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Mission Statement
To provide rescue, rehabilitation and lifetime sanctuary to abused, abandoned, neglected and unwanted horses.
To promote awareness of the principles of natural horsemanship through educational programs at the sanctuary.
To provide outreach assistance to horse owners in the community.
 
About Sixteen Hands Horse Sanctuary
The sanctuary was founded in 2007 by Robin Cain, a professional animal handler who has been trained in the Parelli Natural Horsemanship Method. The "nature of the horse" serves as the foundation for everything done at the sanctuary. Force, fear and gadgets are not used to train or handle our horses. The horses are treated by everyone who works with them in a humane and natural (for the horse) way.
Since 2007, more than 40 horses have been rescued and given a lifetime home by Sixteen Hands Horse Sanctuary. There are currently 25 horses and 2 donkeys living out their lives in peace and tranquility on a 23-acre ranch in Ona, Florida. Additional horses and ponies have been placed in foster homes. All receive the physical care they need, but just as importantly, they are provided with the love, compassion, and attention some of them have never known.