Welcome to Hoofbeats Sanctuary


Hoofbeats Sanctuary is a restorative place where people of all ages impacted by trauma can participate in equine-assisted programs designed to protect, restore and empower horses and humans.  It’s a peaceful and welcoming space, free from pressure for both our clients and herd alike.

Most of the horses and ponies at the sanctuary have also experienced trauma in their lives. They are the perfect teachers. Being part of the process that allows the horses to regain their health, dignity, courage and love of life is enormously empowering for clients who learn that their past doesn’t have to define their future.

Horses don’t worry about your appearance, background, vulnerability or past experiences. In this chaotic world they hold space for you without judgement, offering much-needed emotional security and comfort.


Community is key to all that we are and all that we do. We are a unique non-profit organisation that operates with the support of local volunteers, sponsors, donors and fundraisers – all to benefit some of our community’s most vulnerable members. By having almost no overhead expenses, nearly 100% of donations support sanctuary services and activities that assist our clients and rescue horses.

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members” ~ Coretta Scott King


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We are a charity (operating as a Australia Public Company Limited by Guarantee) fully endorsed as a Public Benevolent Institution, Deductible Gift Recipient and Tax Concession Charity. Kanyini Connections Ltd is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)