Hoofbeats Sanctuary is a safe space for those who have been impacted in some way by trauma, abuse or neglect to come together and help rehabilitate horses and ponies that have also experienced trauma, abuse or neglect in their lives.
Unloved, neglected, uncertain, fragile, weak, frightened and withdrawn is how a rescue horse appears at the start of the rehabilitation process – which is very much how many of our clients see themselves.
Throughout the rehabilitation process, clients see the horses grow in confidence and strength, find friends and assume their rightful place in the herd (community).
Being part of the process that allows the horses to regain their health, dignity, courage and love of life is enormously empowering. Importantly, clients learn that what has happened in the past does not have to define what happens in the future.