I am Estrela (Star), I was rescued by Nathalie´s association after many years of abuse.
I am Lalune (The moon), after working for 23 years at a horse riding school, I was rescued by Nathalie´s association when I was on my way to the slaughter house.
I am Grey Hill, I had an accident and broke my leg, so I became useless to my owners who could not ride me anymore. 

We live in Sintra, Portugal with others members of the herd who all have similar stories to ours. Check us out

I am Nathalie Durel, psychotherapist, I have developed my own method of Equine assisted  intervention benefiting individuals and families suffering  from trauma, depression, addiction, etc. I discovered how horses are amazing as therapist. They both mirror and bond in a healthy way with all beings. I even wrote a book about it. (Horse therapist - My journey with horses - Edit. Modocromia)

My team and I created, six years ago a non profit association  to care for the herd.
Happy , healthy horses enable healthy patients! 
By choice, I live with my herd to be able to watch other them. Caring for horses is expensive and I have used my own funds to supplement  regular donors. My herd is aging, the winter is coming and I find myself and the association struggling to face veterinary expenses (visits and medicine) to give my horses the care they need and deserve. This amount would guarantee winter treatment and be prepared for emergencies. 

If you love horses, please help me care for my herd! 
The ponies: Ulisses, Duquesa, Cacau and Cindy
The horses: Meiguinho, Turquesa, Samarra, Estrela, Lalune and Grey hill
The members of the association 

Will be infinitely grateful.
Any donation is very much appreciated and if you ever are in this corner of the world, come and visit us. 


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Nathalie Durel 
Fontanelas, Penalva do Castelo, Portugal

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