Inspiring Kindness and Compassion towards Animals, Our Planet, and Each Other
Inspiring Kindness and Compassion towards Animals, Our Planet, and Each Other

Worthy, Indie and Chris

We just got word regarding our gorgeous horses in Kentucky that they are doing very well and are so happy it’s spring! They are loving the green, all-you-can-eat buffet, and the warm, sunny weather. They are in a huge pasture and are running and playing and loving spending quality family…

Sun Chlorella to the rescue

One Sunday several weeks ago, we had a family come to the barn very upset, asking to speak with us. They said that they had a dog, Sophia, who had a routine dental cleaning and was sent home with anti-inflammatory medicine. A few weeks later, Sophia was not eating, in excruciating pain, and was…

"My Gentle Barn"

The best part about "My Gentle Barn" is hearing from people from all over the world about what they think of the book, how they love animals, and about the animals in their life.

This is an email from Bonnie in New York:
“Nelson and I were so taken with the stories of rescue, hope, and selflessness…

Charlie and Lacey: One Year Later!

Charlie and Lacey were rescued a year ago this month and are doing so well! After living outdoors for 14 years, they are finally in a home where they are loved and adored.

Their therapy continues to support them and enable them to walk and be pain free. They love going for walks and adventures…

Anniversary of the Backyard Butcher

The month of April marks the 2nd anniversary of the rescue of many animals from a backyard butcher in Santa Clarita, CA. There was a place not too far from The Gentle Barn that was raising animals to slaughter and sell the meat to the community. The animals were abused, diseased, and kept in filthy conditions,…

I Am Perfect the Way I Am!

This month I hosted a group of 10 and 11 year old kids from a foster care agency who came to The Gentle Barn for a visit. We paired each of them up with their own horse to groom and spend time with. While the kids were busy bonding and brushing, I told each of them their horse’s story. The stories were different because each horse came from…

"My Gentle Barn"

When we have time to read, which isn’t often, we like to read books with our animals. We were curious to find out the kinds of animals that our founder’s book, "My Gentle Barn", was being read with and so we put out a request for pictures. We have gotten pictures from all over the world, as well…

Happy Birthday Bingo!

Bingo turns 4 years old this month, yay!

Bingo was taken away from his mom when he was only a few weeks old and abandoned in someone’s yard. The residents of the property he was thrown into could not keep him and The Gentle Barn was contacted to help. Because he had so much…

"My Gentle Barn"

We anticipated that people who had visited The Gentle Barn and love our animals would want to read our founders book, My Gentle Barn, but now people who did not know about the Gentle Barn before reading the book are coming to visit us for the first time. It is so exciting to meet…

A Happy Birthday

We sang Biscuit happy birthday last week and gave him a special piggy birthday cake made out of carrots, bananas, apples, molasses and nuts, made by two of our very special baking volunteers. There were a lot of visitors in the barnyard and, honestly, I was wondering if he would appreciate…

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Upcoming Events

  • Chakra Meditation and Sound Healing (Winter 2024)

    March 2nd 2024 - The Gentle Barn California

    Clear, Balance and Align your 7 main Chakras through guided meditation, chanting, and Integrative sound bath. When your chakras are aligned, the energy moves through you more freely, and you can feel in harmony with all aspects of your physical, emotional and spiritual self.

  • Thermal Horizon - Windsong Retreat (Spring 2024)

    May 4th 2024 - The Gentle Barn California

    Let’s come together as a community as we support The Gentle Barn in their endeavor to enrich the lives of abused animals worldwide. Let’s bring our loving hearts, the spirit of opportunity and fill our cups emotionally, spiritually, and physically as we celebrate unity in community by helping these wonderful support animals.

  • Open Sunday in Missouri

    We are excited to be open to the public again on Sunday, at The Gentle Barn: Missouri.

  • Open Sunday in California

    We are excited to be open to the public again on Sunday, at The Gentle Barn: California.

  • Open Sunday in Tennessee

    We are excited to be open to the public again on Sunday, at The Gentle Barn: Tennessee.


Spotlight Sponsor of the Month

At Katjes we believe that every life is precious and these values extend beyond our plant-based gummies. As part of our campaign featuring rescued animals, we’re honored to join hands with The Gentle Barn, to support their non-stop efforts in protecting animals. By drawing attention to their heart-warming stories, we hope to provide food for thought when we say: Kindness just tastes better.

Eliza Jahn

Head of Marketing Katjes USA