Healing Power of the Horse

Equine Therapy

Having worked with horses all over the world, Danny can train a horse to run at full gallop and stop on a mark. Danny has taken horses and taught them to toss riders, fall or jump on cue. And Danny has taken horses and made them so gentle, so forgiving, that quadriplegic pre-schoolers can ride them. As challenging as it is to groom a "movie" horse, the care and sensitivity needed to train a therapy horse is immeasurable. Danny knows that these animals are able to form connections to the emotional and psychological needs of their riders. The therapy provided, physically and mentally, can help the disabled reconnect with their minds, bodies and most importantly their spirits. Ultimately, "riding" is method used to foster a positive self-image in all who come to the ranch.

Over the years Danny has also trained many people in horse riding, including the following celebrities and Hollywood's biggest names.

  • Abigale Spencer
    Adam Beach
    Alfre Woodard
    Amanda Seyfried
    Andy Serkis
    Antonio Banderas
    Berry Pepper
    Billy Bob Thornton
    Billy Ray Cyrus
    Brad Pitt
    Burt Reynolds
    Callum Keith Rennie
    Chris Pratt
    Christian Carmargo
    Christian Slater
    Christopher Lambert
    David Carradine
    Dean Cain
  • Djimon Hounsou
    Dolph Lundgren
    Donald Sutherland
    Gary Oldman
    Goran Visnjic
    Greg Evigan
    Henry Winkler
    Jack Huston
    Jackson Rathbone
    James Franco
    James Marsden
    James Tupper
    Jason Priestley
    Jason Statham
    Jeff Bridges
    Jennifer Lopez
    Jill Hennessey
    Jim Caveziel
  • Joanna Cassidy
    John Hurt
    Karl Urban
    Kate Beckinsale
    Kristoffer Polaha
    Lance Henrickson
    Lee Horseley
    Lindsay Wagner
    Lochlyn Munro
    Lou Diamond Phillps
    Luke Perry
    Mark Wahlberg
    Michael Chiklis
    Mickey Rooney
    Molly Parker
    Morgan Freeman
    Nicholas Cage
    Paul Gross
  • Radha Mitchell
    Ralf Moeller
    Richard Dean Anderson
    Rick Schroeder
    Robert Redford
    Ron Perlman
    Rutger Hauer
    Sam Elliott
    Sarah Chalke
    Scott Speedman
    Steve Zahn
    Tom Berenger
    Tom Burlinson
    Tom Welling
    Trace Adkins
    Winston Rekert

You can donate online. Donations over $25.00 are eligible for an official tax receipt. You can also send us your cheque to the following address.

The Virtue Foundation
General Delivery
Mission, B.C. Canada
V2V 4J5

Yes we do. A bag of horse feed, or nails and screws... we could make a good use out of them all. If you are in a fencing or roofing business, our ranch boundaries or barn roofs could always see improvements and mending too. These are just a few ideas of anything you could contribute to help us keep going. You can even sponsor a horse and we continue saddling it up for a kid with special needs. If you have any materials or supplies that you think we could use, please contact us and we will arrange scooping them up.

We could use extra helping hands with many areas of our daily operation and working with horses. Please contact us to inquire a volunteering opportunities.