Hope. Healing. Resilience.
Our herd of rescued horses is very special. They each have their own story. Some of horrible abuse and neglect, others of abandonment and hardship. We at Medicine Horse Project have seen the resilience these horses have. With often no reason to trust a human, they do. Some having suffered debilitating injury, malnutrition, or victims of physical abuse, recover. Not only do they recover physically, mentally, and emotionally, they become resilient. That is the lesson The Healing Herd has to share with us. Experiencing, conquering, and moving through adversity can stretch our resilient muscles to bring us back, smarter, healthier, and stronger than ever before. There is something powerful about partnering a horse that a human has given up on, with a human that has maybe given up on themself. Hope, healing, and resilience is discovered. This is what the Healing Herd has to offer us. Hope. Healing. Resilience.
Although for most animals that pass through our gates the goal is rescue, rehabilitate and rehome, there are a few that due to age, temperament or limitations due to health will be provided a lifetime of sanctuary at MHP and will become permanent residents. Our goal is to facilitate forever for these animals, but the reality is that for some we may be their forever.
Phoenix joined the herd in 2018 after being abandoned in a rural part of Sacramento County. She is estimated to be approximately 34 to 36 years old, Has had a broken pelvis, previously lamanitic and when we saved her, she had a 4 month old filly, Phoebe, at her side.
Due to age and health concerns, Phoenix will live her remaining days with us.
Mojo joined our herd in 2016. She was adopted directly via the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program and gentled by our very own Morgan Nichols.
Mojo is the inspiration behind some of our healing programs and she is a powerful healer for many participants.
Hoover was born in 2009 and orphaned when his mother suddenly passed when he was only 3 months old.
Hoover is the ranch goofball and he loves his role has a healer and teacher within our programs.
Adeline is approximately 10 years old and has suffered horrible abuse as a roping donkey. Yes, she was roped for sport. After a compassionate and skilled donkey handler rescued her and worked with her for 2 years, it was determined it is best for Adeline to have lifetime sanctuary where she can have limited interactions with humans and
Adeline is approximately 10 years old and has suffered horrible abuse as a roping donkey. Yes, she was roped for sport. After a compassionate and skilled donkey handler rescued her and worked with her for 2 years, it was determined it is best for Adeline to have lifetime sanctuary where she can have limited interactions with humans and just be a donkey.
We are honored to offer this to this very deserving and beautiful soul.
Yes, goats are good medicine also! Wilbur brings so much joy to all who visit the ranch. He is a great confidence builder for those that the horses can feel big and intimidating to.
Blue is Wilbur's less confident and a bit shy brother. These two have many lessons to share with our young visitors about responsibility, empathy and confidence.
Responsible for an immense amount of mischief and comic relief, MHP is home to approximately 26 chickens and guinea fowl.
Bonus is fresh eggs to share with those who visit.
Volunteer. We have volunteer opportunities for every level of horsemanship or for the first time horse handler. We need help feeding, mucking, grooming, and walking the Heal Herd. Resiliency Through Horsemanship. Check out our workshop schedule and register for a unique horsemanship program. The Healing Herd Programs. We offer programs for veterans, women's empowerment, at-risk youth, or anyone seeking a deeper connection with self, nature, or a holistic view of healing.Visit: Come tour the ranch, meet the Healing Herd. Then decide what level of involvement, whether it be a Resiliency Through Horsemanship workshop, volunteering, or a special program that might best suit your journey. Most important, call us. 775-304-0043 or email by clicking Contact Us below.
Your support and contributions will enable us to provide dental visits, farrier services, veterinary care, medicines, food, water, and shelter to these beautiful horses.