Welcome to Sunrise Animal Sanctuary & Therapeutic Equine Center (SASTEC) where our passion is serving animals AND people who have been neglected or who are unwanted.
We have added EQUINE ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY (EAP) through the EAGALA and EASE model at the Sanctuary. EAP incorporates horses for emotional growth and learning. EAP is a team approach to issues with a licensed therapist and an equine specialist working with the clients and horses to address treatment goals. Clients learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with the horses, and then processing (or discussing) feelings, behaviors, and patterns. Click here to learn more!
SASTEC has also added therapeutic riding using the PATH International model! Therapeutic riding provides benefits to individuals with special needs who experience the rewarding benefits of horseback riding. A disability does not have to limit a person from riding horses. In fact, experiencing the motion of a horse can be very therapeutic. In addition, we are working towards offering a therapeutic riding program for Veterans. Click here to learn more!