Are You Ready...
...to Leap into the Future with Us?
We have levels of giving beginning at just $50!
To find out about how to help, visit our sister website:
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
How a Horse with Triple Crown Bloodlines Found His Way to Janesville
To read this newspaper article on Holy Week, CLICK HERE
of Equine Therasage
Provides Theraputic Massage
Find Your Person
Jodie & Mica
Coal & Mica
Becky & Christina
Coal & Maddy
Yield from Steady Pressure
Becky & Bjorn
Continue on the Circle
Susan & Bjorn
Nose, Neck, Maybe the Feet
Barbara & MIca
DeeDee & Coal
Christina & Bjorn
Sending Through a Gate
Jodie & Mica
Becky & Mica
Responding to Rhythmic Pressure
Marcy, Becky & Bjorn
Trailer Ride to Spirit Horse
Cory ~ the Welcoming Committee Cat
First Friend ~ Cookie Monster
How Can You Help?
This video tells the first part of the story ~
Attend our Events
Please check back for what we'll be offering for clinics this year!
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Hold a fundraiser (ideas here)
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
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