Horse Caregivers Needed to Care for Rescued Polish Arabians Repurposed as Therapy Horses
The PEGASUS RISING Project
Our undomesticated herd was rescued from a life of abuse by neglect and is now paying it forward by providing equine assisted therapy to military service members and their families as they struggle to reintegrate after their loved ones return from duty overseas. All of the therapeutic sessions involve groundwork (no riding) and we work with the herd as equals without any form of domination.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About The PEGASUS RISING Project
26002 Bear Valley Heights Road, Escondido, CA 92027, US
The mission of The PEGASUS RISING Project is to partner horses and humans for healing.
Pegasus Rising rescued a family of neglected Polish Arabians and has repurposed the herd to pay it forward by assisting in the emotional healing of combat veterans and their families struggling to reorient and integrate back into their civilian and family lives. Experiential in nature, participants learn by interacting with the herd members on the ground, rather than through riding, teaching how they can successfully approach challenges and better understand and relate to themselves and others.
In excess of 60 volunteers have come on board to assist on this project. Unpaid volunteers care for this special family of horses mornings and evenings daily.