February news & updates
February 10, 2021
A new adventure for our youth...
Welcome to the herd, Pegasus!
Pegasus was placed with us at the end of January with the help of Hooved Animal Rescue of Thurston County (HARTC)! HARTC also helped get us Lizzy and we are thankful for a continued partnership with them.

Pegasus is a young gelding who had a rough beginning. It is believed he was around younger kids and at one time had been ridden. After being seen by a veterinarian, we now know that he has a degenerative joint disease. We are planning to incorporate Pegasus into our every day programs, but specifically have him in our youth program for the youth to learn about training, general horse care/responsibilities and to work with ground manners and boundaries to ensure one day he can be adopted by a loving home. He is such a sweetheart and we can't wait to see how he blossoms with the help of our youth. Stay tuned for updates!
How You Can Help
Direct Donations

To donate online, please visit:

To donate by check, please mail to:
3500 85th Ln SW
Olympia, WA 98512

Direct monetary donations are specifically used to:
  • Provide hay and care for our beloved equine partners
  • Increase the number of participants we can serve by providing scholarships
  • Host after school hours for youth

We greatly appreciate the support of our community!
Other Ways You Can Support Us
We know some people prefer to purchase usable items that benefit our participants and horses directly so we created an Amazon Charity Wishlist for horse supplies and food/drink items. We just started this Charity Wishlist at the end of December and are getting items added as we need refills on things! Thank you for supporting our programs.

Take a look here.
Donate Through Businesses

Amazon.com will donate 0.5% of your purchases to HeartStrides through Amazon Smile! You can do your normal shopping and support our mission at the same time! Shop our link and start supporting today: smile.amazon.com/ch/27-3559358

If you shop at Fred Meyer, you can also do your regular grocery shopping and support HeartStrides at the same time. Just link your Fred Meyer Rewards card to HeartStrides with our code (TT806) and get shopping. You still keep all of your rewards, but you help out HeartStrides. Each quarter we get a report on how many people have linked their rewards cards and how much funding is being sent to us thanks to you! If you have any questions or issues please email us at heartstrides@gmail.com.

If you are a state employee, we are also signed up with the Combined Fund Drive. Our WA State Charity Code is #1481074.
Spread the Word and Stay Connected
Please connect with us on social media, like and share our content, and help us build support to give our youth, families and veterans the chance to continue on their journey of healing through horses. We are looking forward to sharing more stories of hope and healing.