Sunkissed Acres Equine Rescue and Retirement, Inc.

Sunkissed Acres is an Equine Rescue and Retirement facility. Our goals are to rehabilitate and re-home those horses who are able to still be of service to others, to offer a quality, safe, lifetime home for the aged and infirm horses in need in our community, and to humanely end the suffering of those horses whom it is deemed necessary.

Sunkissed Acres Equine Rescue and Retirement, Inc.
536 Woods Road
Summerville, GA 30747
United States
706-734-0681
http://sunkissedacres.com

Board of Directors

Lori Yonts President, Rebecca Morton Treasurer, Susan Auten Secretary

Mission

Sunkissed Acres is an Equine Rescue and Retirement facility. Our goals are to rehabilitate and re-home those horses who are able to still be of service to others, to offer a quality, safe, lifetime home for the aged and infirm horses in need in our community, and to humanely end the suffering of those horses whom it is deemed necessary.

Programs

Sunkissed Acres provides a sanctuary for horses who have experienced unspeakable cruelty, neglect and abuse in addition to rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of horses in need in northern GA. Currently 30 horse will live out their days at Sunkissed Acres. Before Sunkissed Acres was an official horse rescue organization, horses in need were rescued privately and partnered with woman in North Georgia who were recovering from addiction. Eventually the program expanded, and children and families struggling to regain trust and to restore family bonds came together with the horses as well. They learned independence, responsibility, trust and kindness. They learned to forgive and to grow, all with the help of horses who were learning to do the same. Through these programs and as a foster parent, Lori had decades of experience supporting children with special needs. The next logical step was to work to establish and assist Therapeutic Equine programs in the community, and now work to establish and assist more throughout the United States. First is the Day Lilly Horse Farm program. Day Lilly Horse Farm is located in Northwest Georgia. There are many areas in which they serve the community. The majority of the students come to the program because of a special or socio-economic need that makes life challenging in social or educational settings. Though they sometimes serve adults, the main focus is on girls ages 6-14. These girls can join an Equestrian club whose mission is below. The Equestrian Club mission is to provide a fun, affordable program in learning to ride, provide, and care for a pony or horse. For more experienced riders to mentor newer riders in a positive atmosphere. Second, the Borrowed Freedom Equine Assisted Therapies and Activities, Inc. program in NYS has worked extensively with Sunkissed Acres to provide second careers for 6 horses. The Borrowed Freedom equine program is built from the foundations of Equine Assisted Learning or Equine-facilitated learning (also known as EFL). EFL is an experiential learning process that brings horses together with humans to encourage personal growth and improved health and wellness. Borrowed Freedom offers a unique and challenging programs for youth ages 8-14 and teens ages 14-19. Four horses adopted from Sunkissed Acres are also partners to Athletes in the Borrowed Freedom Special Olympics Equestrian program. Borrowed Freedom also works with Sunkissed Acres to help place exceptional horses into quality non-profit therapeutic programs and to provide national outreach to advocate the placement of horses in need into therapeutic programming.

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