Mended Sparrow, Inc.

A nonprofit organization that provides equine-assisted services in equine-assisted learning (non-therapy), horsemanship, and equine-assisted psychotherapy for our heroes.

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Equine Assisted Learning (non-therapy)

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Horsemanship

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Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

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Join us May 1st - June 14th during Mental Health Awareness Month

What is Seen Through Horses?

Seen Through Horses is an annual peer-to-peer awareness and fundraising campaign composed of individuals, nonprofits, mental health professionals, celebrities, influencers, and businesses to increase awareness, public engagement, and raise funds to improve access to programs incorporating horses for mental health and personal growth.

How Your Donation Can Help Mended Sparrow's Mission

It’s a privilege for us to be a charity partner, along with 80 other nonprofits, in the Seen Through Horses Campaign, raising awareness about the profound influence horses have on mental well-being. Your generous donations are pivotal to MSI’s mission, enabling us to enhance our services, at no cost to our population, and ensure the ongoing welfare of our horses—the heart of our endeavors.

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A New Direction Is Never Far Away

Mended Sparrow, Inc. (MSI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides equine assisted services, at no cost, to our heroes and their families. Led by husband-and-wife duo, both retired from military service. We are located on a small farm in Mechanicsville, VA, where we welcome service members, veterans, first responders, and similarly situated individuals, who have dedicated their lives to serving, caring, and protecting our country and communities.

Bravery in Healing: Equine-Assisted Programs for Our Heroes Renewed Strength

Future programs, classes, and retreats will be featured here and in our monthly newsletter to ensure you stay informed about upcoming dates. We also, customize retreats, team-building events, programs, and classes to cater to the specific needs of our community. Contact us for more information. If you prefer individual sessions over group settings, we offer one-on-one sessions as well.

Upcoming Events

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03:00 pm-06:00 pm
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03:00 pm-06:00 pm

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Mended Sparrow is a little slice of peaceful heaven. From taking in the fresh air to walking around with the beautiful horses it was a magical time for me, a place I could really clear my head and find peace in this chaotic world. The peace they give can't be bought in stores and I can't wait to visit again and of course I have to see my main girl Gretch!
- Stephanie

Research

Many of us have seen heartwarming stories and anecdotes in the media or heard personal stories from family and friends of the benefits of interacting with horses. A frequent question involves the scientific merit of having horses involved in mental health services and how they might improve the quality of life of those involved.