W I L D H O R S E L I V I N G
Our 40-acre Sanctuary is located roughly 25 minutes east of Sherwood Park, AB in the wild prairies of Amiskwacîwâskahikan. Nestled amongst multiple nature parks, providing opportunities for a variety of adventures and experiences.
Here, we offer a unique style of horse boarding, which gives back to the domestic horse a chance at living their most luxurious, fulfilling, & species appropriate life.
Surrounded by rolling hills and wetlands, this sacred space is a healing haven - supporting both horse & human on their journey towards greater universal connection.
With a herd cap of 13 horses, we aim to provide the best possible care and quality of living for our herd, while also preserving and reconciling with the land.
Our paddock systems are built in accordance with the energy grid of the land, complementing the seasons of the changing winds; set up in a way which encourages frequent and diverse movement, deeply nourishing rest and relaxation, as well as safe and suitable feeding and shelter year round.
In the winter months the horses are merged into a large herd, and have full access to both front paddocks. In the summer months the horses can either wander and graze the front meadows freely, or reside on the 4,500 ft. long paddock paradise track system.
Each paddock system has free-choice full time access to trees for shade and natural protection, open spaces to run, play, and sun bathe, hills to climb & use as wind break, fresh drinking water, well spread out hay (alleviating stress and resource guarding), pink himalayan mineral salt, kelp,
and large shelters bedded with straw.
This abundance fosters happy, healthy horses - helping to holistically soothe and heal pain bodies, health hiccups, and "problem" behaviors that are unfortunately still so
commonly missed and misunderstood.
Our barn holds a heated wellness room with a toilet room, sink, fridge, kettle, and microwave; as well as an apothecary for storing first-aid supplies, herbs, feed, supplements, and health / essential care records.
The main barn is well insulated but unheated to help keep the horses more comfortable. It consists of a tack room to store your horses’ belongings, 5 large stalls for the option of grooming at liberty, a fire cauldron to warm the space on those extra cold ones, a picnic table, a radio, our beautiful flow room, and wi-fi.
Within the next few years, we aim to add a solarium to the barn, soft mats to the stalls, and finish developing the outdoor obstacle / enrichment park, community garden, outdoor healing space attached to our large rehab stall, and I'm sure so much more!
A barefoot specialist visits the barn twice per month, giving the option of having horses' hooves trimmed on a 2, 4-, 6- or 8-week cycle.
The considerate handling of each horse during essential services can be available as needed for no additional cost. Though the cost of these services, including trimming, supplements, etc. is not included in board fees.
We call our sacred land "Sanctuary", our barn the "Heart Centre", and our herd "Family" all for good reason. Allow us to care for your beloved with the depth and detail they so deserve, and let this space hold you, your stories, and your love.