By sharing time and space with horses; listening to them, communicating with them, learning to ground our bodies in the language of movement that we share with them, we become more compassionate, more fully human, and more a part of the shared earth.
horses helping horses
HORSES HELPING HORSES is a RIDE program dedicated to using performance and education to raise awareness about equine rescue and humane practices. RIDE is currently working with Little Brook Farm, an extraordinary equine rescue and sanctuary in Old Chatham, NY, in their efforts to save horses and provide them with a safe and loving home. ALL THE PRETTY HORSES, a community-based, inter-species dance project, premiered in October 2012 at Little Brook Farm. Proceeds from ticket sales went directly toward funding educational and rescue programs.
In 2010, HORSES HELPING HORSES teamed up with Oscar-nominated actress Joan Allen to help raise $16,000 for Equine Advocates, another horse sanctuary in upstate New York. Proceeds went toward expanding EA’s feed room, repairing roads along with fencing on the 140-acre site and paying for a cancer operation for one of their rescued mares. Forty people joined Allen for lunch and 120 watched the performance of SCARLET and KRUMP at the sanctuary in Chatham, NY. Members of the press were also in attendance, including reporters from the ABC affiliate, Channel TEN, the Register Star, Chatham Courier, Cathy Grier of NYC Subway Girl and Rural Intelligence. Coverage prior to the benefit appeared in USA Today, The Albany Times-Union, and The Saratogian in addition to local TV and radio stations.