Many horses come to the rescues we partner with after being in abusive situations, and it takes a lot of work to get them to trust humans again. Here is Darlene working with a rescued horse, allowing him to feel safe around her.
Introducing the E.E.T. Property Manager, Mr. Bojangles. He roams around the hills of Caliente, CA and makes sure everyone is doing their job.
Marce Olson is working with Pumpkin on some stretching exercises to help release tension in his leg and shoulder at Special Spirit Therapeutic Riding Center. His tongue sticking out is his way of telling her it's working.
Although our primary focus is on horses, we're pretty big fans of donkeys too. These funny fellas happily live at one of our partner ranches, Four Winds.
One of our veterans, Barbara, with a wild mustang at the Lifesavers Wild Horse Sanctuary. This was during the "Wild Horse Warriors" retreat sponsored by EET and Lifesavers with a group of 6 female veterans and 6 wild mustangs.
Genee, one of our veterans, has completed her Masterson Method Advanced 5-Day Seminar, and is now moving on to the extensive Field Work course. After this, she will be a Masterson Method Certified Practitioner, and can have a career healing horses in pain.
One of the rescued beauties at Lifesavers in Lancaster, CA
One of our veterans with Will Friday at her first day of Intro to Horse Communication, learning that the softest of touch can produce huge results in a horse.
Marce Olson (a Masterson Method Practitioner) is showing Kaylee (a riding instructor at Special Spirit Therapeutic Riding Center) some therapeutic techniques for walking a horse who is holding pain and tension in his neck . *Kaylee's cute bunny ears were for Easter weekend.
One of our veterans, Genee, with a wild mustang at Lifesavers Wild Horse Sanctuary. This was during the "Wild Horse Warriors" retreat sponsored by EET and Lifesavers with a group of 6 female veterans and 6 wild mustangs.
One of our veterans, Michelle Meredith, with a wild mustang at the Lifesavers Wild Horse Sanctuary. This was during the "Wild Horse Warriors" retreat sponsored by EET and Lifesavers with a group of 6 female veterans and 6 wild mustangs. She has connected strongly enough with the horse to be able to instruct it with just her voice.
Sometimes horses find comfort in the companionship of other horses. Journey (the rescued Percheron horse on the left) will allow Darlene and Terry to work with him as long as Gretchen (a Lifesavers resident Percheron horse on the right) is with him. Gretchen has a calming effect on many of the rescue horses that arrive at Lifesavers Rescue.
For the first time ever, horses were brought INTO the Long Beach VA, where we participated in a “Veterans Women’s Wellness” day. Horses and volunteers were provided to us by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse.
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