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

Welcome to Western Montana Equine Rescue & Rehab

Our organization opened in September of 2008, becoming a 501(c)(3) January 20, 2009. Currently, our base of operation is at the residence of our founder, though we heavily rely on generous foster caregivers, temporary or long term. From the moment an equine arrives, we tailor each one's rehabilitation program to his/her needs; receiving an initial veterinary assessment and any subsequent needs, specialized nutrition, training, hoof care and learning to trust again.

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.

We would invite you to look at our Press Releases by clicking on the "About Us" button and scrolling down.

Pasture pals are a new trend in adoptions. The typical horse owner in the US is a baby boomer woman. As these women age, more are interested in adopting pasture pal horses---those who will not be ridden but will receive the same daily care and attention as a saddle horse would. Pasture pals are often senior horses.  If you are interested in providing a pasture pal with a forever home, please contact us.


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

Maggie: Technical issues but....photos and assessment coming soon from her trainer! She is a brown/white Pinto, 1/2 Holsteiner (sire) and 1/2 Paint (dam), very pretty and a beautiful mover, 15.1 hh. Maggie just turned 8. Adoption fee TBA


Shiloh: 15 yr old reg QH gelding, 15 hh, red dun. Photo shown was just a few days after intake. No bad habits, UTD on everything. Video's/photo's and assessment coming soon from his trainer. Trail horse, arena horse, great stop, no negative behaviors or issues. Adoption fee TBA


Lightning: This kind hearted gentleman needs a home. Lightnting is upper 20's young, in good condition and health. Some arthritis in his knees but you would hardly notice as he strides right out. Great with children or light riding. He loads and travels well, ties, clips, bathes etc. UTD

This handsome fella would LOVE his own family and children to love on!!  Adoption Fee: $150.00



Max: Meet Max, he is our Gentle Giant, 17 hh 25 year old Hanoverian gelding. Max was an owner surrender due to the owners life changing health issues. His current dietary needs are being generously sponsored, which has enabled us to bring his weight up significantly since his arrival. Max needs extra love and care, blanketed when cold, so a completely dedicated human is an absolute must! He is current and UTD on everything. Adoption fee is $150. 


Chloe: ADOPTED 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

ADOPTED with her pal Buttercup at their new home.



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"



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.

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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.