Taking in Retired Ranch and Border Patrol Horses in Montana
Horse Haven Montana – Frenchtown, Montana
The Horse Haven Montana Rescue is located near Frenchtown in the rolling foothills of Western Montana. Former Emmy award-winning TV journalist Janet Rose started the rescue after a neighbor asked for help re-homing a horse. Today, the rescue has helped hundreds of horses find new and loving homes. While many horses come from the typical seizure and abuse situations, this rescue is unique in that they also take retired ranch horses, US Forest Service, and US Border Patrol animals. The rescue relies entirely on donated resources for funds, equipment, and labor. Janet shared, “Our goal is to identify if or when a horse is in need and match that horse or other equine with an adoptive family or individual who is the right match and the right fit for that animal.”
Horse Haven Montana does have a volunteer trainer who helps individuals and families with advice, guidance, saddle fitting, and limited training. However, there is no formal retraining program in place. Rehabilitation is performed on a case-by-case basis and the rescue usually covers the entire cost of medical care. Information for adoption procedures can be found on their website. Horse Haven Montana has an exciting outreach program in the form of the EQUUS International Film Festival and Conference to next be held in September 2015. This event is for filmmakers and horse enthusiasts who want to learn about a variety of horse topics. To learn more about Horse Haven Montana or the film festival, visit their site or contact Janet Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also learn more about this organization in the Double D Trailers blog.