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In late 2023 we met our goal of donating 1000 pairs of boots worldwide to help horses in need…and we’re not slowing down! When you buy Cavallo Hoof Boots, you participate in this contribution to the well-being of people and horses!

At Cavallo, we assist horses by providing comfort and protection. We serve rescues, therapy organizations and horse owners by alleviating the pain of lameness. It’s why we deserve to be here as founding pioneers, leading the hoof care movement. We help with educational initiatives, scientific research, behaviour and wellness studies, disaster relief funds, and emotional support for seniors, sick children, and PTSD and abuse victims. We support keeping the horse and human bond intact through riding associations, riding groups and training programs.

Here are some of the facilities you have helped support with free Cavallo Hoof Boots:

North American Mounted Police Units 

From Mounted Police, to Search and Rescue Units and community watch units, Cavallo gives back to our North American mounted Patrol Unit Members.

Community - Patrick the Pony, Equine assisted therapy
Community Pony – Patrick the Pony / Mayor of Cockington, UK

Patrick The Pony, first and foremost, is a therapy pony who works visiting hospice patients, sick children and adults in hospital, seniors and others in need of wonderful company! Patrick mainly works around Devon, UK and in recent years he also provides support to his community as the elected Mayor of Cockington. Patrick’s sweet, gentle characteristics help many to feel positive and calm during very difficult times. 

Honey’s Mini Therapy Adventures

Their purpose is to use miniature horses to enhance quality of life. Individuals of all ages and limitations with physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral disabilities find comfort, empowerment, self-esteem, unconditional love, strength, and therapeutic interaction while working with mini horses. They also train and provide minis as service animals to persons with disabilities, and work to educate the general public on the mental health benefits of visiting mini horse therapy.

St. Jude Research hospital Cavallo Hoof Boots
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Cavallo is proud to donate to ongoing equestrian events that raise funds to support St. Jude. The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of their founder, Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion, or a family’s ability to pay.

Brianna Noble's Urban Cowgirl Ranch uses Cavallo Hoof Boots
Urban Cowgirl Ranch – California

Remember Brianna Noble, the brave girl who rode her horse downtown during the Black Lives Matter movement? Her Urban Cowgirl Ranch is an inspiring model of sustainable feeding and waste management.  This allows the ranch to thrive, which impacts their communities through fun, equine experiential learning and agricultural education. For most inner-city youth and families, this is a world they have never had the opportunity to view or experience. Urban Cowgirl is working to chnage that! 

Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue
Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue

We’re proud that HOP trusts us to send boots to help their recovering equines. The Heart of Phoenix mission is to save the horses of Appalachia through collaboration, education, and the provision of equine resources. They work throughout much of Appalachia as a united group of individuals, volunteers, and partners improving the outlook for horses of all breeds and backgrounds (empowering horse owners, too!). With nearly 1,000 equine lives saved thus far, they are succeeding. What an organization! 

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My Lovely Horse Rescue – Ireland

The MLHR mission is to save as many animals as they can, to educate the humans who own them and to work with law enforcement agencies, animal welfare bodies and members of the public to achieve this. They hope that Ireland can become a world leader in animal health and welfare. They hope for a society with zero tolerance for animal neglect and abuse. MLHR rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes equines and other animals, and work cooperatively with government, law enforcement, non-governmental animal welfare bodies, the private sector and the public to achieve their goals.

Compton Cowboys use Cavallo Hoof Boots for equestrian programs
Compton Cowboys – USA

Consisting of seven cowboys and one cowgirl, the crew works with horses to provide a positive influence on inner-city youth, combat negative and historically inaccurate narratives surrounding the city of Compton, and pay homage to African-Americans in western and equine heritage.

Growing up together as participating members in a local horse program, the Compton Junior Equestrians have been dedicated to the essential core mission of keeping kids ON horses and OFF the streets for over 30 years.

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Tenerife Horse Rescue – Spain

Tenerife Horse Rescue is a community-focused horse and animal sanctuary in Tenerife, Spain. They aim to offer homes to all equines who need a second chance. Horses are their main focus, but they don’t stop here. Their animal sanctuary has a huge array of abandoned animals, all rescued from the island. A sustainably run operation, all electricity is solar, water system pipes are heated using horse manure, all food waste becomes compost and buildings are entirely made from recycled materials and clay.

Matt Parella - the Three Amigos ride across America
Matt Perella – The Three Amigos

Matt Perella, a former Marine who has struggled with PTSD, is still alive today thanks to his service dog and his horse. The three of them now work hard to help veterans in need. Perella, his buckskin quarter horse Buck and his service dog Raffe, recently finished an epic horseback ride across America as “The Three Amigos” to raise awareness and funds to benefit U.S. veterans.

Gerda's Equine Rescue
Gerda’s Equine Rescue

U.S. horses shipped across the borders to Mexico & Canada daily; their meat used for human consumption. This is a demise fraught with intense terror and abuse during transport. Gerda’s primarily rescues horses from auction as their lives are in imminent danger, and Cavallo Boots help the ones struggling with painful hoof issues. They save the ones we can; giving them a chance to live out their lives, happy and loved.

Ebony Horsewomen Therapeutic Riding Centre
Ebony Horsewomen Therapeutic Riding

In 1984, Patricia E. Kelly, a U.S. Marine Corp Vietnam-era veteran and African-American cowgirl, founded Ebony Horsewomen, Inc. Her inspiration for starting EHI came from an inner-city child who asked her, “is that a real horse?” Her dream was to level the playing field for inner-city youth, to give them access to the same opportunities, resources, equine-based programming, and equine-assisted therapy as their suburban counterparts. EHI has become the regional leader in providing Culturally Competent Equine Assisted Therapy and Psychotherapy. Mental health professionals, MSW, and BSW students can earn Continuing Education Credits (CECs) approved by NASW/CT.

Hollywood Hill Saddle Club - horse club Washington
Hollywood Hill Saddle Club

The Hollywood Hill Saddle Club is a volunteer-run public park located in Woodinville, Washington. This riding club is all about community, and they offer many disciplines for all riders. Any age and any experience level are welcome! They learn, compete, and ride together. 

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International 

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International® (PATH Intl.®) was formed in 1969 to promote safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for individuals with special needs. At 877 member centers, more than 62,000 children and adults—including 5,500 veterans—may find improved health, wellness, fun and a sense of pride and independence through involvement with horses. PATH Intl. celebrates ability, optimism, diversity and a shared love of equines.

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Oak Tree Animals Charity – UK

Oak Tree provides a safe place for equines, cats, and dogs in their time of need. They work to rehome these animals and support good, long-term healthy relationships between animals and their owners in their community.

Back Country Horsemen of British Columbia BCHBC
Back Country Horsemen of British Columbia

BCHBC is a member driven organization formed and registered as a Provincial not-for-profit society in 1991. A unique group of individuals, diversified in background, age and experience, who share a great appreciation for, and actively take part in, all aspects of recreational trail riding – front and back country, including trail building. 

Andy Robinson - Weald & Downland Living Museum
Andy Robinson, Working Animals Supervisor – Weald & Downland Living Museum

For Andy Robinson, a big part of his job at the Weald & Downland Living Museum is working the draft horses on the farm and around the Museum site. They farm the land as much as possible, using traditional methods to represent how rural communities in the past would have worked. The historical period they cover at the Museum means tractors were only just in their infancy, so they rely on horses and horse-drawn mechanisms, just as our ancestors did. Cavallo donates BFB Boots & Buckle Straps to Andy, to assist his horses when needed.

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Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary

Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary is situated in Antrim, Northern Ireland. They operate a permanent sanctuary for rescue horses, dogs, cats & chickens. They also offer a re-homing service & specialize in animal rehab and owner education. They’ve been helping the animals of their community for over 25 years.

Back Country Horsemen of Washington BCHW
Back Country Horsemen of Washington

Their purpose is to use miniature horses to enhance quality of life. Individuals of all ages and limitations with physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral disabilities find comfort, empowerment, self-esteem, unconditional love, strength, and therapeutic interaction while working with mini horses. They also train and provide minis as service animals to persons with disabilities, and work to educate the general public on the mental health benefits of visiting mini horse therapy.

Emily's Memorial Horse Show
Emily’s Memorial Horse Show

We are honoured to support this cause. On 18 November 2013, 17-year-old Emily’s parents’ world fell apart when their daughter lost her battle with depression and ended her own life. They had to figure out how to live without her and decided that they needed to pick themselves up off their knees and honour Emily’s memory by helping other adolescents who struggle with mental unwellness. Since 2016, Emily’s Memorial has raised substantial funds for child, adolescent, and family mental health programs, their equine therapy program, and other much-needed initiatives.

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Border Horse Slaughter Rescue

In the United States, countless unwanted, abandoned, and sick horses end up in kill pens until they’re shipped to slaughter in Mexico. Sadly, these horses face a grim end, enduring abuse and starvation along the way before being cruelly killed. Border Horse’s mission is to save these horses from slaughter, provide them with medical care and rehabilitation and find them a forever home. They are able to do this with support given from their Border Horse friends and supporters.

Happy heart Happy Home Rescue
Happy Heart Happy Home Farm & Rescue

Happy Heart-Happy Home rescues and rehabilitates old workhorses in their senior years of life. They care for almost 40 equines, a vast majority have worked hard their entire lives, and been dumped at auction, destined for slaughter. They suffer from chronic ailments such as osteoarthritis, lymphedema, organ failure, and the most common…emotional trauma. The HHHH mission is to give them peace by fixing their external AND internal scars. They are also beginning to offer equine therapy to people suffering from emotional trauma and mental disabilities.

noble island Ranch & Rescue
Noble Island Ranch & Rescue

Noble Island Ranch & Rescue Inc.’s purpose is to support and facilitate the prevention of cruelty to animals by providing refuge and care to stray, abandoned, abused and neglected equines and other animals in their Florida area.

Hearts & Hands Animal Rescue Logo
Hearts & Hands Animal Rescue

Hearts & Hands Animal Rescue is the largest animal sanctuary in San Diego County, California and the main rescue in the USA for endangered zebras and Przewalski’s Horses. The director, Nancy Nunke, is considered the United State’s pre-eminent wild equid trainer and a bonafide “Zebra Whisperer.” Hearts & Hands Animal Rescue takes in much more than zebras – they have rescued horses, mini horses, camelids, birds, zorses, a zonkey, goats and other species that have been abandoned, abused, injured or neglected.

Peaceful Pastures Ranch Rescue Florida
Peaceful Pastures Ranch

Peaceful Pastures Ranch is a 501(c)3 that provides new life, rehabilitation, and sanctuary for abused, neglected, and unwanted horses. Utilizing various therapeutic modalities including Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy, their on-staff licensed therapists provide intensive therapy and counselling services. Peaceful Pastures Ranch promotes healing together by creating partnerships instead of patients.


British Columbia SPCA

The SPCA’s mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in BC. We first got involved with them when Cavallo CEO, Greg Giles, contacted them to help after reading about a farm where dozens of severely neglected miniature horses were seized – many suffering from serious hoof ailments. We are pleased to report that all of these minis have found loving homes, and are on the road to recovery. 

Freedom’s Gate Equine Rescue

Freedom’s Gate Equine Rescue was born as a result of the enormous amount of horses that are abused and/or sent to slaughter for human consumption every year.  Our founders have so much compassion for these animals that they couldn’t stand by and let it continue without trying to help in any way possible. Thus, Freedom’s Gate was founded: an equine rescue where horses can come to decompress, get the health care and rehabilitation they need, receive handling and training, and eventually get paired up with their forever family!

Cavallo Gives to Rowley Ranch

Rowley Ranch gives horses a second chance. They specialize in the retirement, retraining, and re-homing of horses. At Rowley, they treat every horse as though they were their own, no matter the size or breed.  They frequently get horses coming in that have hoof issues that need to be addressed, and this is where the need for Cavallo Boots come in.  Rowley Ranch is a sprawling 30 Acre privately owned facility in Marion, IL, with manicured pastures, barn, and plenty of options for individualized care.

Equine Trail Sports

Equine Trails Sports is an inclusive recreational riding organization. Enjoy the variety of Trail Challenges, Obstacle Courses, and Recreation Rides in a fun and family friendly environment. Enjoy access to private ranch lands and beautiful public parks while bonding with your horse.  Create friendships with best friends you have yet to meet.  Events are open to all breeds of horses, donkeys and mules!  

Monty Roberts: The Movement

One of the most accomplished horsemen on the planet, Monty Roberts could now, in his later years, be resting on his laurels — but that’s not his style. In his spare time, he hosts a very meaningful, yearly event called “The Movement”. This transformative two-day journey helps attendees discover the unique power of horses to find mindfulness, to learn and apply non-violent forms of communication and leadership and to help humans and horses live better lives. Cavallo proudly supports this worthwhile event.

red feather equine rescue
Red Feather Equine 

Red Feather Equine rescues equines from situations that are abusive, endangering and neglectful. These situations include livestock auctions, law enforcement & animal control agency rescues, unclaimed strays, owner surrenders in dire situations and irresponsible breeding. They also work to inform the public of these situations to put a stop to animal abuse and irresponsible breeding.

Dink Ponies Mini Horse Therapy UK
Dinky Ponies

Dinky Ponies is an organization that takes their mini-Shetland therapy ponies to visit care homes, schools, and hospitals in and around Swindon, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire UK. Dinky Ponies (with the ponies mostly visiting children’s birthday parties throughout the summer months).

Cito's Horse Rescue California
Cito’s Rescue

Ruth Altman is a veterinarian who grew up riding horses and learning about their care. At the height of the Covid pandemic, Dr Altman’s dream of owning an Andalusian became possible, when Cito, a six year old, became available for adoption. He had been rehomed four times, was green broke, and Dr. Altman was thrilled with the opportunity to open her home as a safe haven for this beautiful animal. And the rest is history – Cito’s Rescue was born! She incorporated Cito’s Rescue as a non-profit to continue providing any and all assistance possible to these beautiful and spiritual animals.

Freedom Reigns Ranch


Providing mentor sessions, free of charge, to children and young adults who have been through trauma and other life challenges. Thompsons Station, TN

Hearts for Hooves and Paws Rescue
Hearts for Hooves and Paws
Hearts for Hooves and Paws in West Virginia has done its best fostering, vetting, and re-homing animals in need. They are a 501c(3) licensed non-profit organization that specifically helps special needs animals, those in emergency situations or animals scheduled needlessly for euthanasia.
Humanity for Horses Rescue
Humanity for Horses Foundation

Humanity for Horses is a non-profit organization located on Vancouver Island, BC Canada. They have rescued over 630 horses from slaughter since 2015. They currently have many horses available for adoption and some who are permanent residents of the rescue, due to health or age. HFHF aims to save, protect and improve the lives of horses in BC. 

Bear Valley Rescue
Bear Valley Rescue

In 2004, Bear Valley Rescue in Alberta became involved in rescue when they learned about PMU (Pregnant Mare’s Urine) farms. The PMU industry started with the advent of hormone replacement therapy for women. These farms bred mares to collect their urine during pregnancy. A downturn in the industry occurred due to concerns about cancer in women taking PMU drugs, and Bear Valley started buying pregnant mares that were being culled. The rest is history. The rescue now has about 150 horses in care and has found wonderful homes for many more.

Elite Equine Horse Rescue, Colorado
Elite Equine Rescue

Elite Equine Rescue in Colorado provides rehab, re-homing and aftercare to equine athletes who no longer served their previous life and were in jeopardy of being discarded, neglected or even abused. EER evaluates training/skill level and personality traits to determine the long-term care needs of each horse. Then, they pair each horse with an individual that matches their needs. EER is unique in that it’s one of the very few rescues in the USA qualified to provide supportive veterinary care and rehab therapy modalities.

Spirit Winds Ranch Equine Assisted Therapy
Spirit Winds Ranch

For Spirit Winds Ranch, the concept of the ranch is facilitating connection between the ranch horses and the ranch visitors from the ground, as a non-riding facility. The facility offers youth programs built on equine-assisted learning and facilitated equine experiential learning. Laurel, the Founder of SWR was so moved by the suicides of several teenagers in their town a few years ago that she decided it was time to heal the hurt in youth and help them connect with the 1,200-pound animals the way nature intended.

Tender Little Hearts Mini equine therapy
Tender Little Hearts Equine Mini Therapy 

Tender Little Hearts Mini Tales and Equine Assisted Services promote reading encouragement for children, as well as assisted therapy activities for children and adults, people with special needs, development issues or disabilities, veterans with PTSD or those in need of emotional relief therapy, homes serving abused or at-risk children, foster homes and centers, ospice, hospitals, skilled nursing care facilities, senior care centers, memory care facilities and more. 

Mending Arrow Ranch

At Mending Arrow Ranch, the goal is to provide a safe haven for their students. Each child has to deal with their own set of unique challenges. Mending Arrow gives these children a way to experience healing and personal growth through interactions with horses. The ranch serves special needs, disadvantaged and at-risk youth. The only true prerequisite is that kids WANT to participate. A desire to be at the ranch is an indication of a heart willing to try. It is from this willingness that broken hearts and lives can be led toward mending.

Wild Hearts Thoroughbred Adoption Society
Wild Hearts Thoroughbred Adoption Society 

Wild Hearts is a registered charity providing aftercare for retiring thoroughbred racehorses in BC, Canada. This includes rehabilitating, retraining & finding suitable, forever homes for racehorses coming off the track. Wild Hearts works directly with concerned and caring owners when their horses are retiring. Horses accepted into the program experience a peaceful transition with friends, freedom, & space to roam and forage while they begin re-training under saddle to prep for their new homes and next adventures.

Annie's Therapeutic Companions Mini horse therapy
Annie’s Therapeutic Companions

Annie’s Therapeutic Companions is a Pet Partners-registered animal therapy team in Dublin, Texas. The organization is run by volunteers who own and train their own animals and serve the public with them. Annie’s teams are extensively trained and have special certification in Animal Assisted Crisis Response. They are on call 24/7 to support to first responders, schools, hospitals, and communities in times of crisis.

Reigning Grace Ranch Horse Rescue
Reigning Grace Ranch

Reigning Grace Ranch is an Arizona desert sanctuary where they bring together human and horse to create life-changing opportunities for both. They work to empower and inspire youth, families, veterans, first responders and individuals to live the life they desire through experiential equine programs. They are a unique nonprofit that relies almost exclusively on volunteers.

AERO - Arizona Equine Rescue Org
AERO – Arizona Equine Rescue Org

AERO is a small 501c3 non-profit with a BIG impact on its community through its all-volunteer services. They provide rescue and rehabilitation of law enforcement equine rescue cases, assist horse owners in distress, provide emergency response animal technical rescue, and provide community education, and at-risk youth programs since 2001.

North East Texas Wild Tribe Rescue logo
North East Texas Wild Tribe Rescue

The Tyler and Kilgore, TX areas can find loving care at North East Texas Wild Tribe Rescue, a nonprofit horse rescue. They provide horse rehoming services for neglected and at-risk horses. With more than 14 years of experience, they know how to nurture horses suffering from starvation or injury, offering education events, rescue, rehabilitation, surrender and seizure services.

Raising Hope Ranch Home for Girls
Raising Hope Ranch

Raising Hope Ranch is a safe place for troubled young girls to find healing. The ranch offers a combination of structure, professional therapy, horsemanship and guidance through a love for God. Slowly but surely here, one by one, miracles are happening, healing is taking place, battles are won, and children are returning home ready to face life with a healthy outlook. 

Laughing Pony Rescue
Laughing Pony Rescue

The Laughing Pony’s mission is to rescue and rehabilitate all breeds of neglected or abused horses. They work to restore and train these horses so they can be matched to a loving and forever home. They also provide educational materials to the public about the plight of horses and promote the use of horses for therapeutic purposes – helping people with limited physical or mental disabilities to improve their current state or provide enjoyable respite.

Saving Grace Mini Horse Rescue logo
Saving Grace Miniature Horse Rescue

Saving Grace is an animal welfare organization in Michigan dedicated to providing a safe haven for healing and rehabilitation. Through the charitable efforts of their donors and volunteers, they strive to provide help, hope and loving life-long homes to miniature equines that have been seized, surrendered or suffered gross abuse and neglect.

Shut the Door Farm Rescue
Shut the Door Farm Rescue & Animal Sanctuary

All of the animals at Shut the Door have a story to tell. And their latest stories would be of a very kind woman who opened her door to them to give them safety and the necessities of life. Sarah, STD’s founder, had a dream since childhood of saving all of the animals on the planet and of having a big farm where she could provide a home for all of the creatures who needed one. And, well, here she is! Dreams do come true. 

Competitive Trail Riders Association

The B.C. Competitive Trail Riders Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and improving the rapidly growing sport of Competitive Trail Riding in B.C. It is patterned after NATRC (North American Trail Riding Conference) and operates in conjunction with CaLDRA (Canadian Long Distance Riding Association).

Hasty’s Haven Horse Rescue

The folks at Hasty’s Haven in Liberty, SC, work hard to make sure each horse is given the proper care, nourishment and love they need. Equine welfare is their primary concern and their mission is to take in as many nurse mare foals as they can, in order to find them loving homes and save them from a tragic end. At Hasty’s, they feel that horses give us their heart and soul and to disregard or dispose of these beautiful creatures is a violation of that horse as a living being, as well as a violation of our ethical and moral compass.

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Project Comeback

At Project ComeBack, they have set out on a mission to help heal rescue horses and humans. They currently operate out of two locations in Holliston, MA, and Timmonsville, SC.

They find that, through sharing the horse’s story, a person can connect with parts of it, and start to draw parallels to their own healing process. The variety of traumas horses are healing from connect with a variety of lived experiences of the people who come out to help them.

Greener Pastures – BC Standardbred Horse Adoption Society 

Greener Pastures in Surrey, BC,  is a non-profit organization founded in 2003. Their goal is to find long term, forever homes for retired racehorses. The Standardbred is an ideal recreational horse with a calm disposition, sensible mind and a friendly outlook! These are the attributes that have enabled Greener Pastures to adopt out over 50 horses per year. 

Circle F Horse Rescue

Circle F Horse Rescue in Abbotsford, British Columbia, has been rescuing, rehoming, and rehabilitating horses for more than 20 years. They believe that all horses deserve to live happily and peacefully.

Liberated Horsemanship

Liberated Horsemanship is a growing group of selected experts dedicated to helping people and horses by providing multi-disciplinary, science-based information about the care and use of horses through a variety of mechanisms and services.

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Back Country Horsemen of South Carolina

The mission of Back Country Horsemen of South Carolina is to enhance, preserve, and expand access to equestrian trails in their state by partnering with public managers and being of service to them and equestrians in SC.

Dedicated to saving and maintaining their horse trails, they are also introducing a new generation to the joy of riding these trails.

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Santa Cruz County Horsemen’s Association

The mission of Back Country Horsemen of South Carolina is to enhance, preserve, and expand access to equestrian trails in their state by partnering with public managers and being of service to them and equestrians in SC.

Dedicated to saving and maintaining their horse trails, they are also introducing a new generation to the joy of riding these trails.

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Freedom Ride Equine
Freedom Ride rescues horses in kill pens that need saving from slaughter that I am working on! They also walk people through the process if they wish to save a horse, themselves. Many of these horses are in pain and have existing pain & lameness issues, and we donated boots to help to provide comfort while these horses heal. 


Miracle Meadows Ranch THerapy
Miracle Meadows Ranch Therapy
Miracle Meadows Ranch uses animal-assisted therapies and activities to bring physical, emotional, and spiritual healing through the love and compassion of biblical-based principles. They facilitate therapeutic riding events and visits, camps for foster care & low-income families (at no charge to them), a program for women in recovery, and activities for those with dementia.