In Loving Memory

Horses come to us from varying backgrounds and are not always in the greatest condition. Sometimes, despite our best efforts, they don't make it.  Some of them are older, other times they are injured, but they are all loved and given special, individualized care by our staff and volunteers.

No matter their circumstance, we're honored to be entrusted with their care, and take comfort knowing we do everything we can to offer these horses peace and comfort in their final days. Horses who take their final journey with us are humanely euthanized while surrounded by people who love them and, now that we own our property,  buried on site in a special resting place that overlooks the river. Rest peacefully, dear angels.



Handsome Monk was euthanized June of 2017.  After over a year of treatments, medications, and exquisite care thanks to his generous sponsor, Monk’s pain became too much.  With his knee continuing to collapse, he was gently laid to rest on the hill overlooking the river.  He will never be too far away from his mares, and his knee will never hurt again.  Run free, handsome!  We love you!



Dear DeBask was euthanized on  October 3, 2017.  DeBask had been suffering from minor recurring colics, but this one turned major, and his pain could not be managed, even under the outstanding care of Dr. Silvia Stocker.  Given his age, breed, and presentation, it is likely he had strangulating lipomas disrupting his digestive system.   He was put down as the full moon rose over the mountains, surrounded by the love of staff and volunteers.  He was buried on the hill overlooking the river, where he will forever be at peace, pain free, but never too far away.  Run free DeBask, we will miss your big spirit!

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Sweet Lazarus was in a bad way when he came to us, and was found roaming by ranchers who brought him to our door. Though he only lived 13 days on our ranch, he quickly made his way into our hearts and memories and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace Lazarus.






Nacona came to MVHR, with Sinclair, from Barbara Wright at Harmony Horse Works.  In her 30's, Nacona brought a lifetime of experience and personality to everyone she met here at MVHR through her participation in our education, outreach, and therapy programs.  We sadly said goodbye to Nacona in February of 2018, when she joined her friend DeBask in a final resting place here with us forever, over looking the river, as the eagles soared.