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GIVE! 2018

For the third year in a row Spirit Keeper Equine Sanctuary was selected as a participant in IndyGive, the yearly campaign to help raise funds for local nonprofits that might otherwise not get much attention. social media, marketing, technology, data management and governance. Matching grants encourage individual giving by doubling an individual donor’s impact if total donations reach the matching grant target. We were able to obtain three matching grants! Thank you to The CE Shop for pledging $1000, to the El Pomar Foundation for pledging $1500, and to Behavior Education LLC for pledging $500. The annual Give! campaign is GOING ON NOW and runs from 1 November through 31 December 2018. The non-profits (and any matching grantors) are profiled in local media outlets and also use the time to host events that help the public become familiar with what they do and how any donation dollars are spent. Each non-profit has a page on the Give! website that describes their purpose and a specific project that Give! funds will be used for. 

Spirit Keeper Equine Sanctuary's 2018 GIVE! goal is to raise enough funds to finish the fencing project started in 2017 (We fell short and still need $7500) and to raise funds for hay. Due to skyrocketing hay cots we are now only able to afford one week of hay at a time which is costing between $630 - $840 EACH WEEK! This equates to $2560 - $3360 every month above what we pay for senior feed, beet pulp pellets, hay and alfalfa pellets, farrier care, dental care, veterinary care, and maintenance. Our resources are tapped and until resource availability, finances, and number of resident horses changes we are no longer accepting admittance applications. We are still offering rehoming assistance, educational programs, special needs boarding, private consultations, and tutoring to teach you how to care for your special needs horse at home. We are hoping for a VERY successful GIVE! 2018 to meet our immediate needs and more!

Thank you all for your time and consideration!


The Spirit Keeper Equine Sanctuary Team

[email protected] 

Spirit Keeper Equine Sanctuary, where we help elderly and special needs horses THRIVE!

Pictured at left in August 2018: Brownie, age 29 

Spirit Keeper Equine Sanctuary is committed to caring for special needs equines at risk of being neglected, sold at auction, sold into the slaughter industry, or euthanized needlessly. We provide these horses with a safe place to live out the rest of their lives. Spirit Keeper provides the veterinary care, dental care, hoof care, individualized nutrition, enrichment, and psychological support needed to ensure each animal experiences comfort and wellness. We offer community education classes, workshops, and clinics in science-based animal husbandry and training, basic equine behavior and handling, and animal emergency preparedness. We have a trainer on our board who provides riding lessons and horse training on a limited basis with monies raised going directly to the care of our resident equines. Learn more about us by viewing our newsletters and fact sheets:

Spirit Keeper FAST FACTS!

Newsletter SPECIAL EDITION! Read it here.


Spirit Keeper Equine Sanctuary was fortunate to be chosen as a 


We Raised: $28,125.00

From: 109 donors

Want to help? You can donate here.

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At-Risk Equines

Spirit Keeper Equine Sanctuary provides a safe environment and comprehensive care for at-risk equines. These are horses in danger of slaughter, euthanasia, abuse, and neglect. Our resident horses may be elderly, have special nutritional requirements, chronic medical conditions, physical disabilities, psychological trauma, or behavioral issues. Their conditions typically prevent them from being ridden or "wanted" by certain individuals and make them unadoptable by rescue organizations; however, these horses may still enjoy an excellent quality of life when properly loved and cared for. 

Other Species

Spirit Keeper Equine provides special needs care, training, rehabilitation, and sanctuary for other animal species on a case by case basis. We are a Rocky Mountain Collie-Sheltie Rescue approved foster home. We assist by providing transport for collies and occasionally other animals from their current location to an approved rescue facility. We currently provide a home or foster care and/or training to potbelly pigs, dogs, cats, snakes, and a chicken. 

Education & Conservation

Spirit Keeper Equine Sanctuary strongly supports science-based medicine, training, animal care, husbandry, rehabilitation, behavioral research, and conservation. We are dedicated to educating our staff and volunteers, board, community members, the general public, emergency responders, and anyone working with animals. We offer seminars, workshops, classes, and courses. The link below will take you to the page on our site for details and more information about our programs. 



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