January 25, 2020: Annual Meeting, held at ESS, 2 p.m. Includes a review of 2019 and plans for 2020. Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting.
MARCH 2020 - ESS is currently closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We are not having volunteers or visitors out now. When this health crisis is over, we look forward to getting back to our normal schedule. We hope that all of our ESS friends and family stay safe and healthy, and look forward to seeing you again soon.
(TENTATIVE) May: Volunteer training for the Horses Helping Kids therapuetic riding program. Every Wednesday afternoon in May, starting at 1 p.m.
(TENTATIVE) May 30: Spring Open House from 11 am to 3 pm. Official kick-off for our summer programs, free pony rides for the kids, grooming corral with the mini's, open barn. Free event - everyone welcome!
June: Equine-assisted therapy program and therapeutic riding lessons start.
Holiday Horse Party Saturday, November 28, 2020.
Photos from 2019. Click on photo for full size images.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays: Cleaning and horse care, starting at 10 a.m. winter/early spring and late fall months, 9 a.m. May through fall. New volunteers are always welcome. Please see the Volunteer page for more info.
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
Spring Cleaning at ESS
Equine Veterinarian Dr. Dwight Hooton
2016 News and Articles
Earlier Years at Equine Spirit Sanctuary - 2015
2012 - 2014 News and Articles
2011 News and Articles
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