BENEFITING: EQUINE SPIRIT SANCTUARY
Equine Spirit Sanctuary incorporated in 2005 with a vision and a mission - to bring horses and people together. In 2015 ESS celebrated the first 10 years of horse rescue and rehab and ESS's successful equine-assisted therapy and learning programs for people, including therapeutic riding for persons with disabilities. We also celebrated the purchase of the facility we had been renting for 8+ years, ensuring that ESS now has a forever home for our equines.
Our programs are in need of funding so we can continue to grow and provide services to persons who could not otherwise afford it and so we can continue to rescue and rehab horses. Currently Equine Spirit Sanctuary is partnering with the Butterfly Healing Center, a 25-bed residential treatment center serving Native American teenagers, to provide equine-assisted therapy services. The pilot program began in September 2015. The goal of this program is to provide guided therapeutic intervention utilizing horses to assist in the treatment of addiction and emotional suffering associated with grief and trauma - central issues impacting the residents of Butterfly Healing Center.
Your donations today will help cover the costs of this pilot program. We look forward to continuing the work with these high risk teens in the coming year.