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Equestrian Spirits, Inc., a Registered 501(c)(3) Public Charity, is a full lifetime (no-kill) holistic shelter.
The majority of our horses are Thoroughbreds. From retired stakes winners to abandoned broodmares our unique program offers opportunities for these horses to redefine their lives.
While one of our rescues won the McClay finals at Madison Square Garden in 1988, others may simply live out their lives grazing in peace at our farm.
“Our sanctuary is based on love, freedom, and the principals of the true art of Classical Horsemanship. With rescue and rehab horses trust is imperative. We cater to each individual’s needs as they arise. With the right balance between the freedom of choice and the enticement of what an animal loves the most, a bond will form between horse and human, allowing the team to achieve their personal desires. Given the choice, most horses will guide themselves in the direction of their greatest ability; while their handler must learn to encourage and reward, careful not to inhibit that forte. As reflected in the wisdom of Xenophon (360 B.C.), ‘Anything forced and misunderstood can never be beautiful.’”
Laurie Wolf’s lifetime career in the equine industry brings vast knowledge and varied abilities to the sanctuary. A diverse history in Show Jumping, Dressage, thoroughbred racing, naturally gaited horses, and Paralympics, Laurie guides the (non-breed specific) herd toward directions in which they find comfort and peace.
Laurie L. Wolf
“My role as veterinary advisor for Equestrian Spirits is to serve as a consultant for general questions of animal care, and to address specific problems in individual animals, if I am the appropriate veterinarian to do so. As a holistic veterinarian, my concern is to identify and treat the roots of a problem, not just its symptoms. ”
Dr. Peck has a strong research background; M.S. in Reproductive Physiology (Equine); 30 years experience in basic, applied, and clinical research. She has post-graduate training and teaching experience in alternative medicine: homeopathy, acupuncture, nutrition, soft tissue therapy, and NeuroEmotional Technique (NET). She is certified in applied kinesiology (functional neurology), kinesiotaping , and thermal imaging. Her clinical interests are: subtle lameness, chronic pain, neuromuscular function, metabolic issues, environmental toxins.
Lynn S. Peck, DVM, MS
“As a teacher and mental health specialist I bring an alternative dynamic into our program of animal rehabilitation. With my health care expertise, organizational skills, and attention to detail, I use my patience and kindness to ensure a quality of life which many have lost. Believing that all lives have a purpose I look for new paths to rebuild their hopes and their comfort.”
Earning bachelor’s degrees in Elementary Education and Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Polly went on to teach over 20 years including 13 years with inner city children. Currently working as a behavior specialist, she is earning a Master’s degree in special education and behavior analysis. Since 1992 Polly has been using and teaching aromatherapies and natural health modalities for people and animals.
“Due to a degenerative disease I suddenly found myself blind. Forced into early retirement I have a personal understanding of what these animals endure through unexpected life changes. My physical challenges drive and direct me to help our animals find their way to rediscovery of purpose.”
As a Paramedic for nearly 27 years and a Firefighter for 7, De possesses a natural comfort with medicine and hard work. Assisting surgery at the Small Animal Emergency Center in Bradenton, FL, and studying equine psychology and service dog therapy, she focuses her energies towards healing and safety.
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We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover card, American Express, and of course, Paypal account.
You can send a check to our address:
Equestrian Spirits, Inc.
P. O. Box 713
Anthony, Florida 32617
There is not an amount too small nor too large!
If you ever receive a gift card you will not use or would like to purchase one for us, we always appreciate a wide variety of gift cards especially from the following:
One of our many local supply stores
CONTACT OUR SUPPLIERS
If you would like to specifically donate feed, hay, veterinary services, supplements, etc., check out our supplier who accept payments for us and you can contact them directly.
SPONSOR A HORSE
You may sponsor all or part of an individual, with some horses needing more support than others. The average fee for a sponsorship is $250 per month. This covers the majority of their feed, hay and farrier (hoof trimming) bills. A small amount of this also goes to what we term ‘topicals.’*
*Topicals are fly sprays, hoof dressings, common skin ointments, shampoos etc. It does not cover medical washes, horseshoes (if needed), cribbing straps, fly masks, dental work, vet charges, tack, special supplements or medicines.
Volunteer work can be once, weekly, monthly or on a random basis. You do not have to work a minimum of hours or days to be appreciated.
A variety or skills may be of service if you are good at fence repair, tree trimming, painting, or cleaning. If you have a desire to work with the animals they appreciate a good grooming, bath or even a quiet walk with a companion.
You do not need to have skills in animal handling because we teach anyone of any level our way.
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