Heal a Horse was founded in 2001
Open the very first Riding for the Disabled Centre in Quintana Roo 2004
Received funds by the Mexican Federal Government for the infrastructure of a Riding for the Disabled School in 2006
Became a Registered Non-Profit organization in 2008 (Rancho Universo AC)
Got verification by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries in 2017
(we are the only verified sanctuary in Mexico)
Heal a Horse Cozumel Sanctuary was primarily founded to address the urgent need to help horses on the island. It was common practice to simply tie them to a tree in the jungle where they would die of thirst and starvation. Horses are retrain and rehabilitated to provide hippotherapy therapy for children with different capabilities, we heal them, they heal us.
As many people believed that horses can only be trained through pain and abuse we have provided many working clinics thus helping horse owners not only on the island but through out the country as people came from far and wide to learn from eminent veterinarians, farrries and horse trainers.
However people started dumping their unwanted pets at our doorstep. Mainly orphan kittens and pups. We try to find homes for them, when homes cannot be found they remain at the sanctuary. We are the only no kill centre on the island.
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Heal a Horse Cozumel Sanctuary