Re-Forming Formed: 2008 Established: 2004
This page last updated:7/13/2010
North Central / Santa Fe Area, New Mexico,
Equinearts is an intentional community re-forming in the central New Mexico area. We are interested bringing together people who support an honoring lifestyle for our domestic horses, as they age, and who are committed to supporting compassionate solutions for the many thousands of government-managed wild horses which are at risk in our current system.
Individuals who are committed to supporting their equine companions throughout their lives and horse lovers who are horseless are welcome.
Horses need not be retired: This is project designed to address the increasing problem for adults approaching retirement who do not want to give up their equine companions. We are also exploring holistic and low-carbon footprint lifestyle options: Horses are encouraged for transportation and for plowing land for gardens.
Our vision includes sustainability and nontoxic farm and horse management. Organic farming, hay production, cooperative living and farm operation, and a shared community focus on peaceful communication and educational outreach will be developed. The community will actively within a community that will actively incorporate wild horses into the human community. Our goal will be to work collaboratively to establish compassionate and sustainable options for wild horses, in association with the New Mexico Mustang & Burro Association, a 501 c-3 non profit organization, while providing for our domestic equines' quality of life as they age.
Holistic health and spiritual development programs incorporating the arts, equine health, and preventative health are integral to our purpose, as is cottage-industry development.
We are looking or a new group home on acreage in commuting distance to the Santa Fe, New Mexico, area.
This is an arts-enriched area with lots of cultural opportunities.
- you are interested in collaborating to establish a group home living, situation in an equestrian environment where horse and all life are considered sacred,
- you are willing to pitch in with your talents and energy (horse keeping in New Mexico is high maintenance)
- you are able and willing to contribute financially to the housing costs
- you want drug, tobacco, alcohol free environment,
- you want a holistic and chemical/toxin free lifestyle,
- your values are compatible with the 12 steps and 12 traditions,
- you welcome people of all religious traditions who practice goodwill in action and non violence towards all.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
This page last updated:7/13/2010
Visitors Not Accepted
Visitor Process: Please telephone or e mail contact. to schedule a visit. We have ongoing Equine Ashram/pot luck events.
We can accommodate 2-3 people, prescheduled, in the process of considering potential new members. We do not allow pets as visitors, in consideration of the horses.
Our horses have very special needs and very special gifts. Come with an open heart and plan to enter a sacred space. This is a spiritually transformational experience for most of our visitors.
A $25.00 donation will be appreciated.
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Because our housing is a single housing unit and requires the sharing of bathroom, kitchen and common space membership/residency may be restricted based on sex/gender in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, national origin, religion, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
(our goal is 5-6 in shared housing)
By a group of elders or other leaders
(the NMMBA.org non profit board of directors and advisors, plus Meditation, Common sense, Sense of Humor, Non violent Communication, a chat with the horses.)
(Yes: Our senior horse. This is a dynamic and evolving process of respecting and inclusion of our animal partners.)
Leadership Core Group:
(Two humans: the horses are consulted in all decisions.)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(Members contribute financially and share in work or community work service)
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(Service and active participation in management of the property and horsekeeping is a joyful, shared activity.)
(A modest fee or a period of non member service required as a comittment to our community before we accept new members.)
(Resident members and horsekeeping members contribute financially. Non resident members pay an annual membership fee of $100.00)
Land and Buildings
5 acres (2.0 hectares)
Land Owned By:
An absentee landlord
Number of Residences:
(one group human home and three barns with 6 stalls for horses)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(We have a goal of producing 33 percent of our food. Now, we access local farmer's markets for our produce.)
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
There are some dietary restrictions
(we keep a compassionate, cruelty free kitchen: no meat, flesh or dairy except butter and locally produced goat dairy products)
(in keeping with the philosophy of non violence, flesh eating is not allowed on the premises. Members may choose other dietary options off premises.)
(RRecreational drugs/alcohol are prohibited on the premises.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Shared commitment to non violence in communication and towards indivdiuals, races, animals and the earth.)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(spiritual/non denominational: Open to people of good will of various traditions including but not limited to: Eastern traditions, hindu, buddhist, native american, essene, christian, middle eastern)
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