Willow River Equine Rescue

Willow River Equine Rescue WILLOW RIVER EQUINE RESCUE'S MISSION IS TO RESCUE, REHABILITATE, AND TRAIN HORSES OF NEGLECT.

05/12/2024
05/07/2024

Willow helped support Yelena today, as she had her first ride.

Willow was helping support Yelena for her first person on her back!  This was our 3 time in 5 days working with the sadd...
05/07/2024

Willow was helping support Yelena for her first person on her back! This was our 3 time in 5 days working with the saddle. She cut her time down to 30 seconds getting the saddle pad on and by half with the saddle. I was able to put my weight over her, and then sit in the saddle. She stood still and checked me out and did amazing. So proud of this young mustang!

Day two of Yelena’s new training. She’s smart, curious, and sweet. Growing like a w**d!  I had to use a bucket to put we...
05/04/2024

Day two of Yelena’s new training. She’s smart, curious, and sweet. Growing like a w**d! I had to use a bucket to put weight on her back and still had to jump. Going to need a proper mounting block for this precious baby.

Savannah has been adopted to a wonderful 10 year old and is now living her best life!  We are so very proud of her and h...
05/04/2024

Savannah has been adopted to a wonderful 10 year old and is now living her best life! We are so very proud of her and her new owner.

Savannah is looking for her forever home. She is a 5.5-6 year old paso fino mare. Sound with good feet and can handle up...
10/26/2023

Savannah is looking for her forever home. She is a 5.5-6 year old paso fino mare. Sound with good feet and can handle up to 175lbs rider. She is ready to get back into training and become your heart horse! Contact us for an application today!

We are all happy the rain stopped and the sun came back!
06/22/2023

We are all happy the rain stopped and the sun came back!

Farrier day again!  Very sleepy ponies made for a great trim!  We were able to get front and hind on everyone! We did ru...
05/23/2023

Farrier day again! Very sleepy ponies made for a great trim! We were able to get front and hind on everyone! We did run out of time for Nala, but we can get her caught up on the next visit.

Today we said farewell to Savannah as she starts her journey with her new owner Jayce. We are excited to watch her excel...
01/30/2023

Today we said farewell to Savannah as she starts her journey with her new owner Jayce. We are excited to watch her excel into a phenomenal riding horse and companion!

Savannah started her rehabilitation with us almost a year ago. She was in a neglect situation that unfortunately caused her to be seized by king county sheriff deputies. We are glad to say she has found her forever home! Updates following her training to continue.

Thank you to everyone that has donated or volunteered their time to assist with WRER horses, without you this is not possible!

As beautiful and functional as our hay storage Lean-to is we are struggling with a few more issues. Our roof is creating...
12/25/2022

As beautiful and functional as our hay storage Lean-to is we are struggling with a few more issues. Our roof is creating condensation and dripping onto our hay. This is the only hay we have for the entire year! We are hoping by installing reflective foam to the roof we can avoid having this happen.

The total cost to do this is $300 in material and we have help willing to do the install for us. we understand it’s the holidays and everyone has a lot going on. If you’re able to donate anything to help us keep our hay dry we would greatly appreciated it as this has been a long week.

Thank you to those that have donated or volunteered to help the rescue, we certainly couldn’t do this without you!

3rd day without water. Flooding in the barn. Frozen ground. Re-welding the case housing for the well because we ran out ...
12/24/2022

3rd day without water.
Flooding in the barn.
Frozen ground.
Re-welding the case housing for the well because we ran out of wire and hoping this will at least get the water back on for now.

THANK YOU to everyone who has helped by donating!

Christmas Eve update:  Lacie welded the casing and the well is working. We’re dealing with some pressure issues, but aft...
12/24/2022

Christmas Eve update: Lacie welded the casing and the well is working. We’re dealing with some pressure issues, but after 3 days without water we are happy to finally have water again. No word on when the replacement will come, but we are now confident in the welds and they should hold until it arrives.

Update: Lacie is currently welding a patch in the casing so that, hopefully, we have a temporary solution until the replacement makes it’s way up our slippery hill. Unfortunately, we just ran out of wire to keep welding so, we will keep praying it works.

SOS! Please consider helping! $255 to overnight the new casing 🤞

Our well booster pump cracked in the freezing temperatures. The wind storm blew the doors open to the well house and froze everything inside. We are out of Water! The ground is frozen and everywhere is closed for the holidays. We’re doing our best to keep the animals warm, fed and watered. We are going to need to purchase a new pump.

Lacie is currently welding a patch in the casing so that, hopefully, we have a temporary solution until the replacement makes it’s way up our slippery hill.

Farmers never get a day off. Fortunately, our horses are wrapped up in blankets and put away in stalls. It is by no mean...
12/23/2022

Farmers never get a day off. Fortunately, our horses are wrapped up in blankets and put away in stalls. It is by no means warm for them, their water buckets in their stalls are still freezing and icing over, but they are out of the wind and on soft footing.

Poor Athena!  Looks like something poked her sole and she is now on stall rest. We took down the wall between stalls to ...
12/18/2022

Poor Athena! Looks like something poked her sole and she is now on stall rest. We took down the wall between stalls to give this big mama some room to recover. We had to make a trip to the vet supply store and picked up grain from Tractor Supply to help her recovery. Her bill is on the rise and if you can help her out, please consider it.

Our horses have been wrapped up in blankets and stalled for the storm. This is the first time it stopped snowing
12/01/2022

Our horses have been wrapped up in blankets and stalled for the storm. This is the first time it stopped snowing

11/29/2022

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and now Giving Tuesday!

11/26/2022

It’s that time of year again where we open our hearts and wallets to set up WRER for the winter. Every year we take in and re-home some of the most amazing creatures on this planet. But we can’t do that without your support! With the support of the WRER family we have been able to complete 4 heavy use areas with shelter for this winter and enough hay to feed all the horses through spring? None of this could be done without all of you!

Thanks to donations from the WRER family, we have been able to start construction on our last Noble shelters!  Soon, all...
11/21/2022

Thanks to donations from the WRER family, we have been able to start construction on our last Noble shelters! Soon, all our rescues will have winter heavy use areas ❤️ River isn’t quite sure about it yet, but she’ll be happy to stay out of the rain and MUD!

ALL HORSES PLACED! Thank you to everyone that has reached out to help these sweet horses. Because of you they are safe t...
10/23/2022

ALL HORSES PLACED!

Thank you to everyone that has reached out to help these sweet horses. Because of you they are safe to live out their life in forever placements.

URGENT FOSTER HOMES NEEDED!!!

We have gotten a phone call regarding these two mares that are in urgent need of a foster home as their current owner will be released from jail October 30th whom has been charged with several counts of animal abuse and neglect.

WRER is full and we cannot take them in at this time. If you or anyone you know is interested in taking one of these sweet horses in please pm us!

Potential hauling date to bring them back to the rescue would be the 29th. We need homes lined up in order to go get them.

As of this time we have little information on them but know they are heavily pregnant. Sadie is halter broke while Ayla the chestnut is untouched.

So close!!  We have all the product to finally finish all 4 heavy use areas!!
10/16/2022

So close!! We have all the product to finally finish all 4 heavy use areas!!

10/15/2022

Thank you Robyn Blair for the new arena rake! Trying to dry out and level the round pen.

Huge shout out and thank you to Joanna Jenson for getting WRER this grant!  Through her tireless efforts, fortitude, and...
10/08/2022

Huge shout out and thank you to Joanna Jenson for getting WRER this grant! Through her tireless efforts, fortitude, and generosity she has become an invaluable member of the WRER family ❤️

09/27/2022

Distractions while working on Yelena hooves.

2nd to last hay load of the year!  We ended up $900 short unfortunately, but we are confident we can make that up.
09/09/2022

2nd to last hay load of the year! We ended up $900 short unfortunately, but we are confident we can make that up.

Alta in her new foster home!  She will be loved and cared for, and have all the space to run.
08/09/2022

Alta in her new foster home! She will be loved and cared for, and have all the space to run.

Yelena and Nala getting out and enjoying the tree cover. Yelena has come the furthest of any of our horses. When she cam...
08/09/2022

Yelena and Nala getting out and enjoying the tree cover. Yelena has come the furthest of any of our horses. When she came to use, saved from auction, she was dangerous. Now she follows us around and waits for us at the gate ❤️

Here we go again!  Poppy loves her new pop-up!
07/24/2022

Here we go again! Poppy loves her new pop-up!

Come down to the City Hall Saloon and join WRER for our first car wash!! Friday and Sunday 10a-5p!35317 314th Way Se, Cu...
07/22/2022

Come down to the City Hall Saloon and join WRER for our first car wash!! Friday and Sunday 10a-5p!
35317 314th Way Se, Cumberland Wa.

07/07/2022

Everyone needs a Charlie. We have a few mustangs that could be your house horse! Check out our website for current adoptable horses!

Address

22020 286th Avenue Se
Maple Valley, WA
98038

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

Telephone

+12064549622

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