ESS Calendar

Events and News


ESS is still closed for equine-assisted therapies and activities. We are beginning to gradually reopen for volunteers and visitors (by appointment only), but will not resume all of our regular programs until the COVID-19 pandemic is no longer a threat to our health and well-being.





March 15, 2021 News Update letter



The 2020 Holiday Horse Party had to be canceled

due to COVID shutdown. BUT - you can watch our

holiday greeting by clicking here!

November: Bindy, the Tiny Donkey With a Big Heart,

children's story book is now available for purchase as a paperback

or a kindle book on 

Click here for The Taos News article about this book.

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Photos from 2019. Click on photo for full size images.

August 2018 update:

Our new garden area is completed! THANK YOU to the Taos Garden Club for making this beautiful addition to ESS possible.

Equine Spirit Sanctuary in the News


2016 News and Articles

Meet Dustee, Equine Spirit Sanctuary's Therapy Horse

Holiday Horse Party

Earlier Years at Equine Spirit Sanctuary - 2015

2012 - 2014 News and Articles

2014 Slide Show 

May 2013 News

2013 Mark Rashid Clinic

2011 News and Articles

Taos Pet Guide "Serious Horse Play" article

Taos Aglow "What Would the Holidays be ... without donkeys" article

2011 Christmas Letter


Bindy was the recipient of the prestigious 2011 Milagro Animal Award presented by Animal Protection of New Mexico. The award was presented October 1, 2011 at a banquet in Santa Fe. Bindy was recognized for his "outstanding intelligence and/or courage."

Santa Fe artist Barbara Meikel sponsored Bindy's award and created a beautiful oil painting of Bindy and Tali, titled "He's My Hero." Animal Protection of NM did a video of Bindy and ESS that was shown at the awards ceremony.

We are very proud of Bindy's accomplishments. He's just a tiny little donkey, but he has a big, big heart and he is an important part of the ESS family as well as our mascot.

Bindy wearing his silver medallion posing with a giclee of the painting, a limited edition of 200. Barbara is donating proceeds of the sale of these giclees to ESS and Animal Protection Services of New Mexico. Contact Barbara at Meikle Fine Art for purchase information.

2010 News and Events

2018 Articles

Equine Spirit Sanctuary

13 Los Caballos Road

Ranchos de Taos, NM United States 87557

Taking a much needed break.