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Rainbow Ridge Sanctuary

A forever home and refuge for abused and neglected horses

We also offer a retirement livery for horses that can no longer be ridden, giving devoted horse owners the peace of mind that their equine partner will continue to be well cared for and enjoy a high quality of life in their golden years.

Equine Sanctuary & Retirement Livery

Rainbow Ridge is a small self-funded sanctuary that offers a forever home and safe haven for neglected and malnourished horses, horses that have suffered mental and physical abuse or trauma, and horses with physical disabilities or special needs that require ongoing care. We support local and national animal welfare and horse rescue organizations to promote the welfare of horses within our community and further afield.

At Rainbow Ridge, horses live out in a healthy herd environment, having access to shelter from inclement weather while still having the freedom to roam about freely and just be a horse.

Horses have access to grazing and clean water 24/7, are fed twice daily, and are dewormed regularly. With the support of an incredible veterinarian and farrier who ensure our horses receive the specialized care required to regain their health, strength, dignity, and trust in humans again, Rainbow Ridge Sanctuary is able to provide our rescued horses with a safe haven where they can happily live out the rest of their lives

Providing a Safe Forever Home for Horses

The Happy Herd









Lakota’s foal





(AKA Appie Chappie)












Help Us Help Horses

Rehabilitation of ‘Problem’ Horses

Gaining the trust of an abused horse takes time and patience. This is an area that Jenny is passionate about. Using attuned horsemanship methods, Jenny takes the time it takes to slowly build confidence and help fearful horses overcome their fears and learn to trust humans again. If you need asssistance with a ‘problem’ horse, I can help you improve your relationship with your horse.

Rehabilitating an abused horse involves healing both physical and mental trauma. Abused horses are often afraid of humans, difficult to handle, and sometimes even dangerous to be around. A fearful horse will either go into flight mode (run away), fight mode (bite, kick, exhibit other forms of aggressive behaviour), or they will freeze (shut down, switch off).

This involves giving the horse a voice, closely observing their body language and listening to what they have to say. By respecting their boundaries and keeping below their fear threshold, we are able to slowly build confidence and replace fear with trust. The transformation is truly is a beautiful thing to see.

Livery & Overnight Boarding

We will take good care of your equine friend in your absence.

We offer a retirement livery service as well as a livery service for local horse owners who live and work in the city and can only come out and visit on weekends.

Web Content & Website Design

Rainbow Ridge Sanctuary is completely self-funded. We do not receive any funding or donations to support the horses in our care.

Funds are generated through web content writing and website design services, ebook sales, and affiliate commissions from our blog. You can help us help horses by supporting these services, purchasing our books, and following our blog.

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

Helen Keller

“You cannot train a horse with shouts and expect it to obey a whisper.”

Dagobert D. Runes

“Horses do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

Pat Parelli

“A great horse will change your life. The truly special ones define it…”

Author Unknown

“If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan but never the goal.”

Author Unknown

Rehabilitation of Horses

Livery & Boarding

Copywriting/Web Content & Website Design


(27) 83 633 0230

Rainbow Ridge Sanctuary, Rietkuil, Suurbraak, Western Cape, South Africa


Monday - Friday

Open 9am - 5pm

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