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Sanctuary Program


Where Second Hand Minis Give First Class Love 


We do believe in humanly euthanizing when certain criteria has been met: if there is no quality of life, the miniature is terminal, or suffering. However, some horses are not adoptable immediatly or will require special care the rest of their lives, what then?

  • What to do with a miniature that can have a happy life with the right balance of care and maintenance?

  • What to do you do with a miniature that could get hurt during horse play in a “normal” healthy herd? 

  • Is it ethical to euthanize a happy animal just because it needs special care for an extended time or may never be considered adoptable?


More and more rescue miniatures need specialized care for a period of recovery or the rest of their lives. So what happens to them? What is the answer?


 The solution to this dilemma is simple, a sanctuary program has been created for our most “delicate” ones. In the sanctuary program, they can either recover to be adopted at a later date or become a permanent resident. 


Poem by Athey Thompson 


I shall
Gather up
All the lost souls
That wander this earth
All the ones that are alone
All the ones that are broken
All the ones that never really fitted in
I shall gather them all up
And together we shall find our home

Current Sanctuary Horses

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Delilah is completely blind. She is best friends with Goliath and Wren who help her get around.

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Wren has a spinal deformity that she was born with that makes her vulnerable to injury. Goliath has mobility issues that require chiropratic maintenance. She is a wild mustang at heart and he is a cuddle bug. 

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Anne Bonny is our pirate girl. She had a wire injury that was not treated and lost part of her leg. When she came to ETMHD she was in very bad condition. Now she runs with the prosthetic and homemade support. 

Help us care for the sanctuary minis by becoming a monthly donor.

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