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Who are we and who do we serve?

We the people of Spirit Keeper Equine Sanctuary  .  .  .  .  .  .  

 .  .  .  provide a safe place for retired, elderly, and special needs horses (and other animals) where they are cared for, nurtured, treated with respect, and protected for the rest of their lives. We believe it is our duty as stewards of Earth to promote harmonious co-existence of all species and do what we can to make sure all species are afforded the opportunity to thrive free from pain and suffering at the hands of humans. We are committed to providing the highest level of compassionate care and science-based husbandry for our resident animals, and to supporting the conservation of their wild counterparts.

In holding with our beliefs, Spirit Keeper Equine Sanctuary seeks to:

• Maintain space, shelter, safety, and sustainability for the horses and other animals we care for;

•broaden human understanding of animals;

•deepen the relationship between humans, horses, and other species; and,

•provide enrichment, education, emergency services, and cooperative care training for the animals we love and the communities we serve. 

We are made up of a 4 person executive board, 2 person advisory board.  Our sanctuary director lives at the ranch along with one of the sanctuary co-founders. These two individuals care for the animals  24/7 with occasional assistance from other board members and interns. Spirit Keeper Equine relies on board members' salaries from full-time employment elsewhere along with grants and individual donations in order to survive financially. The care of so many animals with special needs is costing about $6000.00 per month. This cost includes hay, feed, supplements, farrier/dental/veterinary care, medications, ranch maintenance, electricity, fuel, and shelter costs. 

The safety, well-being, and excellent care of the sanctuary residents is our number one priority. We ALWAYS need financial donations and these are tax-deductible. 

Our immediate goals are SPACE - SHELTER - SAFETY - SUSTAINABILITY for our animals.

Our long term strategic plan is to reach routine sustainability and then focus on 


What our student interns do:

  • Clean Stalls and Pens
  • Clean and re-fill waters
  • Prepare feed and assist with feeding
  • Unload and stack grain and hay
  • Fence repair and other maintenance
  • Grooming, vaccinating, medicating, horses
  • Dog walking and hand-grazing horses
  • Training as time permits.
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