Let Our Horses Heal Your Soul.
Could you use some time out in nature, helping to care for our rescued and surrendered horses and their home, as well as our other farm animals? Spend time doing something that is healing and strengthening for your mind, body and soul, with like-minded folks who make up this all-volunteer family, most of whom have served, or live with someone who has served? Get some good hard physical work outdoors [with natural social distancing] doing something that really matters? Join this family of folks who feel blessed to get to be a part of this thing that God is building?
1. Horse Sanctuary Program: We provide a forever home for horses, and other farm animals, who have been through neglect or starvation, or are surrendered to prevent going to auction/slaughter. They live in as natural an environment as we can provide, with an infinity track, pastures for grazing, natural water sources, and true natural handling. They are all together all the time, barefoot and beloved. Our program is full and we cannot accept any more horses at this time, but we may be able to help you find a home for your horse.
2. Horses & Heroes Equine Learning Program: Veterans and First Responder [active or retired] can join our civilians volunteering, with an added variety of horse opportunities saved primarily for you. Come and take lessons on natural horse care and communication, ground training, and eventually arena and trail riding if you would like, always at no cost to you. Your immediate family can join us also with these lessons for a very reduced price. Horses are the very best therapists and teachers and we could sure use your help caring for them, as they are dealing with their own post traumatic symptoms.
3. Horses & Heroes Ranch Life Mentoring Program: Veterans and First Responders can join our team of mentors [to teach or to learn] the basics of a new trade. Work with peers, and our civilian volunteers, learning carpentry, welding, plumbing, electrical, farrier [hoof trimming], metal work, pasture and pond maintenance, ranch cooking, gardening, and more. Learn new skills on projects and events here at the sanctuary, with skilled and experienced mentors. There is no cost for these lessons for you or your immediate family, as you help to build out and care for our property.
4. Herdmate [Civilian Volunteer] Program: We are a simple, loving and nurturing family of adults who pitch in to care for our sanctuary grounds and our four-footed members, as well as this nonprofit business. No horse experience needed to start learning deeply natural gentle horse care and communication. Work when you want, at what you enjoy, as well as new skills in every area of ranch life. Please don’t expect to ride, that is mostly saved for our veterans and first responders. Come do some real physical work . . . get filthy with us!