Around the ranch: An update on our mustangs

‘We make a promise to all of these horses that come to us that they can come back to us forever. Once a horse has set foot at Mountain Valley Horse Rescue, they’re good for the rest of their lives.”     With the support of donors, who helped sponsor their transportation, four mustangs came to Mountain Valley Horse Rescue, after being seized by the County and found in a state of...

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Join Us for Horse Heroes!

Horse Heroes Update: We had so much fun working with the horses, learning how to saddle and during our riding lesson at last week’s Horse Heroes program. This week we will be taking off on a trail ride right from the rescue!! There are still 3 spots available! Email amy@mvhr.net for questions, or register directly at...

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Veterans Volunteer Day THIS SATURDAY!!!!

Veterans Volunteer Day THIS SATURDAY!!!!

The Horses need YOU!!! Veteran Volunteer Days at Mountain Valley Horse Rescue 33933 Colorado River Road, McCoy The first Saturday of every month,10am-4pm!. An opportunity to enjoy a beautiful outdoor setting and make a difference for horses recovering from abuse, neglect, and abandonment. Each Saturday will have a project focus (ie. barn repairs or fence building) with a variety of tasks...

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We have a surprise! Summer horse programs are coming to Mountain Valley Horse Rescue…

We have a surprise! Summer horse programs are coming to Mountain Valley Horse Rescue…

This NEW program allows campers to build connections with their “own” rescue horse as well as a riding horse. This 6-week program includes the development of horsemanship skills along with either a riding lesson or a trail ride (riding activities will alternate weekly).   Through their time with the horses, kids will develop a sense of responsibility and empathy as well as problem-solving and...

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Baby Woodrow Finally Arrived!

Baby Woodrow Finally Arrived!

MVHR is thrilled to announce the arrival of little colt Woodrow, born in the wee hours of April 24! Stardust, Woodrow's Momma, was one of four mustang mares MVHR took in last December.  Part of a seizure of over 800 mustangs at risk of starvation at a sanctuary in South Dakota, Stardust has been getting a little bigger everyday....  And her baby is finally here!  Big, strong, and healthy - both...

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Forest Service Mule Needs a New Home!

Forest Service Mule Needs a New Home!

I’m ready for retirement and looking for that perfect someone to join me! Hello, my name is Aspen. I’m 30 years old and have worked my whole life for the United States Forest Service. I started my career with the Region 2 pack string.  I’ve packed tools up 14’ers, packed sleeping bags and food for trail crews, I’ve helped out with stream restoration projects, wilderness trash clean-ups, and just...

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South Dakota Mustangs

South Dakota Mustangs

Well, they made it! With the support of a number of generous donors who helped sponsor the transportation, MVHR was able to offer space to 4 of the mustangs from Lantry, South Dakota.  After quite a journey through snow storms and icy roads to get here, the four beautiful mares arrived December 9, 2016.  Unhandled, they will be quite a project to even get our hands on, let alone halters!  Stay...

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Zena and Zelda wish every one Happy Holidays!

Zena and Zelda wish every one Happy Holidays!

From their adoptive home, beautiful Zena and Zelda sent holiday wishes! Taken in by MVHR in early 2016 from a severe neglect case, these two beautiful paint mares made a quick recovery with good food and attention, and after some training, headed to Blue River Horse Sanctuary to spend the summer with John Longhill, helping with his kids programs.  It was at Blue River that they met their new...

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Help MVHR Help South Dakota Mustangs!

Help MVHR Help South Dakota Mustangs!

There are over 600 mustangs in South Dakota needing help.  They must be adopted by November 30th, or will be sold at auction (likely to kill buyers) per court order.  MVHR has applied and been approved to adopt and rehabilitate some of these horses. We have requested a family group of 2 or 3. The cost just to transport the horses from Lantry, SD to McCoy, CO will be about $300 per horse. MVHR...

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Fox Trotter Needs a New Home!

Fox Trotter Needs a New Home!

Owner writes: This is Dusty. He is 21, I've owned him since he was 2, registered, blue papered Missouri Fox Trotter, 16.1 hands, very automatic smooth gait, very sweet disposition, low on pecking order in pasture, likes attention, all black except white star on face, beautiful coat and long thick tail. Dusty needs a new home!  Please contact owner at diane@hughesjewelry.com for more...

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Two Beautiful Horses in Need of New Home!

Two Beautiful Horses in Need of New Home!

Information about these horses in need came to MVHR.  Please contact owner  (Ginny at 970-318-0076 for further information.)Moqui (pronounced Mo key) for a place on the Mogollon Rim in N. AZ where we once lived. He is the paint and tied up 3 years ago and remains stiff but gets around the pasture fine. He hasn't been ridden in over 2 years but comes up to be caught and wormed and have treats. He...

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This Week at MVHR!

Hello All! Wow, exciting and busy times!!! The big move is well underway, with some key dates fast approaching...lots of opportunites to be a part of this exciting time for the horses of MVHR!  Please read below, and reply to this email, or give Shana a call (970-376-1743) to let us know how you'd like to participate. Saturday, September 17 and Sunday September 18 - MVHR horses will make their...

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