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Be a partner in our Capital Fund Drive for a new facility!


We have levels of giving beginning at just $50!

To find out about how to help, visit our sister website:

Spirit Horse Capital Fund Drive

We are an all volunteer organization and cannot do this without your help!

If you prefer to send a check, please mail to:

Spirit Horse Equine Rescue   4107 N. River's Edge Drive   Janesville, WI 53548

Our mission is to rescue abused, neglected, unwanted and slaughter-bound equines.  We rehabilitate these equines (mentally, emotionally and physically) and, if possible, place them in qualified adoptive homes.  If sufficient rehabilitation is not possible, we provide a sanctuary for those equines for the duration of their lives.

Who Are We?

This video illustrates who we are

and what we do.

We believe that Natural Horsemanship is the most effective and humane way to relate to and/or train horses.  By "Natural Horsemanship", we mean using the psychological nature of the horse to communicate.  To read more about Natural Horsemanship click here.

We believe that education in Natural Horsemanship can decrease the need for rescue, because many people give up on their horses due to behavioral problems.  To that end, we offer lessons and clinics to provide people with the knowledge and skills they need to overcome many issues.  We also provide presentations to schools, 4-H groups, scouting groups and other interested parties.  To find out more about presentations, classes and clinics click here.

We currently operate out of foster homes.  Our goal is to have our own first-class facility to better meet our needs of rescue, rehabilitation, adoption and education.  

To see our vision click here.

We do NOT:

  • take in equines to euthanize them

  •  buy from Kill-Pen Brokers

2020 in Review

As for everyone, 2020 presented real challenges for Spirit Horse due to the Covid 19 Pandemic.
Most notable was the immediate drop in donations.  By June, we were down to just 20% compared to 2019.
That led to a "freeze" in intakes.  Our one intake, a racing thoroughbred named Holy Week, was truly a tale for the ages.  Please see his story below.
We also had to rework our 6 Clinics plan and hold just 3, with reduced class sizes.  But everyone enjoyed themselves and learned a great deal!
Our volunteer program was also halted, which led to a heavier work load for just a few folks.
We also pushed pause on our Capital Fund Drive.  Our desperately needed facility will have to wait for better economic times ... which will hopefully be soon!
We're happy we survived ~ on to a bright future 

Holy Week

How a Horse with Triple Crown Bloodlines Found His Way to Janesville

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To read this newspaper article on Holy Week, CLICK HERE

Photo Gallery

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Greg Gage

of Equine Therasage

Provides Theraputic Massage

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Find Your Person

Jodie & Mica

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Observing Horsenality

 Coal & Mica

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 Becky & Christina

Can You?

Coal & Maddy

Yield from Steady Pressure

Becky & Bjorn

Continue on the Circle

Susan & Bjorn

Nose, Neck, Maybe the Feet

Barbara & MIca


Confidence Building

DeeDee & Coal

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Confidence Building

Christina & Bjorn

Sending Through a Gate

Jodie & Mica

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Confidence Building

Becky & Mica

Responding to Rhythmic Pressure

Marcy, Becky & Bjorn

Trailer Ride to Spirit Horse

Cory ~ the Welcoming Committee Cat

First Friend ~ Cookie Monster

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How Can You Help?
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Become a Member

Sponsor an Equine

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Please check back for what we'll be offering for clinics this year!

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We were runners-up in an international  competition

with this video!   


to our account at one these fine businesses, without whose generosity we could not continue our mission:

Janesville Animal Medical Center


University of Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital


Jack and Dick's Feed and Garden

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