"Where the LOVE of CHRIST Shines"
Sonshine Equine is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) center. We rely on your support and contributions. Your support will enable us to sponsor riders and meet our centers goals.
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Our Mission is to encourage and empower participants using horses to develop present-time awareness, conflict resolution, patience and self-identity.
We designed a program that uses horsemanship skills, Equine Assisted Learning and riding.
Builds assertiveness/problem solving, develops empathy/compassion, Increases emotional awareness, understanding and stability, Enables people to pick up social cues, teaches tolerance and patience, Encourages self-regard/self-respect, demands muscle flexibility and strength, Improves fine and gross motor skills including balance and endurance, Reduces stress/anxiety, Body awareness, Coordination
Animals create special relationships with humans and this is especially true with horses. The nonverbal communication between a human and horse strengthens the emotional bond that is shared. Therefore, words aren’t needed for human and horse to be perfectly in tune with each others emotions and the relationship between them creates love and understanding that is often indescribable.
Jonathan Wilson and Family
Lions club of Ocean View
Delaware Lions Club
Lefty's Alley & Eats
Heather Costin is Artie's sponsor for the Month of March and April! He is her favorite boy.
Contractors for a Cause teamed up with Sussex Technical High School for collaborating to build our new mounting station. We are so grateful for the community support.
If you are interested is scheduling a lesson please call and set a schedule a meet and greet. This allows your family an opportunity to tour our center and meet the horses. We offer therapeutic lessons as well as non therapeutic lessons. All lessons are schedule by appointment. Our lessons are held on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
We teach our riders foundational horsemanship that my include ground work, grooming and saddling. We do recommend pony rides to those who are under the age of 5 years old.
We do welcome groups and home school families where they will get hands on education about horses.
Sonshine has a community service program for individuals to receive hours for school. Community service is a wonderful way to teach our children about volunteering and giving back to the community.
We have 4 summer camps schedule for 2023.
Thank you to our supportive community and FACES (Freeman Assists
Communities with Extra Support) for your donation to help us complete the projects on our pavilion.
Post time segment with Heather Vitale about Artie the retired standardbred. This gentle giant loves his new job at Sonshine Equine. Click on the link and enjoy the show. October 10, 2021
Thank you to WBOC Delmarva Life for the segment on Sonshine Equine. Wilma and Pebbles enjoyed the attention from Vincent and Liam.
Thank you all that have donated and continue to support Sonshine Equine. We have received riding helmets, saddles, barn equipment and financial donations. You are all a true blessing.
* Sponsor a rider for the 2023 season. We are in need fo 10 sponsorships.
* Sponsor a horse for a month. When you sponsor a horse you get to come spend time that horse.
* Volunteer weekly
* Share our mission
*Gift cards to Tractor Supply and Southern States
The mission of Sonshine Equine is to enhance the development and quality of life for children and adults with everyday challenges. We focus on providing skill based instruction in a safe, nurturing and loving environment.
"Horses mend hearts and souls.
Jan Baldt and Dr. Christopher Baldt are the founders of Sonshine Equine. They are both Delaware natives. Jan has been working with horses and people for over 23 years. She recently received a certification from The Shepherds Academy in Biblically Based Equine Assisted Learning.
Dr. Baldt is a human, horse and dog Chiropractor in Millsboro.
Come meet our miniature donkeys at Sonshine Equine...Wilma and Pebbles. Wilma is the mother of Pebbles . Some days Pebbles thinks she is the boss! They love horse cookies and getting groomed. They will put a huge smile on your face and give you tons of love.
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