and others will live out their lives as pasture companions. Regardless of their limitations or potential, all equines who enter our gate find love, respect and care here.

 

What's Happening

 

Chloe: 9 yr old grade mare, 14.3 hh. This girl's last home was a year with inconsistent food, neglected hoof care and basic needs. The home before that was as a brood mare, so as far as we know, she has not been started under saddle. In the 10 days we have had them, she is starting to trust humans. Chloe is very calm, stands quietly tied, takes a minute for her to "want" to be caught. I held her for the farrier and we took our time. She was good (not perfect) but tried hard, so we had a good session. Teeth floated, vaccinated, wormed and chiropractor within the past 3 weeks. She is a very good girl. She is headed to training in two weeks unless you would like to adopt her prior OR sponsor her training. Please consider contacting us at wmerescue@gmail.com  Adoption fee $350

 

ISO TRAILER: Have you retired from riding and no longer in need of your trailer? We are urgently in need of a stock type trailer, bumper pull or gooseneck. Tax deductible receipt, value not over $5,000.00 but must be in good, SAFE, usable condition. Please email us at wmerescue@gmail.com. Thank You in advance!

 

FOSTER HOMES NEEDED: If you would like to help us help a horse, on a temporary basis, we are seeking 10 foster homes in our LOCAL area, or within 250 miles of the Bitterroot Valley of western Montana. You might be needed for one or more horses, for two days or up to a maximum of three months. All needs are provided unless you are in a position to provide something. Safe fencing (no barbed wire), shelter, dry lot and/or pasture (depending on the needs of the horse and time of year), time and attention are a must. Foster information can be found on our website under the ADOPT/FOSTER page. Thank you! 

 

 

Education and Programs

 

Helping Old Horses Gain Weight Before Winter: Article on "The Horse"

https://thehorse.com/136633/helping-old-horses-gain-weight-before-winter/

 

Making Winter Manageable on the Farm

Article by Alayne Bickle and featured on "The Horse".

These preparations can help carry you and your horses through the cold, dark and wet months ahead.

Read more

 


 

WMERR Mission

To rescue, rehabilitate and retrain equines facing neglect or abuse and provide them with the best opportunity for a permanent home. Offer support to the equine community through education and our outreach programs.