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Equine Welfare Network Messenger

We are a 2016 Messenger!

We are proud to be an EQUUS Foundation Messenger and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

The Messenger Designation is awarded annually. To retain an existing EQUUS Foundation Messenger designation and apply for an EQUUS Foundation grant in 2017, organizations must provide all required information and update their Messenger information on or after January 1, 2017 and not later than April 30, 2017.



Messengers are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations.

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Healing Arenas, Inc.



Healing Arenas, Inc.
PO Box 312
ESCALON CA 95320
209-988-7800

Tax ID/EIN: 46-5016733
Year Founded: 2014
Last Updated 2017-03-29

Public Charity


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Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Public Service

Our organization operates programs involved with horse rescue, foster care, rehabilitation, adoption and/or retirement.

Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.

Our organization's primary activity is equine rescue & adoption.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care of horses to provide its services.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.


Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Our mission is to provide emotional healing through equine interaction, and to provide safe and restorative homes for retired racehorses. We utilize the retired racehorses (during the re-training and re-homing process) for equine assisted psychotherapy and equine assisted learning experiences for many different populations. We serve veterans, trauma survivors, PTSD symptom control, eating disorders, faith based populations and corporate team buildings.

Horse-related programs:
Retired racehorse re-habilitation, re-training and adoption services. These horses are utilized for equine assisted psychotherapy and learning services for the community while in their re-training program. STABLE SURVIVORS is our Veterans Project, which is provided as a partnership between Healing Arenas and the Modesto Vet Center, a VA funded combat veteran psychotherapy office.

Non-horse-related programs:
Non-horse Community service with organizations such as American Legion, Escalon Lions Club.


Volunteer Opportunities


Equine Volunteers
Minimum Age: 16
We always seek volunteers to assist with feeding, grooming and general care of our retired racehorses - as well as interns who aspire to learn how to facilitate equine assisted psychotherapy!

Wish List Items


Ramp For Horse Trailer
We desperately need a ramp for our 3 horse gooseneck to load and unload retired racehorses!

Fill Dirt
We always need extra fill dirt for low spots in our flood irrigated 10 acres of pastures!

Horse Shelter
We need 2 more portable horse shelters to protect turned out horses from sun, wind, rain!