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We are dedicating to our sponsors and Businesses Who Believe a front page thank you! Their generous donations and help have truly been a blessing over the years! 











And many more. Check out our

Sponsorship page and see how you

can HELP too! 



We are 100% donation and volunteer-based.  Our little equine therapists bring smiles, hope and happiness. Help us to reach those who need their gentle touch by "Donating" today


Sponsorships available! We need business and company support as well as individuals. New levels coming soon!


In-Kind Donations always appreciated:

Hay (Coastal)

Beet Pulp (Shreds only)

Building Materials 

Goat panels (smaller than horse panels)

Fencing (2x4 horse fencing)  


Mini-Owner Thank You - our mini-owners have dedicated two to four weekends a month to attend visits throughout our community - there are so many facilities that want us to come - 2007-2019 when COVID hit. Please see status below.

Julia and Mom Betty - joined us in 2013 from a referral from Dr. Joyce at Austin Equine. We are so glad she found and joined us. Julia handles all aspects of her minis as her mom Betty is our honorary member at 93. We call her our supervisor :) .. Julia does our one weekday visiti monthly, and most of our night events and UT Austin Stress day. She also does Saturday visits with the team and is on the board of directors.  She has 6 working minis - B.B. (Betty's Boy), Emily, Fiona, Jooney Bell, Mini Pearl and Wiggins .  Meet them on our Meet the Minis page.

Volunteers are the lifeline of Minis and Friends. We 

work in 2 people teams, a front end,  and a back end using our theory of working with trained miniature horses, called Equine Guided Interactions (EGI).

One must take a hands-on training class scheduled 

bi-monthly. We usually work on Saturday mornings, giving you back the afternoon.  We do require

attending 1-2 visits per month when scheduled.


Age Limitations:

  • 16 and up with parent

  • 70+ we do have volunteer activities, just not a mini-handler


Sign up on Volunteer Match or download an ​​application and email it to:


UPDATE: Minis and Friends is back! With a dedicated team of volunteers who stayed with us throughout COVID-19, Julia's 6 minis have started visits again in South Austin and Lakeway.  We are seriously looking for two or three new mini-owners to help cover the greater Austin metro area. Interested? Contact us at: for more information.

You can SCHEDULE us by using the form on the Schedule page. Make sure you add your Facility name and where you are located. Until we add new mini-owners, we are mostly in central to south Austin, Austin, and Lakeway.

VOLUNTEER TRAINING - Our next Volunteer class will potentially be in July in South Austin.  Check out our website Volunteer page as we have new information there that is a must-read. If you would like an application, click here.
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