“I scratched my horses’ rumps from top to tail. Their great pleasure gave my joy. I often watched horses pair up and scratch each other simultaneously–neck, back, butt–just being friends. I took a lesson from them, judging not and demanding nothing.
Just being a friend, Beloved Child of God–that is right relationship with yourself, other humans, and all creatures who share the planet with you. You have dominion to demonstrate kindness, compassion, love, not to harm, enslave, or brutalize. You lead the way to enlightenment and teach by example.”
––Excerpt from When I Was a Child: As Given by the Cosmic Christ by Joy-An Tucker https://www.createspace.com/5392604
Currently the sanctuary houses seven horses, a dog whose previous caretaker lost her home, two barn cats who came with the place, and another rescued cat. All animals are treated with love and respect and allowed plenty of freedom and choice. JoyRising Ranch is a branch of Alliance for Humanity, a non-profit organization that. among other things, supplies the funds for Meals on Wheels in Mt. Shasta, CA (More individual pictures and stories coming soon)
Bringing in the herd in winter.