“...and he said unto the horse, Trust no man in whose eyes you do not see yourself reflected as an equal.~ Anonymous

Welcome to Tierra Madre
Horse & Human Sanctuary

Click HERE to view our 2020 Virtual Fall Fundraiser Videocast!

Tierra Madre Horse & Human Sanctuary, 501 (c)(3) provides a forever home for 27 neglected, abandoned or abused horses. The magnificent herd of horses who have graced our presence, many coming from lives of abuse and misfortune, are honored, cared for, and brought back to health and happiness they may have never known.  The horses in return are the primary healers and facilitators for providing a non-judgmental space for children and adults to realize more productive and fulfilled lives.  Through our specialized programs, we empower individuals to gain a sense of accomplishment and achievement by working with the horses in a variety of non-mounted activities. 

We rely on support from our community and dedicated sponsors to help us provide specialized programs for a variety of groups including special needs, and children on the autism spectrum to seniors from the local retirement communities, to realize the life-changing gifts we all receive through working with our equine partners.


With your tax-deductible donation, you will contribute towards our horse’s hay, medical needs, supplements, farrier trims, facility upkeeps, and the labor involved in properly caring for them. Make your contribution here or check out our donation menu to take a closer look at other options to put your donation to work for the horses.



Are you looking for an opportunity to give back to the community while enjoying a little horsing around at the same time? Do you want to be part of a strong family, work hard, and have loads of fun while doing it?  We invite you to volunteer with us and you just might find your life changed by these horses. Click here for more information and to sign up for our volunteer program.



The greatest way you can support is by sponsoring one of the horses. With 3 ways to sponsor - Yearly, 6 month or Quarterly, you will receive the satisfaction of knowing your contribution is making a difference every day. In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to connect one on one time with “your horse”, social media appreciation posts and more. Most importantly your donations will help one of the “kids”. There are many other opportunities make a difference in the lives of our horses and ranch expenses AND it’s 100% tax-deductible.

Donate or Sponsor



Have you always loved horses but never really learned much about them? Our interactive and educational horsemanship class will introduce you to how a horse’s mind works along with how to approach, halter, groom, and walk horses. This is a great opportunity to bring the family for a fun morning out.

Looking for a unique experience to give back to a great cause while learning life lessons from the horses?  We can create a customized event for your organization, contact info.TMHHS@gmail.com. All classes and programs are done from the ground, no riding.

Events & Programs

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Of course an integral part of the Horse and Human Sanctuary are the horses. Read a little story on each of our family members and how they came to be here at Tierra Madre.

Meet The Horses

Meet The Horses

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We are always coming up with educational and fun ways to help people learn how to connect with the horses (and themselves).  Be sure to sign up for our newsletter and stay up to date on what’s going on at the ranch. 
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