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 Core Values

Safety, transparency, honesty, responsibility, inclusion, compassion, accountability, creativity, supportiveness,
and fun!

Mission Statement


Minis With A Mission, Inc. provides opportunities for all people to receive the healing and
joyful benefits of connection with our equine of mini horses and donkeys

Vision Statement

To provide healing and joy to people by connecting hands, hearts and hooves

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Our Story

Minis With A Mission, Inc.  was conceived by Team Leader Marianne Hartmann in 2017 while volunteering at an equine rescue. Knowing and believing from the heart in the healing power of equines, she started training and working with rescued mini horses Fluffernutter (or Fluff), Pixie, and Romeo to bring them to people in schools, nursing homes, assisted livings, hospices, and community events. ​The response to the mini horses was magical and overwhelmingly positive. Wanting to expand the reach of the Minis throughout the community, in the Summer of 2020, Marianne joined together with Team Leader, Laurie Lowe, to integrate donkeys, and Betsy Shea Davis to establish Minis With A Mission, Inc., as an independent nonprofit with 501C3 status. Marianne and Laurie have since earned their certification in Equine Assisted Learning and offer programs to help individuals develop life skills working with horses as the teacher. We look forward to many great years ahead.

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