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

 Humans Helping Horses.  Horses Helping Humans.

Photo by Lisa Brice

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.

Adopt, Rescue and Train 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....
Why do 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?

          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.                                                                                                                                                                    R ay Hunt

I was young and physical and I wanted him to tell me to work harder. Instead, he'd say things like, "You need to do less sooner,"and I would look at him like a puppy that had heard a strange sound. It was all about not imposing my will on the horse. Ray would tell me, "Fix it up and let it happen; don't make it happen."                            
                                                      Buck Brannaman 
                                                on learning his craft from Ray

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