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Minis and Friends

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • People with Disabilities
  • Seniors


2603 Jones Rd. #230Austin, TX 78745 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

"Little Horses, Big Hearts" Minis and Friends is a group of caring people and horse lovers dedicated to sharing the love and spirit of miniature horses to those who need special, tender care. Minis and Friends brings our mobile herd of trained miniature horse ambassadors to people of all ages who may be suffering mentally, physically or emotionally. Our unique programs tailor activities for children with disabilities, at-risk youth, individuals in transition and elder adults to improve their motor skills, ability to connect, tactile response, use of senses and spirits through interaction with miniature horses.


Mighty Equines In Small Packages

Minis and Friends"is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our organization was specially created by a group of friends who want to share this exciting equine experience with you.

Everyone young and old will enjoy a visit with our small, but mighty, equines. You will see big smiles during a visit with a small horse.

We wish to educate people about the unique ability of the miniature horse to soothe the soul. The human-to-horse bond also warms the soul and opens the heart. We bring a little bit of love to everyone.


Would you recommend Minis and Friends?
3 reviews Write a review
by Jennifer K. from Bath, NH (June 20, 2016)
Minis and Friends does so much for our community. We go to various facilities bringing therapy mini horses to bring smiles, laughter and memories. After each visit we go to, residents are already asking "When are you bringing them back?". It is a gift that these minis have and if you're ever lucky enough to witness it, you are indeed blessed. I do not see an end as far as my volunteer path goes with Minis and Friends.
by Sally I. from Austin, TX (Administrator for this Organization) (June 19, 2016)
Minis and Friends is an amazing organization. They are an all volunteer organization and count on their team of volunteers to help in all aspects to keep it up and running. We are so appreciated and they give credit to their volunteers as well as let us be in videos or a full volunteer video by the University of Texas at Austin PR348 class in a round robin of co-founders/mini-owners/volunteers. They have volunteer training sessions bi-monthly to a couple of months out depending on weather and # of new volunteers attending. Come Join Us! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pz_g68FJIA

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