Sanctuary Stables Equine Assisted Learning Center
Horse Rescue
Retirement Sanctuary
Equine Interactions One of a kind Opportunities

Sanctuary Stables

Saving the Horse to Save Others

A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

Sanctuary Stables is an Equine Assisted Learning Center and Horse Rescue & Retirement facility, located in the beautiful high country of Anza, California. Our Mission is to “Save the Horse to Save Others”.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

The Healing Power of Equine Assisted Therapy for Rescued Horses and Individuals with Mental Health Challenges.

Equine Assisted Learning Programs

“Experiential learning approach that promotes the development of life skills … through equine-assisted activities.”

Equine-Assisted Expressive Arts Therapy

Equine-Assisted Expressive Arts Therapy incorporates all five disciplines of the expressive arts with equine-assisted psychotherapy.

Cowboy Strong Horsemanship

“Cowboy Strong”, a free veteran’s program for our men and woman who served our country. A recent study found that PTSD scores dropped 87% after just 6 weeks of therapeutic horsemanship sessions. Veterans will benefit from Therapeutic Horsemanship through a series of challenges that involves their equine partner.



    Ranch Activities


    Horse Play

    Our Stable Connections and Horse Play experiences offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity to get up close and personal with our playful and majestic horses. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will guide you every step of the way, whether you are an experienced rider or new to the world of horses. 


    Trail Rides

    Our guided trail riding business offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience the beauty of the Thomas Mountains on horseback. The trails we use are the same ones traversed by Juan Bautista de Anza, a prominent explorer of the 18th century.


    Horse Yoga

    Join us for an all-level outdoor yoga experience with horses. Stretch and breathe in the mountain air, on a grassy knoll at our beautiful horse sanctuary. You will need a yoga mat, towel and water. This offering is suitable for beginners to intermediate levels of Yoga practice.

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