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Welcome to Minis and Friends, 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 & FRIENDS SOCIAL MEDIA
KVUE - 5 Who Care

Exciting News! KVUE- "5 Who Care Awards". Our Non-Profit received 1 of 5 Adult Community Awards for Outstanding service this year for all that we do in the community with the little horse therapists. This wonderful film shows the magic of the minis and the work they do and why we do what we do - weekend after weekend - with the miniature horses and mini donkey in Round Rock. Although the film was centered on Sally Iwanski, Co-Founder, it was really about our fabulous team - we call our family of Friends. Without our mini-owners and awesome volunteers, we would not be able to work in the community with the minis as we do. Please enjoy.
KVUE- 5 Who Care Video
Austin Drink for a Cause Fundraiser @ KUNG FU SALOON 510 RIO GRANDE
Minis and Friends was invited by Kung Fu Saloon in downtown Austin to be their July "Drink for a Cause" charity. This is something new for us - and we invite Austin to join us for a drink, play games and meet Wiggins and Fiona who have been given the "thumbs up" to be outside their door We hope this fundraiser will help us in raising the dollars we need for our projects that we are going to activate - the new Mighty Mini Reader, Mini-Pals on the Go and "Seeing is Believing" Silver Saints. Show up--- have some drinks, play some games and 15% of the sales will go to Minis & Friends that evening.

Austin Drink for A Cause at Kung Fu Saloon (510 Rio Grande) Tuesday, July 8 at 4:00pm-9pm
Mighty Mini Book-A-Thon
Be watching our website and Facebook for more news about our Mighty Mini Book-A-Thom with Southpark Half-Price Books. We are raising dollars needed for 2nd Mighty Mini Reader. The Mighty Mini Reader is given to children and youth, and seniors with memory disorders to encourage reading and to bring back memories of times gone by.
Mini Boot Camp was June 12-15, 2014
We had a full workshop and are proud to share soon there will be 4 more like organizations running their own 501c3 non-profits in their cities and states. We welcome Lori Rober (NY), Betsy Kahl (OH), Dawn Giroux (Greenwich) and Tammy Peterson (Spicewood, TX). We are not planning a Fall Mini Boot Camp, but we’ll be back in the Spring of 2015. If you are interested in joining us, please email us at bootcamp@minisandfriends.org
UT School of Journalism
Peter and Michael of UT's School of Journalism selected us for their documentary on Minis and Friends. You can view their video, More Than Mini Horses, in our video section and watch these young men as they continue their journey!
A Year of Giving!
The 2014 Visit Schedule is well underway and are actively looking for volunteers who can meet our requirements of 2 visits per month. Fill out our volunteer application online 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 attend. If you are a teenager, you must be 14 and up with parent until 16, then you can come on your own. Otherwise, just submit the volunteer application online.
More than Mini Horses
By UT Journalists Micheal & Peter
A documentary by two UT School of Journalism students about the power of minis to the lives of others!

Minis Giving a Lift in Spirit
By Gary Bain - Lubbock, TX
Display of how Minis and Friends use miniature horses as therapy for the elderly, challenged children and anyone needing a lift in spirit.