The Mission of Thirteen Moons Medicine Horse Retreat and Sanctuary Society is to support wellness, the release of trauma, and the harmonious co-existence of all sentient beings, through the care and protection of Medicine Horses and through the provision of opportunities for people of all cultures to experience healing  benefits through interaction with Medicine Horses.

Medicine Horses are equine empaths: mares and stallions born into a wide variety of settings, distinguished from other horses by their unusually large hearts, naturally gifted in moving energy in themselves and in other horses and human beings, and typically identified by equine behaviourists who are themselves intuitive healers.

MareSpeak is a discipline of gentle communication between human and horse, free of any domination intent, rooted in a pattern language that has been established through long and rigorous observation of what horses do and why. The practices of MareSpeak support the development and refinement of non-adversarial communication between humans and also between humans and all species, and thereby increase individuals’ and groups’ ability to release pain, alter “stuck” dynamics of in a system, and experience and offer a greater flow of love.

The objectives of the Thirteen Moons Medicine Horse Retreat and Sanctuary Society are to:

  • Revive ancient knowledge pertaining to Medicine Horses.
  • Promote understanding and wellbeing of Medicine Horses.
  • Enhance wellness by enabling, and teaching, energy grounding and rebalancing through a variety of programs and visiting options.
  • Host events that foster cross cultural reconciliation between First Nations and other Canadians, on both individual and community levels. 


The Society serves horses recognized as Medicine Horses,  horse owners and trainers, people in pain, students of the Tao, and children and adults of all cultures.

The Society is a British Columbia registered non profit in the process of becoming a registered charity.

​Your donations are directly applied to the ongoing care of the Medicine Horses.