Pegasus Rising’s Urgent Need For A New Home

by Executive Director on August 19, 2014

Pegasus Rising is grateful for your support yet we still need a new home. After six years at the Valenti Ranch in Rancho Santa Fe, the organization that provides equine therapy to military personnel is in urgent need of a new home. Please watch the videos from NBC 7 News, CW 6 News, ABC 10 News, read the article by the Rancho Santa Fe Review, and share. We need your financial support to aid in the relocation. Please donate.

Horse Farm for Wounded Vets At Risk of Closing
August 18, 2014 | NBC News 7

Rancho Santa Fe Non-Profit Horse Ranch Needs Help
August 4, 2014 | San Diego CW 6 News

Program that helps veterans in danger of closing: Pegasus Rising needs to find new place to operate
August 3, 2014 | ABC 10 News
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Nonprofit Pegasus Rising in urgent need of a new home for horses
July 30, 2014 | Rancho Santa Fe Review

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Rancho Santa Fe Non-Profit Horse Ranch Needs Help

by Executive Director on August 5, 2014

By Nancy Aziz

A Rancho Santa Fe non-profit that helps horses and veterans is now in need of help itself.

Pegasus Rising has been providing equine assisted therapy to veterans suffering from PTSD and their families for the past six years. It’s been operating on donated land, but now the property is in foreclosure and the program has ten days to move.

“Our horses need a home and if we dont have a home we cant run our programs,” said Pegasus Rising CEO Gary Adler.

The program pairs horses that have been rescued from abuse and neglect with veterans having trouble re-integrating into society. Adler says it helps both heal.

“Teaching the vets how to be aware of their body language and social skills, how to interact. They learn by working with the horses how to communicate and how to effectively convey how they are feeling,” he said.

Vietnam Veteran Willie Baumann was one of the first through the program. He says he used to avoid people but even after his first session people noticed the difference. He says it helped him learn how to connect with people by first connecting with a horse named Belle.

“They talk about miracles happening, well this is my miracle,” he said.

He says it would be a shame to see the program go.

“It’s the same effect when I see a veteran standing on a street corner, that all of a sudden his world fell out from undererneath him and he is standing on the streetcorner homeless, in need of help. These horses can’t speak for themselves, but I can speak for them and it’s a very worthwhile project,” said Baumann.

Adler says the program needs about an acre to an acre and a half of land, with horse facilities already in place, preferably in the Rancho Santa Fe area so the facility is centrally located for veterans who come from all over the county.

If you can help, call Gary Adler at (310) 699-4758 or email gadler@pegasusrising.org.

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Urgent: Pegasus Rising Herd Needs New Home By August 15th

July 30, 2014

Nonprofit Pegasus Rising in urgent need of a new home for horses By Karen Billing The 14 horses of Pegasus Rising are in need of a rescue again. After six years at the Valenti Ranch in Rancho Santa Fe, the organization that provides equine therapy to military personnel is in urgent need of a new […]

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Come Join Our 4th Annual Wine & Feed Fundraiser!

December 4, 2013

The Pegasus Rising herd was rescued in the fall of 2008 from a life of neglect and abuse. Since their rescue, our herd has been paying it forward by healing returning service members and their families who struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. Help support our herd and our cause by joining us for the 4th […]

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Pegasus Rising’s 2nd Annual Holiday Bake Sale

November 9, 2013

The Pegasus Rising Project invites you to a Holiday Bake Sale hosted by Mary’s Tack & Feed Saturday, December 14th, 10:30am – 4:30pm 3675 Via de la Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014 At our bake sale you will find: Pies Cakes Cookies Muffins Brownies Cupcakes Dessert Bars Gluten Free baked goods Come and help support […]

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