To rescue horses and ponies, mules and burros, to include all equine species, from endangerment b through neglect, physical and emotional abuse and/or abandonment and to provide a permanent, no-kill sanctuary for said equine animals.
1) to provide permanent residence, to promote optimum physical health and emotional rehabilitation to highest potential for individual horses;
2) to offer optimum re-socialization skills for each horse based on their individual experiences and history;
3) to provide opportunities of mutual benefit through interaction with children and adults participating in Equine Facilitated Learning activities, natural horsemanship, equine husbandry and management skills, Community Service for at-risk youth and mentoring and internship programs when appropriate for each individual horse
Our execution of purpose will be based on a foundation of optimum health and safety for our rescued equines, staff, volunteers, interns and mentees while cultivating the highest possible outcome for the animals; providing educational and training opportunities for said equines, staff, volunteers, interns and mentees, to include raising community awareness through our many programs.
Our core values are: optimal health, safety and socialization for the horses; to ensure dignity and respect for each individual animal; to use mindfulness in every interaction with each horse; and finally, to cultivate each horse’s potential through natural and kind training methods.
Our Guiding Philosophy:
Based on scientific research measuring brain activity, all mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and other species are now considered to be sentient beings like humans. Recent studies have shown neural transmitter responses similar to humans in all species when they are exposed to experiences of attachment, fear, separation, play and others. Each individual creature living on earth deserves the same respect and dignity we often give to each of our human companions. Through this mutual respect and appropriate training and play, we can educate and train consensual leadership skills, mutual aid and community building skills, sustainable lifestyle skills and optimal physical and emotional health for all.
Safety is a primary focus for all, horses and humans.
Authenticity, individuality, authentic community and consensual leadership are our core values.
All are welcome, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or challenges of body or mind.
Nature and the environment are to be treated with respect and consideration.