When people neglect, abuse or abandon their horses, our mission is to intercede on their behalf. Defined by compassion and driven by passion, we have designed our Sanctuary Barn as a permanent home for those innocents’ whose unspeakable suffering coupled with their ages, medical conditions and/or behavioral issues have rendered them unadoptable. They are ours to care for and cherish for the rest of their lives.
Situated on 20 acres of land consisting of large pastures, dry lots, a lean-to and a small hay field, the Sanctuary Barn contains spacious, custom-built stalls that are well ventilated and allow for an abundance of sunlight. Not only are the horses kept comfortable here, their daily exercise routines are tailored to meet their individual needs.
Overseeing the horses are an excellent equine veterinarian, a highly experienced, gentle farrier and a Reiki master who specializes in equine therapy and equine massage. Living on the property are two dedicated and horse-savvy caretakers, and a state of the art surgical/emergency equine hospital is located nearby.
Our devotion to these horses is limitless, as is our capacity to learn from them. They have taught us what it means to be part of a “herd.” They have taught us the importance of correctly reading both human and equine body language. They have taught us how truly creative they are and how intense the bond between us can be.
They have also taught us that abuse, neglect and misunderstanding can leave physical and emotional scars which can take months, even years to heal – if ever. They have taught us that patience and love, coupled with a healthy diet, exercise, medical treatment and ongoing observation can work miracles.
But most of all, they have taught us that a gentle hand, a calming voice and an open mind lets us “hear” them, thereby allowing us to provide them with whatever they need.
Here are the stories of our Sanctuary horses. If you could contribute to their upkeep, won’t you please consider making a tax-deductible donation to us? We can use cash donations, gift cards to farm stores and in-kind donations of stall bedding, grain and treats. They, and we, would be most grateful.
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