What If Farms
Horse & Donkey Sanctuary
Where horses can be horses and donkeys can be donkeys.
What If Farms Sanctuary
Proud Recipient of the The Marion and Richard Graham Foundation Grant 2022
We Provide for the Most Essential Needs of Equines:
What Can Your Donations Do?
We are a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to providing forever homes for rescued horses. Our mission is rooted in the belief that every horse deserves a second chance and the opportunity to live a fulfilling life, free from the rigid behaviors humans often force upon these creatures which are often ironically seen as symbols of freedom and a wild spirit. Here, we prioritize the well-being and happiness of our equine residents. All of our horses have unique needs and individual personalities, and our approach is centered around nurturing their physical, mental, and emotional health. We strive to create an environment that allows them to thrive and cultivate the level of individuality and autonomy that they would have in the wild.
Our team of dedicated caretakers and volunteers work tirelessly to ensure that each horse receives personalized attention and care. We provide them with spacious pastures, comfortable shelter, and nutritious diets tailored to their specific dietary requirements. We also prioritize their mental stimulation and socialization, facilitating an environment of exploration and adventure.
What sets What If Farms apart is our belief that horses and donkeys have incredible stories to tell—stories that inspire hope and resilience. We aim to shift the narrative around rescued horses, appreciating them as heroes of their own lives rather than victims. Through education and outreach programs, we strive to share the stories of our residents, highlighting their journey from reactive beings to cognitive beings. We rely on the donations of those who believe in the power and majesty of these and all animals, and welcome you to give general donations or to sponsor a specific horse or donkey with a monthly gift. Together, we can make a difference and create a world where all animals receive the love, care, and respect they deserve.
Maintain Our Sanctuary
Sanctuary maintenance includes upkeep of pastures, barn buildings, paddock paradise track, and farm necessities, and more.
Provide Unparalleled Care
Care for our residents includes vet bills, hoof trimming, dental care, medical supplies, holistic body work, and more.
Enrich A Life
Enrichment for our residents includes supplies such as hay, feed, nutritional supplements, grooming supplies, and more.
Horse or Donkey
Each of our horses and donkeys has a story. Whose journey will you resonate with? In addition to accepting general donations, we also offer the opportunity to sponsor a particular horse or donkey. Your monthly donation will go toward the specific health and quality of life needs of your sponsored horse or donkey.
"Time spent at What If Farms has gifted me moments of crystal clarity while surrounded by loving energy. It’s a special treat to enter this space and soak up all it has to offer. A wonderfully conducive place to feel the possibilities!Presenting and teaching holistic equine care principles at What If Farms is a joy…the animals with their freedom to roam and the humans with their loving curiosity have fulfilled my desires of seeing our work in action and witnessing it evolve towards a healthy balance for everyone.”
Author of Insight to Equus
"What an amazing place…!!! Our women’s weekend gathering was amazingly restorative and rejuvenating.... Thank you, Christine, for creating such a welcoming, expansive and peaceful sanctuary in the mist of nature and your beautiful horses and donkeys. It was difficult to leave…. I wanted more……"
Jody Rowe Staley
"Every occasion spent visiting and also facilitating retreat workshops at What If Farms is an energy of loving healing transformational heart-soul experience. For those who seek a stress free environment, becoming more unified with Nature surroundings and being deeply touched with the essence of the beloveds, horses, donkeys and all who you encounter here. You will be awakened, as I have been, to a truly peace-filled, cosmic, sacred presence of open skies, stars and magical elements.”
Spiritual Intuitive Counselor
Energy Healing Practitioner