“Your hand has the power to hurt me or to heal me..Look into my eyes to the heart of my soul and choose to heal me.”

Margrit Coates, Healing for Horses.


Star Light -born at the Sanctuary May 4, 2007. PMU foal.

Welcome to our site!

In 2002, Institute of the Southwest, a 501(c)3 public charity and California educational corporation, branched out into the world of horse rescue.  Under the project title, Spirit of Equus Rescue, the organization focused on providing a sanctuary or sacred place for horses in crisis, assisting in the re-homing of horses in the field, creating a herd-based approach to the holistic healing of horses entering the sanctuary, and continuing our emphasis on education by providing workshops, courses and publications for the benefit of the public.

In 2010, Institute of the Southwest spun off an additional project ~ Energy Healing ~ to provide support for the healing of sanctuary horses and any horse in the field.

In 2012, after 2 full years of development and successful application of our techniques with “Spirit”, an abandoned Arabian gelding in our care, we launched the Horse of Light Holistic Healing Program.

Janet Meyer is an energy practitioner and inter-species communicator. Her expertise and connection “to Source” enable her to function as a medical intuitive.  Both her readings and remote energetic healings are available directly or as consultant services with your veterinarian.

The Sanctuary is not open to the public. However, individuals are welcome to call for an appointment to meet the horses. The Director occasionally invites guests to an observation of herd and prey animal behavior which is offered as a educational opportunity.  You may contact the Sanctuary Director at spiritofequus@outlook.com.

 For the horses…..

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