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About Jen


Jen was born and raised in the Midwest.  MN and WI, her passion has always been horses and the outdoors. Her grandpa Andy Bursaw owned and ran a farm with horses, milking cows and growing Corn...  She loved to go visit the horses! 

When Jen was able she purchased Chico in 2001, a 2yr old Paso Fino gelding and then began her journey into her life long horse passion! Jen Learned then about Natural Horsemanship Training from her mentor and friend Mark Allen of MN. Jen learned about bitless riding, good horse communication and has not preferred since to put a bit in a horses mouth! Jen has learned the Horse Language and trains horses, she doesnt 'break' them..  She has a gift with horses and communicates in a amazing way, she loves to help others learn the same philosophy and has taught many!

In 2008 Jen moved to the Hill Country of Texas.  She purchased a small ranch and started boarding and trail rides.  Her passion of Drafts began there where she started rescuing horses and one was a draft named Lightening whom she still owns today... Since then Jen tries to do her part and rescue 6-10 horses a year, rehabilitating them and giving them a good life on the ranch!

Due to the horrible Texas drought and lack of hay in the area, Jen decided she needed to move back north where the grass was plentiful for her horses.  She found a ranch on CL in Spokane, WA.   Jen was determined to make this work as it was a huge move across country yet again, but the Spokane Ranch had all the prospect she desired for being a full blown ranch!  In 2011 Jen moved to Spokane from TX  Hauling 2 loads of horses and other ranch animals all the way with her. 

Thus how Spokane Trail Rides and Boarding was born!

In 2012 Jen met the man of her dreams Jared, they Married Dec 28th, 2013 in a stunning Winter ceremony they rode in on horse back to the wildlife refuge next door.   Surrounded by family and friends.  Jared is a Combat Veteran and Jen shared her passion for horses and ranch life gift with him, he is now a full fledged horse lover and together they have brought Veteran Horse therapy to a new level for himself and others.  Jen and Jared together found how horses can heal Veterans Wounds and open up a whole new world of Equine/Animal Therapy for people who need it!  Unfortunately Jared chose to take a different route in life and is no longer with the ranch, but forever & always in Jens heart, soul & her mind and will always be apart of the dream.  Without Jared, Jen would might never have become aware of Combat Veterans Battles, needs and gifts that horse therapy brings or started the next step in the journey Mountain Refuge Ranch in Metaline Falls, WA. Where she is building a Luxury 3 cabin B&B dedicated to Veterans and will also be open to general public.  There will always be a Loving Hope Jared will find his way back to Jens Life and Continue the dream they found together.

Spokane Trail Rides and Boarding today includes a full service boarding stable, Private Trail Rides for the general public, Lessons for all ages, Veteran Therapy, Natural Horsemanship Training, Future possible Carriage Rides, family petting ranch days and parties!

Horses, Draft Horses, Miniature Cattle, rabbits, chickens, alpacas', mini goats, wolf hybrids, Great Pyr's, Anatolians, cats and ranch dogs are all abundant at the ranch!  Jen is a true country wo9man with a love for all kinds of animals!  Her passion is to share them with people and continue the dream!

Jens new aspiration is to build a Bed and Breakfast Ranch on her Mtn Property in Metaline Falls, WA, just north of Spokane!


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You wont be disappointed in your ride, we make each ride unique!














**Now offering Horse Boarding and Horse Motel!**

Call Jen 509-227-9077