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

My Girl

Sasha was terribly afraid of humans. She had been started under saddle in a very cruel way and had lost all confidence in people, afraid that any mistake or hesitation would bring harsh retaliation. And I had an irrational fear of horses then. Sasha and I worked every day to heal each other. I would spend hours petting her and exploring her body with my fingers, uncovering all her sweet itchy spots. I would bury my face in her mane and her warmth and the floral scent would fill me with pure joy. I would brush her tail for hours, feeling like a kid with a new doll...

Addison

Playful as a puppy playing tug of war and pushing bouncy balls around with…

Graduation

This week something very unexpected and sudden happened that took someone…

Luke Skywalker

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Lucy was rescued with two other cows from a very wealthy man who had many exotic animals as pets. When he sadly lost everything in the stock market crash in 2007, all his animals were sold. But the cows were going to go to slaughter. His staff thought that unfair and called us to give them a forever home. The first time I met Lucy I could not believe how small and adorable she was, instantly falling in love with her pink nose, fuzzy ears, and long eyelashes. To me, she looked like a magical creature, smelled like a teddy bear, and felt like an angel in my arms. As she followed behind me onto the trailer with so much innocence, I vowed right there and then to take the absolute best care...

Bella’s Story

Peggy’s Story

Zazu’s Story

Living my life, everything just seems normal to me. But when I have guests over,…

Stanley's Story

Stanley the sheepStanley was born a twin and loved very much by his mommy and brother. The agricultural college where…

Life Lessons From a Piggy

Jellie was rescued from the same petting zoo that started The Gentle Barn almost…

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