The Sanctuary is located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.
The property consists of several acres of pasture land, one large open and airy shelter and several smaller portable shelters which are used to isolate horses should they require specialized care and to allow for individualized supplement feeding.
The shelters are contained within an area that is well drained and that has high and dry portions that serve the horses well during our rainy seasons here on the west coast of Canada.
In the summer half of the shelters are moved to the pasture areas to provide shade and to allow for much needed choices.
These choices are inherently necessary for their physical and mental health.
Important to the Medicine Herd is the ability to have freedom to move and interact with one another at will.
They have free choice hay and water sources, seasonal pastures and are fed daily vitamin and mineral requirements.
Hoof care is provided by a farrier every 4 - 6 weeks dependent on the individual needs of each horse. Veterinarian care is provided as required while all other routine care such as deworming is carried out by the qualified caregivers at the farm.
The Sanctuary meets and exceeds British Columbia's Equine Code of Practice.
We welcome prearranged visits to the Sanctuary which can be arranged here.
Educational opportunities are available and the Society welcomes opportunities to work with Post Secondary Education Facilities.
Our hope is to become part of an Indigenous Social Work or Counseling Certification.
Contact the Society to express interest.
Your donation toward the ongoing care of the herd, toward visits for those who might not otherwise have the opportunity or toward the fees associated with the location are greatly appreciated.