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One Heart Wild Education Sanctuary is a trauma informed nonprofit organization offering services that address the four pillars in humane education: human rights and well-being, animal protection and welfare, environmental stewardship, and cultural issues that affect an indvidual's emotional and psychological health and resilience. 

Non-Discrimination Policy: One Heart Wild Education Sanctuary does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious beliefs, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, neurodiversity or age.

Another foundational element of our work at One Heart Wild Education Sanctuary and the ROOTS Institute, involves the scientific discipline of trans-species psychology. This discipline integrates the fields of psychology, neuroscience, ecology and ethology, for the purpose of creating a deeper understanding of the nature of psycho-social behavioral health in human and non-human animals, and the astonishing results obtained in inter-species therapies.

While many facilities and training programs exist around the world, we believe the facilitators at our ROOTS Institute represent the next generation in human-nonhuman animal interaction professionals. Here, horses (and other social animals) are not merely used as treatment tools, they are respected as partners with equal concern given to their own growth and healing.  In addition to the obvious ethical advantages of this approach, we find it profoundly improves the quality of therapy experiences and results.


Katie Osborn

Location Silverdale, WA
  1. Animal protection
  2. Animals in culture
  3. Animal welfare
  4. Humane education
  5. Human rights
  6. Mental health and well-being
  7. Psychiatry and psychology
  8. stewardship