What we do
EQUINE (DONKEY) THERAPY
Equine Assisted Services With Donkeys
All sessions are conducted by a mental health professional, an Equine Mental Health Specialist. We use ground-based activities to focus on emotional and mental health. All sessions are conducted by Sophie Rainer certified by Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) as Equine Specialist Mental Health and Learning (ESMHL). We use ground-based activities to focus on emotional and mental health. A Mental Health Professional is one site for Equine (Donkey) Facilitated / Assisted Psychotherapy.
We are a rescue organization that rehabilitates, and take care of our donkeys 24/7/365. We have 7 donkeys. 3 of them are rescued. Alfred from the skin trade. Guillermo was rescued in Yuma at the Mexican border. Albert was rescued from a dangerous situation.
A 501(c)(3) organization
Since 2019 we have been providing life-changing equine assisted services. EIN Number: 84-3626799
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SCHEDULE – VOLUNTEER – DONATE
Maybe you or someone you love would benefit from our Equine Assisted Services with Donkey or consider donating some time to help our donkeys and the cause. We appreciate any and all financial support and have grown with small dollar donations for the past 3 years!
SCHEDULE: EFP or EAL Therapy Session.
Schedule Equine Assisted Learning or Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy*
Our Equine (Donkey) Assisted Learning (EAL) promotes personal exploration and behaviors; these sessions are conducted by an ESMHL (Equine Mental Health Specialist and Learning). Our Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP)* conducted by a mental health professional and an ESMHL.
*For Mental Health Professionals
VOLUNTEER: Let’s build something great together!
Our volunteers are the driving force behind our organization. These are the people who dedicate their time and energy to help our clients achieve their goals. Our mission is to help children, adolescents, and adults affected by mental health disorders, diseases, challenges. Opportunities are limitless!
DONATE: help us reach our goal on GoFundMe.
Our 7 Donkeys provide Equine Assisted Services to children and adults with cognitive and behavioral challenges. We are compensated for Equine Assisted Services, but it is not enough to cover the costs to take proper care of our 7 precious donkeys, 3 of whom were rescued from unfortunate circumstances.
What Drives Us
We are dedicted to provide the best equine (donkey) therapeutic and educational opportunities to children, adolescents, and adults with cognitive, mental, and behavioral challenges including the at-risk community and military populations.
Let’s build something great together!
Our volunteers are the driving force behind our organization. These are the people who dedicate their time and energy to help our clients achieve their goals.
Nov 5th 2023 - Holiday Pics with Donkeys
Deborah Brandon a fabulous professional photographer is taking photos of families, friends or just solo shots with our donkeys! Come join us for fun and treats.