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"Helping People and Horses
"A Place of Healing"
Journey to the Heart is a Sanctuary for People and Horses.
The Sanctuary offers Educational Horse Clinics, Equine assisted learning, A Domestic Violence Program and Trauma support.
This Sanctuary was created to provide a peaceful, safe haven for these rescued horses who call this home!! They had been abused, discarded and deemed unadoptable. They are now Thriving and have purpose as Therapy Horses here.
It is Journey to the Hearts desire to bring awareness and education to those who have a love and passion for learning and building a deeper relationship with horses. Journey to the Heart invites healers and clinicians here to share and grow with us. Here we see the importance of addressing both the physical and emotional state of the horse. The focus is on developing a reciprocal connection and communication with the horse. The horses become our teachers and we heal each other. Also through listening to the horse, becoming aware of our intent, we develop a Trust which will help build a beautiful relationship.
Above all it is truly the Heart of the Sanctuary to support those people who want to take action in moving their lives forward in a Healthy Healing way. The Sanctuary offers support through Creating Change and the Domestic Violence Support Program.
The Journey to get here...
I want to share my story with you to help
you understand my motivation for creating
this Sanctuary to help transform the lives of
horses and people. My journey to this place
in my life was not an easy one, but I'm certain
that this is God’s plan for me, and I'm grateful
for the chance to work with amazing people
to create a safe place that can change lives forever.
When I was young, I lived next to a ranch that had wild horses. Watching them run in the pasture was an amazing sight, and I fell in love with them and knew I wanted some of my own. My father told me if I wanted horses, I would have to pay for them, so at the age of 8 I started working weekends at a Horse Ranch so I could bring in money to start my own. I had rescued several horses, built myself a round pen and was working towards my dream.
Unfortunately, my personal life would not be so wonderful. My mother abandoned us when I was young, and I was responsible for helping to raise my younger brothers. As I got older, I was involved in some bad relationships, which included physical and mental abuse. I was left penniless several times, and at one point, all I had was my car and my horse. It was quite a sight to see my driving slowly down the road holding the lead rope to my horse!
Even with all the terrible setbacks, God kept talking to me. He kept telling me He had a plan - and I continued to listen (although sometimes it was very hard). Finally, after all the hard times, and near death experiences I had the opportunity to invest in this now beautiful property to start this Place of Healing. As it has been said, “If you build it, they will come.” And come they did. I already had a few rescue horses, and then word spread that I would take the more difficult horses. We now have 14 horses that have found Home here.
We are now using these horses to also transform the lives of people. My dream is to create a program for battered women so I can share my story and help give them a safe place and provide emotional healing.
Thank you for listening and for all your support and prayers.
"WE are here on Purpose for a Purpose"
Wild Mustangs, Nevada
Physical and Emotional Health