Wild Horse Mountain Ranch  
A Learning Center and Mustang Rescue 501c3

"The Horse has a lot to teach, if we just listen."
             Tom Dorrance

"To understand the horse you'll find that you're going to have to work on yourself."
                 Ray Hunt

"Good Horsemanship is a way of life: it's how you treat your family, how you treat others."
          from the movie Buck       

Why we work with horses and people the way we do 
As we delved deeper into our study of the horse, we found the Northwest to be a treasure trove of rich tradition and wisdom. We read and studied and found all roads seemed to lead back to the wisdom of the Dorrance brothers and their friend Ray Hunt. We have since committed our study and work with the horse to exploring the tenets of wisdom and respect that is central to the Dorrance/Hunt traditions*. Our horses are better off for it, and we are striving to become the handlers they deserve. It is a win/win. What more can we ask?

*To learn more about the methods of these master horsemen see--


 Humans Helping Horses.  Horses Helping Humans.

What we do on the Hill  

Share Mustangs with People with Special Needs

Each week we offer sessions for people who can benefit by working with horses--people with diagnosed special needs  such as autism, mobility issues, anxiety and depression and folks you have no diagnosis, but a need to be with animals.

Share Mustangs with the Public

In the summers we offer Mustang camps for teens, children and adults Two to three times a year we offer "Meet the Mustangs" Events at the barn with demos, hands on events and barn tours.  We bring out horses out to the public through parades, expos and site visits.

Rescue, Train, Adopt Mustangs 

We typically have between 10 and 12 mustangs and burros at our place in various stages of training.  Some are still wild

Seek out and share the best practices in compassionate horsemanship

We strive to use  and teach the very best in horsemanship to treat our mustangs right and teach our students the best.

  On our Philosophy

Respect is at the center of all we do. We strive to treat each person and all of the horses with respect--helping each develop their individual abilities in a supportive and consistent environment. We also try to find ways to make sure we are having alot of fun....