Symbol of the American West Needs Our Help

 Missoulian Guest Opinion by Janet Rose, Founder & Director of Horse Haven Montana • Copyright, November 25, 2009

It is a uniquely American tragedy that one of the most treasured and recognizable symbols of the American West is in crisis. That symbol, of course, is the horse.

Recent news stories and articles of abandonment, neglect, abuse, as well as human efforts to help, are not new, but the crisis is in the fact that their numbers are growing. And the problems that we are reading and hearing about are only the tip of the iceberg, and getting worse. Concerned citizens can and are helping; local rescue groups, humane associations, hundreds of individuals and a few caring animal welfare organizations are stepping forward to help. As a result, many of these treasured symbols in black, brown, gray and sorrel, tall, short, young and old, are finding homes, some temporary, others permanent.

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Welcome to Horse Haven Montana

HHMT is located in western Montana and is a 501c3 not for profit organization

Rescue • Adoption • Education

Our Mission: Education and Understanding to Enhance the Equine/Human Bond and To Improve the Welfare of the Horse
Founded in 2007 and incorporated as a not for profit organization in December 2010, HHMT is recognized by the IRS as a 501c3, charitable organization.
We work with individuals, groups and organizations primarily in the western United States but have a nationwide network of resources and contacts.

We welcome a variety of kinds of support, all of which are tax-deductible.

To learn more, to donate or to get involved, please contact us.
We welcome your support and interest.

Mailing Address:
PO Box 599, Frenchtown, MT 59834
Tel:  406.880.0683
Email: info@horsehavenmt.org

Horse Haven Montana is now a member of the
Equine Experiential Education Association
We will soon be certified in Equine Assisted Learning,
also sometimes referred to as Equine Experiential Education

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