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To rescue, rehabilitate, and provide lifetime sanctuary for neglected, abused, and unwanted horses.
Where Horses & Veterans Find Solace
Hidden Hollow Horse Sanctuary was founded by Alex and Eric Kincaid to provide lifetime sanctuary for unwanted horses and to bring them together with military veterans for experiences that benefit both horse and human. The organization offers training in natural horsemanship, in a peaceful setting, free to military veterans, to promote mindfulness and personal growth.
Ours is the story of bringing together two passions: veterans and horses. Shortly after the Kincaids decided to create a lifetime sanctuary for unwanted horses, a Marine told them about his quest for peace after serving in combat. He found what he sought one day while riding a horse on a mountain ridge. Looking down on either side at steep drop-offs, this veteran experienced mindfulness – living in the present moment while trusting the horse. Mindfulness is what we seek to achieve in our own interactions with these magnificent animals, and what we hope others will experience as they learn to communicate with, trust, and gain the reciprocal trust of, the horse.
Your sponsorship can help us in many ways.
Any donation helps us cover the cost of all food, farrier, and vaccinations for the horses. Besides daily requirements for food, farrier, and veterinary care, the horses and veterans receive training together in natural horsemanship techniques, to prepare them for rides in the Idaho wilderness. Your support allows us to cover the cost of training horses for veteran trail rides, as well as for other operational costs for the rescue, such as repairs, fencing, and shelter.
The sanctuary has no paid employees. We operate solely on the service of volunteers or contracted service providers, such as our farrier, veterinarian, and horse trainer. Therefore, 100% of your donation goes directly to help train and care for horses and the veterans who participate in the program.