Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.

In the Barnyard: February 16, 2017

Even though The Gentle Barn was my dream since I was seven-years-old, I actually founded it eighteen years ago when I discovered an abusive petting zoo and brought many of their animals home to give them the love and care they deserved. Ten…

Do It For Love!

The Gentle Barn was my dream since I was seven-years old, but I had no money, no land, and no confidence to follow my dream. It wasn’t until many years later that I discovered an abusive petting zoo and starting bringing home animals to my little half-acre back yard, that I actually started…

Featured Video: Prince Charming

The Gentle Barn: White Horse Part One The Gentle Barn rushes to save a beautiful white horse who had been abandoned. This is the story of his rescue and homecoming to the barn.

In the Barnyard: February 9, 2017

This week in California was a whirlwind! It is funny how sometimes we go months without any emergencies, and then suddenly everything happens at once. It started with Lazar passing away and Jay and I feeling devastated and so sad that we would never see our gentle giant again. The very next…

Featured Video: Lazar

Meet Lazar, the handsome Belgian Draft, twin sister of Zoe, and friend to all.

A King Amongst Kings

Ten years ago, we went to look at some horses at a local horse rescue. Other organizations know that we take in animals no one else wants, so they call us when they have an animal who is too old, too sick, too lame, or too scared to be adoptable. They told us of two twin horses, brother and sister, who are way too much for a normal adopter to handle but are not doing well separated. They wondered…

In the Barnyard: February 2, 2017

It is time this month to order new hay for our animal sweethearts!

Because our animals are mostly older, and we need to help them get plenty of calories, but we don't want to give them food that is too rich. We feed them organic grass hay with an alfalfa mix that is high in protein, but not too…

Bonsai and Addison


Just horsing around! Bonsai and Addison sure know how to kick off the weekend!

Gentle Lovers

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and it makes me think about all the animal lovers we've had at The Gentle Barn. Some mate for life, while others go on different dates. We have had male/female couples, same sex couples, and friends of different species. Most people know about our famous cow couple, Dudley and Destiny, who are as good as married. We have Gus the goat who loves our turkeys, and,…

In the Barnyard: January 26, 2017

I am proud to announce that Little One, the dog who was left with us a few months ago, is now a “normal” dog. We found her terrified of everything and everyone. She would shake violently at every new sound or sight. However, with lots of patience, love, and time, she has come to accept that she is…