Healing Connections at Midnight's Promise

Midnight's Promise  is an equine rescue sanctuary in Salisbury, NC that provides safety, nurturing, and healing to horses that have been neglected or discarded. Many of these horses have traumatic histories which they cannot verbalize, but their scars and fears tell the story. In both horses and people, trauma can cause distrust, anxiety, behavior issues, avoidance, and dissociation. The effects of trauma take various forms that can affect all aspects of life, making progress and returning to "normal" feel challenging or nearly impossible.

Through relationship, connection, and nurturing the effects of trauma can be healed. The Heart Centered Horsemanship  approach to training includes practices of mindfulness, intentional breathing, gentle touch, relaxation techniques, and rhythmic movement. Developing a trusting relationship takes time, but with patience and consistency a powerful bond develops between horse and human. 

Healing Connections is a partnership between Midnight's Promise and Heart Centered Horsemanship that will provide opportunities for people that are recovering from the effects of traumatic pasts to work with horses that are also going through the process of healing.  Working with a mental health professional and a PATH Certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning, participants will learn skills for centering, grounding, releasing triggers, reducing anxiety, and controlling behavior in the horse. Through mutually beneficial relationship with the horse, the healer is also healed.
  • John Sibley 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Kelley DiFilippo 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Justine Giardina 
    • $20 
    • 2 mos
  • Luna E 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Connie Kincade 
    • $35 
    • 4 mos
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Stacey Carter 
Salisbury, NC
Midnight's Promise, Inc. 
Registered nonprofit
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