Who are we and who do we serve?

We the people of Spirit Keeper Equine Sanctuary provide a safe place for retired, elderly, and special needs horses where they are cared for, nurtured, treated with respect, and protected for the rest of their lives. We are made up of a 4 person executive board, 3 person advisory board, a volunteer coordinator, 4 foster homes, and a handful of volunteers. Our main facility is located on Deseos Arabians and Miniatures Ranch in Yoder, Colorado. We currently have 49 horses living at the ranch and another 4 residing in foster homes. Our sanctuary director/founder lives at the ranch along with one of the sanctuary co-founders. These two individuals care for all the animals there 24/7 with occasional assistance from other board members and volunteers. Spirit Keeper Equine relies on board members' salaries from full-time employment elsewhere along with grants and individual donations in order to survive financially. The care of so many animals with special needs is costing about $5000.00 per month on average. This cost includes hay, feed, supplements, farrier/dental/veterinary care, medications, ranch maintenance, electricity, fuel, and shelter costs. We serve the Colorado Springs community and surrounding area of El Paso County. We assist animals in other counties and states when we are able on a case by case basis.

The safety, well-being, and excellent care of the sanctuary residents is our number one priority. We ALWAYS need financial donations and these are tax-deductible. 

Your Help is Welcome!

  • Cleaning Stalls and Pens
  • Cleaning and re-filling waters
  • Preparing feed and assistance with feeding
  • Unloading and stacking grain and hay
  • Fence repair and other maintenance
  • Grooming, vaccinating, medicating, horses
  • Dog walking and hand-grazing horses
  • Donating towards expenses, feed, hay, care!