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

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Sponsoring an animal at The Gentle Barn enables us to continue saving and caring for some of the most vulnerable and neglected animals.

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Read Bonsai's Story

Bonsai Warrior was an enormous, mighty, strong, brave, courageous, opinionated, and feisty giant who ironically came to us in a miniature horse’s body. He was the victim of severe abuse for his first six years of life until he was finally confiscated, saved, and brought to us to heal. It took two years to earn his trust, and ever since made sure we never took it for granted. He didn’t walk, he pranced. He held his head high and proud. All our other horses loved him. His best friend was a donkey and they played, wrestled, and chased each other every day like puppies. And as tuff as he was, the minute children were around, he would get serious, and still, and be their hero to walk, brush, or hug. He went to South Central to work with children with autism. He went for walks on the trail with children in foster care. He allowed all our guests to give him cookies. And allowed seniors to brush his dreamy main and tail like a large doll. He was the love of all our lives!

At the age of 23 Bonsai got an intestinal infection which turned into Salmonella which after a long, hard battle, took his life. Despite his size, when Bonsai transitioned he left a very large hoof print on all our hearts!

Sponsorship Benefits

When you sponsor an animal for yourself or as a gift, you will receive in the mail a Certificate of Sponsorship, which includes your animal friend's bio, and a beautiful photo!

You will also receive monthly updates by email letting you know how your animal friend is doing as well as an updated photo.