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

We Are All So Beautiful!

This week, Magic recovered nicely in the hospital after his Epiploic Foramen entrapment surgery and came home. Before Magic came home, Jay and I visited him in the hospital every day so he would know he was loved and special to us, and stay strong. On one of our evening trips to the hospital,…

Featured Video: Worthy's Story

Worthy was born with a deformed leg and was kept by someone who could not afford to feed her, let alone give her the surgery she needed. She hobbled along for a year and was grossly underweight and malnourished…

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.

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…

Featured Video: Bonsai and Addison

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

The Ups and Downs of Rescue

There are so many wonderful moments for us at The Gentle Barn. We rescue animals who are pregnant, who have lived terrible lives and have suffered unmentionable acts of cruelty, who give birth to babies who will always be safe and respected with us. We bring animals home who are sick and…

Inside Scoop: Beth in California

I’ve been riding and working with horses for 38 years. I’ve been working with the horses at The Gentle Barn for the last 7+ years.
I’ve been fortunate to work with most of the horses at GB, at one time or another. It’s a joy to learn…

From Grief to Gratitude

We had another round of losses at The Gentle Barn this week. We lost our pot-bellied pigs, Lilly and Jasmine, to cancer; our horse, Cherokee, to an incurable joint infection; and, our Chihuahua, Milo, to heart failure. When we have this many animals, many of whom came in at the same time,…

Turning Fear to Love

I always thought that hatred and cruelty were our worst enemies. I thought that it was hatred that caused racism, sexism, discrimination, and suffering, that it was cruelty that caused the suffering, pain, and slaughter of animals. I thought it was apathy and greed that was causing the destruction…

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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