...my treasures do not sparkle they clink,
they shine in the sun and neigh in the night...



FRANCESCA, Italia – September 2015

I spent three wonderful weeks at IHP, weeks that will stay with me forever. I found myself, and I found out finally what real love for these splendid animals is. I only needed to watch them as they played, and ran free, to understand the magic of this place. I came just to help with the horses but I found so much more: I found a family, amazing people who became close friends, people who, like me, woke up with a smile every morning, looking forward to working together in the service of these fantastic animals. The whole experience changed my view of the world of horses, and showed me that this is the life they deserve to live. It was decidedly not easy to leave, but I shall be back. Of that I am sure.