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We train cooperative care behaviors. Least intrusive, most effective is our policy!

"Rapture" 24 February 1982 - 26 October 2020

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Check out our Spirit Keeper Equine Sanctuary YouTube channel!

  On our channel we introduce you to individual horses; and, we also post videos about our daily operations, interviews, equine educational topics, details about hay/feed, fundraising, and any current news! Like our videos and be sure to SUBSCRIBE to our channel so you don't miss out on anything! Our goal is to reach the 1000 subscriber mark which is when our non-profit can start earning revenue for ads that run before and after our videos. THANK YOU!

Featured Video: Equine Enrichment at Spirit Keeper

Latest News: 2021 Services and Sustainability Status

We are happy to continue supporting Pikes Peak Community College by offering internship opportunities to students in the Zoo Keeping Technology program. We have two working interns for spring semester that will complete their internships in May 2021. We are accepting applications for summer and fall 2021. 

Spirit Keeper Equine Sanctuary is unable to admit horses into our sanctuary program at this time due to limited resources and lack of sufficient funding. Current resources and funds are being used to provide hay/feed, veterinary services, dental and hoof care to maintain our population of 45 horses. We ARE still providing special needs boarding, re-homing assistance, and training. We are not accepting visitors at this time due to the on-going pandemic. We are happy to provide live virtual or pre-recorded tours and educational content upon request. We can provide behavioral and training consultations virtually as well. 

If you would like to help we accept donations of equipment, feed, hay, and services. Please check with us to find out about our greatest needs prior to donating. Financial donations may be made via PayPal Giving, Facebook, GoFundMe, Benevity, or direct mail. You may also choose us as your eBay, Good Search, or Amazon Smile charity! 

Please consider monthly donations, if we could get 1000 people to give just $5 a month the horse's feed and hay would be covered, leaving us able to focus on dentals, additional veterinary diagnostics, facility maintenance and improvements, and equipment. 

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. 

Spirit Keeper Equine Sanctuary was fortunate to be chosen as a 

2016, 2017, and 2018 GIVE! NON-PROFIT

We Raised: $23,000 in 2016, $28,000 in 2017, and $16,000 in 2018

(Unfortunately we were unable to participate in GIVE 2019 and cannot participate in GIVE 2020 because we could not afford the required participation fee). 

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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.