Established in 2005, the Cowgirl Spirit Rescue Ranch's (CSRR) mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home horses in need and to promote equine care. Based out of Cashmere, WA, we are excited to offer an equine rescue resource to the Central Washington area.
COWGIRL SPIRIT RESCUE RANCH
Home Is Where the Heart Is
Remove horses from situations of neglect, abandonment, abuse or risk.
Tend to medical needs, then customize training for each horse.
Find each horse a forever home or permanent sanctuary.
The Evolution of Cowgirl Spirit
2005: Cowgirl Spirit Rescue Drill Team
Cowgirl Spirit was established as a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity, establishing itself as the first equestrian rescue drill team. Horses were rescued from slaughter auctions and trained to do competitive mounted drill before being adopted to the public.
2011: Cowgirl Spirit Equine Rescue
Cowgirl Spirit shifted it's focus to rescue only, foregoing competition and drill riding.
Cowgirl Spirit took a break from active rescue, but maintained an online presence and continued to support other rescues.
2020: Cowgirl Spirit Rescue Ranch
Cowgirl Spirit moved to Cashmere, Washington as a ranch where horse management and training is overseen by Diamond J Training.
Our Board of Directors
Juliane Hanley is one of the original founders of Cowgirl Spirit. She has continued to help other rescues throughout the years, including through her personal endeavor, Diamond J Training. She looks forward to bringing an equestrian rescue resource to Central Washington.
Susan Bunch is new to the BoD, but has been part of the Cowgirl Spirit support “tribe” for years. She also served an extended term on the Issaquah Grange’s Board of Directors and is thrilled to serve Cowgirl Spirit Rescue Ranch. She’s a graduate of Washington State University and lifelong Washingtonian.
Dani Burton, of Healing Equine Therapies, has been helping horses in need for more than 3 years as a licensed massage therapist. She can often be found donating her time and skills to rescue horses. When she's not working, she loves to hike with her sons or go trail riding with her friends and family.
Kimber is a 6 year old 15hh bay roan BLM mustang mare from the Warm Springs HMA. She was selected for this year's mustang makeover competition, but her trainer was unable to compete with her due to life changes and COVID-19. Kimber arrived with internal leg abscesses and a superficial wound to her face from trailer loading. Cowgirl Spirit is in the process of gentling and training her. She will be available for adoption in Spring 2021.
Freya is a 12 year old 14hh black mustang mare from the Yakama Indian Reservation. She was part of a combined rescue effort by SAFE (Save a Forgotten Equine) and King County Animal Control to save her and 39 of her herd mates that were being hoarded. This was dubbed as the Fall City 40. Freya arrived on our ranch in January 2020. She was underweight, 10 months pregnant, unhandled and terrified of people. She delivered a healthy filly at the end of March. We have since weaned her filly and have started her training. We hope she will be available for adoption in early 2021.
SUPPORTING COWGIRL SPIRIT RESCUE RANCH
We are a registered 501(c)3 charity, so your donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
We count on generous donations from the horse loving community to help us continue this work.
We appreciate donations in the form of cash, our feed fund or items on our Amazon wish list.
Online - fundraising and educating
On the ranch - barn chores, repairs, work parties & horse training (DOE)
In the community - educating, fundraising, with the community
There's a role for everyone!