MasterCard with Palomino Friend resized.
MasterCard with Palomino Friend resized.

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Emily and Fiona mirror facination
Emily and Fiona mirror facination

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Remington and his shoes
Remington and his shoes

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MasterCard with Palomino Friend resized.

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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!


Immediate Wish List:

8" Plush Stuffed Mini Horses 

Stress Mini Horse (

Minis and Me Photo Memory - ink/photo paper Epson Value Photo Paper Glossy, 4"x6", 100 Sheets (S400034)

Visa/MC Gas Cards (transportation)


Join our Fundraising Team - this is a 

standalone team of volunteers who plan our fundraisers. 


In-Kind Donations always appreciated:

Hay (Coastal)

Beet Pulp (Shreds only)

Building Materials 

Goat panels (smaller than horse panels)

Fencing (2x4 horse fencing)  



We always need volunteers to help our

organization. Read our Volunteer page and

contact us for application to become a

volunteer - join us on weekends to bring

hope, healing and happiness to those the

little horses meet. Click here to Volunteer


Special Volunteer Activity:

Social Media 



PR and Marketing



All About Us

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.  Currently, we are most working in North/Northwest Austin,  downtown (Helping Hand Home), East Austin, South/Southwest Austin. We also attend visits in Buda, Kyle, Lakeway and Westlake.

Gil and Sally - the Austin Co-Founders with minis. Gil is the EGI trainer and is all about the minis. Sally is the back end handling scheduling, website, media, volunteers, fundraising, and more. She is also the President of our Board and works full time.  They have MasterCard (14), Remington (8), and SeanMonet (14). Visit our Meet The Minis page. 

Sherry and Paul - have been with us since May 2009. Sherry started as a dedicated volunteer and soon had a mini, then two and now 4. Paul is her husband and he is also our printer of our print items at Austex, mini-driver/handler, and our Santa!  Sherry is the main mini handler and washes and grooms 2 minis before each visit, our fundraising chair, and answers the Minis and Friends cell phone. Sherry also helps Sally when she can and is the Secretary of our board. They have Rocky (14), Bravo (14), Rudy (10) and Sgt Pepper (22). Visit the Meet The Minis to learn more.

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 5 working minis - Emily, Fiona, Jooney Bell, Mini Pearl and Wiggins (ages coming).  Meet them on our Meet the Minis page.

Special Events   

UPDATE:   Our board has decided we will not be doing visits or training until mid-November because of the surge in COVID.  And then in November, they will re-assess again.  Once we start working, all volunteers will wear masks inside and if you are a residential facility, we need to know any other requirements once Austin lets up on their COVID guidelines. Visiting locations will be south, central Austin, Hays County at first until all mini-owners are back to work. You can SCHEDULE us by using the form on the Schedule page. Make sure you add your Facility name. 

VOLUNTEER TRAINING - We are hoping by end of November 2021 to have a training class.  If you would like an application, please click here.