Welcome to Free Spirit Sanctuary where we provide a lifelong home for wild and domestic horses, donkeys and mules who have been rescued from abuse, neglect or slaughter.
We also help people connect with Nature through our "Nature-Based Mindfulness & Resilience programs, which include "Inspired by Horses" and "Mindful Birding". These programs are equine-facilitated, focusing on finding peace in the present moment, approaching life with openess, curiosity and acceptance, seeking meaning and purpose, and increasing resilience to stress, including for those who are highly sensitive.
Welcome to Free Spirit Sanctuary
Inspiring Kinship with All Life
A place of healing, peace and freedom for rescued
domestic and wild horses, donkeys and
a small number of farmed animals
Most of the animals here at FSS have been rescued from abuse, neglect or slaughter, or have special needs. They have a home for life here where they are free to pursue their own precious needs and purposes and simply be themselves.
Healing: Equine trauma is a special interest of our founder, Dr. Sandie G. Hucal, M.D., who brings her training and experience as a physician. We hope to soon offer programs, both here at FSS and online, focussed on understanding, caring for and facilitating recovery of rescued horses.
Peace: At the heart of our philosophy is compassion for all life and living in harmony and deep connection with the natural world.
Freedom: All sentient beings desire the freedom to embrace their unique selves and live according to their own ways of seeing and being in the world. This freedom is fundamental to both healing from trauma and thriving. We are also interested in exploring the potential of the horse-human relationship from the perspective of deep trans-species connection..
Advocacy: We actively advocate for protection of the freedom of Alberta's Wild Horses, as well as ending horse slaughter in Canada.
How You Can Help
This fund is specifically for assistance with the expenses incurred for veterinary care of the FSS herd.
You can also donate directly to our account at:
Moore Equine Veterinary Centre
1) Credit card payment by phone: (403) 226-2585 or
2) Internet Banking: Payment to "Moore Equine Veterinary Centre Ltd." Account # 20663