Heal a Horse Cozumel Sanctuary
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 School in 2006
Became a Registered Non-Profit organization in 2008
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 founded in 2001 primarily 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. However we realised that dogs, cats and even wild fauna needed help too. We provide a permanent home and medical care thus changing animal well fare on the island.
"We do what we learn" said a man who brought a mare to us as he could not care for her.
This prompt us to change that, to give people the opportunity to learn the right way providing clinics with veterinarians, farriers and horse trainers.
Horses who had been casted off as useless, old and aggressive became healers to many children with different capabilities.
People come from all over Mexico to learn from internationally recognized Veterinarians such as Jose Encarnacion Muñoz Gasca and Peter Mellon from Pets & Company Steven Cribley from Castle Rock Veterinarians, Farriers such as Chad Bembenek from The Equine Science Academy, Martin Ochoteco Horse trainer and Star of the Nat Geo Series "Domador de Caballos"
We also help people of little means to have their dogs neutered and spayed. We try to find good homes for unwanted dogs, those for whom a home cannot be found stay at the sanctuary. We never euthanize a healthy animal.