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Promoting the Humane & Responsible Treatment of Horses
Serenity's Mission is multi-faceted.  It includes rescue, rehabilitation, education and healing. 
 
After rescue and rehabilitation we work to place our horses our rescued horses into loving permanent homes. We are passionate about providing a natural and focused care plan for each of our resident equines.  
 
We are also committed to supporting the equine community through our Education Center clinics and courses.  We also support our community by performing welfare checks and helping community horse owners to provide the best care for their horses.

We believe that the relationship between humans and horses is a very special one.  Many of our volunteers and others have experienced a special gift of healing when working or visiting the farm.   Horses as Healers,focuses on healing and developing life skills.  Please click on Horses as Healers to read about this new program.
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How time and horses helped a Tacoma family heal . . .
The Tacoma News Tribune featured one of our volunteers and her family telling the story of how the horses at Serenity helped in the healing of the family after the death of their son in Afghanastan.  To read and watch this powerful story Click Here

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We have been honored with one of the first Top-Rated Awards of 2016 from 
GreatNonprofits!

Serenity has been earned this very important award for 9 years in a row! 

Thank you to our wonderful supporters for sharing your story and making this prestigious award possible for yet another year.

 We appreciate all of your contributions!  If you would like to share your story please go to  Great Non-Profits Review.




Thank you to our Maple Valley friends and neighbors for nominating Serenity for the Maple Valley 2016 Non-Profit of the year.




Learn the different ways you can help Serenity Horses
Serenity's horses depend on the tax-deductible contributions of our wonderful donors - we depend entirely on private donations and the occasional grant to continue our mission. Donate today - your dollars go directly to feeding and caring for the horses!  Go to our Donate page to learn about how many ways you can help the horses at Serenity.


Helping Horses in our Community 

Read the story of this starved mare and what to do when you Report Abuse on our Our Work page.





Thank you Everyone for Supporting Serenity on Giving Tuesday!

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Balancing the Light

Saturday, December 17 from 11am to 2pm 

Serenity Equine Rescue in Maple Valley

 We are entering the darkest days of the year. The sun is down by dinner time, and even at noon the shadows are long and slanting. Holiday preparations are in full swing, and our minds swirl with plans for gifts, meals, treats, crafts, decorations, travel, cleaning. When we look out into the natural world, we see the opposite of this constant, harried motion. The earth is growing quiet. The plants and animals are storing away food for the cold months or preparing to sink into dormancy.  It can be a challenging finding the balance of honoring the body’s desire to turn inward - slow down as well as honoring social engagements, to do list  etc.  

This Balancing the Light Ceremony honors the natural world's seasonal desire to go inward for we will spiral in to find our own light, our own source. Each of us are seeking our own direction, our inner light, our own spirit and ultimately we only find this essence, this Self, within.

In this ceremony we will walk the spiral as an image of this path we are all treading. The spiral is a circle seeking its center and each of us is on a journey to our own center.  

more information to come.......





Horses as Healers Clinics

Horses as Healers with 
Neave Karger-Megenhardt 

This is an opportunity to be validated, acknowledged and witnessed by compassionate healer horses who will allow you to experience a level of healing that is deeply and profoundly freeing.  The Serenity horses have lots of practice helping to facilitate and support those who are working through difficult issues. 

Openings are limited to 10 people.  Please go to our Calendar of Events page for more information on dates and times.


Volunteer with Serenity!

Volunteers are the heart of Serenity.  We could not do the work that we do without you.  If you are interested in working around horses (and a few piggies) we need reliable, regular volunteers around the farm! If you are interested in helping out please contact Serenity at volunteer@serenityequinerescue.com.
Orientations are held most Saturdays of each month at 10am. These orientations last for about 45 minutes and volunteers are encouraged to stay and work after the orientation. Please visit our Volunteer page for more information. 

In Memory of our Dear Shamara

At 34 Shamara laid down on the lawn outside my house and decided it was time to go. She lay quietly while I held and stroked her head until Dr. DeWard came to help her on her way. Out on the farm every day she could be seen along the driveway, wandering from place to place nibbling on the grass or standing in the barn keeping another horse company if they had to be in their stall. We would all stop to watch her trot or canter up and down th
e hills showing off her beautiful movement; never missing a step. She could be grumpy and little stand-offish but had her moments when she would enjoy a good grooming and a scratch. Somehow she made you feel special if she allowed you to give her attention. She was well loved and we will all miss her. I am grateful that she did not suffer, and as with all things in her life, she chose her time to move on.


In January we rescued 4 mini stallions from a horading situation is Grays Harbor.  All of the boys have been gelded, except Little D who is 27, and several are ready for a new home.
  
All of our little mini's rescues have fully recovered and some are ready for adoption!

 Hey Everyone,  aren't I adorable?  To learn more about me go to Adopt.


Click on Rescuing Grays Harbor Horses for the full story and pictures of Little D and his 3 friends that have come to Serenity.
  Go to our Donate page and donate to this cause today!

   

Serenity Blog
Our wonderful friend and well-known playwright Dr. Elena Hartwell has created a Blog for Serenity called Stories from Serenity.  To follow Serenity's stories and keep abreast of other important and sometimes funny goings-on at the farm click on this link