Mighty Equines in Small Packages
Minis and Friends is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are a group of caring people and horse lovers dedicated to sharing the love and spirit of miniature horses to those who need special, tender care. Our organization was specially created by a group of friends who want to share this exciting equine experience with you.
Minis and Friends is dedicated to bringing our mobile herd of trained miniature horses to visit and interact with people of all ages who may be suffering mentally, physically or emotionally. Our unique programs tailor activities for children with disabilities, at-risk youth, individuals in transition and elder adults to improve their motor skills, ability to connect, tactile response, use of senses and spirits through interaction with miniature horses.
Minis and Friends has been blessed this year with the success of Amplify Austin and the numeous people who have reached out to us because they saw us on the web, Facebook and Twitter.
Wonderful happenings for us:
UT School of Journalism - Peter and Michael selected us for their documentary on Minis and Friends. Please visit their video - More Than Minis Horses - and watch these young men as they continue their journey!
Mini Boot Camp- We will have the Spring Mini Boot Camps dates by December. If you would like to be added to our Wait List - email us at Mini Boot Camp. We are separating our boot camps aimed to best provide information based on need. The original Mini Boot Camps will be for those that are anticipating starting up a 501c3 non-profit and learning about EGI and Form 1023 assistance. This workshop is geared to learn about working in the community with your mini/s, learning about fundraising, donations, volunteers, scheduling, networking, and all the must do's to keep your non-profit operating.
A Year of Giving!
The 2013 Visit Schedule is well underway and are actively looking for volunteers who can meet our requirements of 2 visits per month.. Please click on this link and download an application if you would like to join us. A Volunteer Gathering training takes two hours of learning about the non-profit and hands-on work with the minis and donkey who attenda. If you are a teenager, you must be 14 and up with parent until 16, then you can come on your own. Otherwise, just download an application and email it back to Volunteer by clicking on the link in blue.
Upcoming Visits and Events
|Austin State Hospital (rescheduled)|
|Holiday Gathering Thank You for our volunteers/owners|
|Volunteer Training (Dec14)|
Corporate Teambuilding /Community Service Teams
Bring your team to an ongoing team-building / community service with Minis and Friends. We have locations for small and larger groups (up to 40) in Austin. United Way Days of Carings sent teams out quarterly - so check out United Way page. Activities might include painting, checking fences, moving round pens and washing/grooming/shedding and running the minis through the Agility Course at Kristull Ranch and other projects based on the company that joins us.. Thank YOU so much for coming out!
Corporate teambuilding / community service helps us to help boarding facilities who give us reduced boarding rates, a location to train volunteers and boot camp trainees and to just have Play Dates with all the little horses... the mini donkeys Lewis look wisely on :-)
OUR SPONSORS - Visit our Sponsor page for full list - a big mini thanks to all that have helped keep our mission on the road!
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Horses change lives. They give our young people confidence and self esteem. They provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls- they give us hope! ~ -Toni Robinson
Minis and FriendsAustin, TX 78749
4509 Walsall Loop
512-293-8808 or 512-698-0122
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2013 Visit Partners
Watch this list grow!
Austin Children's Shelter
Cottages of Chandler Creek
Dell Children's Medical Ctr HEM/OC clinic
T Don Hutto Residential (Hutto)
Elmcroft Senior Living
Isle at Cedar Ridge
Loving Libby Foundation
Mary Lee Foundation
Park Valley Inn Health Ctr
Round Rock Library
Southwood Care Center
Whole Foods Arbor Trails
League of Lakeway
Good Search/Shop - click the link or image to add us to your browser - help raise needed dollars with every search or shopping! Make sure you add "Minis & Friends" as your cause!
Investors Who Inspire
Baxter Trust Foundation
Our Boarding Ranches
Kristull Ranch (SE Austin)
Visit our Sponsor page for full list - a big mini thanks to all that have helped keep our mission on the road!
Minis Equine Vets
The little horses and donkeys needs equine vets who understand their needs. Mini Thanks to All of our Veterinary Friends for their awesome help in keeping the minis happy and healthy!