Shanti is the daughter of Love and is peaceful, playful, and graceful. She was born after Karuna but is much bigger than him. She loves to play with Karuna and with others in the pony herd, like Sahaja and Squirt. The word Shanti is from the Hindu language, meaning Peace. In both Hindu and Buddhist traditions, chanting “Shanti” three times represents peace in the body, speech, and mind. This name suits her well because she is very grounded for such a young pony. She represents the peace within, in body, speech, and mind. She often is a leader for young Karuna, although she does love to follow him around in play! When Shanti was born, her entire herd family was sick and in quarantine. This occurred at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a situation in which we can all empathize. The isolation and fear were as real for the ponies as it was for people. Now, Love, Light, Shanti, and Karuna have all made a full recovery and are happy living in the large pony herd which has expanded to 9 unique and caring individuals. Shanti is best friends with Karuna and Sahaja, who have fully embraced her friendship.
Shanti is sponsored by Katie Forde and family, and she is looking for 6 more individuals to fulfill her full sponsorship team of 7. We are committed to offering Shanti a forever home here at I AM HERD, but we cannot do it alone. I AM HERD is a non-profit and depends on public support to care for this herd. Sponsorships are $50/month and receive Gifts of Gratitude and updates from Shanti throughout the year.
If you feel a connection to Shanti, please consider becoming her Sponsor.
Read on to learn more of her story …
Pictured above is Shanti as she was just born. You can see her mother, Love caressing her, and the love that is between them. This is a special moment in time, as Love went through a lot to be able to finally have her baby in the safety of sanctuary land. Here at I AM HERD, Light, Love, and their babies were able to get the proper veterinary care to recover from sickness and to flourish.
Here Shanti can be seen front and center enjoying hay with the rest of her family within the pony herd.
Pictured above is Shanti with Karuna in the big pony pasture. You can see Shanti is larger than Karuna, even though he is a few days older than her. The bond they have is very strong, and they will be able to share their days here in their forever home. Shanti loves to play with both horses and people and especially enjoys a scratch on the back!
Shanti is in need of Sponsorship. If you feel a connection to Shanti it would be our honor for you to amplify that connection by a direct contribution to her care.
Sponsoring an I AM HERD horse or pony is one of the most supportive things you can do for our work and mission. And the most amazing part is the way it truly connects the Caregiver TO the horse or pony they are Sponsoring! These wild ones just know and they are so grateful for Your help!
As a Gift of Gratitude for your Sponsorship, we will mail professional print on archival paper of your sponsored horse! We send out additional Gifts of Gratitude throughout the year as well as send you personal updates from your horse or pony!
Above all, you will know that your donation ensures that we can provide the best of care to this wild one that you feel a connection to. Sponsorships are a monthly donation of $50, the cost of a bale of hay, and are a one year commitment. You may opt to have your monthly donation withdrawn automatically or you may pay in full for the year either via check or online credit card. The annual commitment begins the month you begin your Sponsorship (so a Sponsorship initiated in Feb 2020 will run through Feb 2021)
Blessings from this herd to your heart, there is truly a wild horse in all hearts that are drawn to them ~
I AM HERD
P.O. Box 3
Kelly, NC 28448
501(c)3 non-profit organization