Hero Barn rescues and rehabilitates kill pen horses.
Kill pens are holding areas where unwanted, discarded and abandoned horses are held until they are shipped to Mexico or Canada to be slaughtered. According to the Humane Society, over 100,000 American horses are sent to slaughter each year. The USDA has documented that 92 % of those horses sent to slaughter are in good condition and are able to live out a productive life. Hero Barn believes in the value of kill pen horses.
Through Hero Barn, unwanted horses become Heroes for new knights and princesses.
Animal Assisted Activities for Children and Teens
IHero Barn, a non-profit horse rescue organization, exists to provide rescue and rehabilitation of unwanted horses, in part, through establishing mutually beneficial relationships with children. Everyone getting what they need to be successful in LIFE.
We offer Animal Assisted Activities for free to the children in our community. Animal Assisted Activities are designed to help children improve their physical, social, emotional and cognitive function. Children are allowed to touch. pet, groom,interact with , and even ride our horses. Riding lessons are also available for a donation of whatever you can afford. Donations are tax deductible. We use Social Emotional Learning techniques in our programs .
Come celebrate your birthday with Hero Barn! We offer 2 out door birthday party packages that include a ride on our horses!
PACKAGE 1 $75
1 to 5 riders
30 minute use of our picnic tables and canopy
PACKAGE 2 $125
2 to 10 riders
45 minute use of picnic tables and canopy