Craven, Saskatchewan, Canada
Protect. Promote. Preserve.
The Red Pony Stands®

What We Stand For


The Red Pony Stands® Ojibwe Horse Sanctuary conducts all our initiatives in strict accordance to four guiding principles developed by Snowshoe & Starblanket (2016). Termed the Four Blankets of Horse-Based Healing, we use (1) Trauma-informed, (2) Strengths-based, (3) Community-specific, and (4) Spiritually-grounded approaches to ensure that our advocacy endeavours are always carried out in a "good way." As such, we have devised the following statements (in no particular hierarchical order) that help to frame all our sanctuary-related activities for the public:

  • We stand for prioritizing the sustainability needs of the Lac La Croix Indigenous Pony breed over our own personal desires or interests;
  • We stand for Indigenous community consultation when making decisions regarding the future of the Lac La Croix Indigenous Pony breed and its cultural heritage;
  • We stand for working closely with our sanctuary not-for-profit partners and friends when making decisions that impact their breeding programs and the genetic diversity of the Lac La Croix Indigenous Pony breed as a whole;
  • We stand for taking all the necessary steps to ensure that the Lac La Croix Indigenous Ponies we have in our care are provided with the utmost physical and spiritual nourishment at all times;
  • We stand for the ongoing involvement and mentorship of Indigenous Elders who hold traditional horse knowledge to conduct spiritual ceremony with our Lac La Croix Indigenous Ponies according to the proper protocols;
  • We stand for transparency in our sanctuary mission, research projects, breeding plans, pony lineages, and herd locations; 
  • We stand for a drug- and alcohol-free sanctuary environment;
  • We stand for a lifelong commitment of quality care to our Lac La Croix Indigenous Ponies and meticulous screening of potential caretakers when placing their offspring;
  • We stand with others that do the same! 

Our Partners & Friends


We work hard to make sure the following information is up-to-date. However, if you are not able to reach one of our not-for-profit partners and friends using the information below, please let us know by clicking HERE and we would be happy to help you connect with the right person!



Name: The Red Pony Stands® Ojibwe Horse Sanctuary
Location: Craven, Saskatchewan
Phone: Not Available

Name: Lynn Hazen/Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation

Location: Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation

Phone: Not Available

Email: Not Available


Name: Grey Raven Ranch

Location: Mine Centre, Ontario

Phone: (807) 599-1117



Name: Joyce Young

Location: Devlin, Ontario
Phone: Not Available
Email: Not Available
Website: Not Available

United States


Name: Sacred Way Sanctuary

Location: Florence, Alabama

Phone: Not Available



Do The Groundwork!


Interested in owning your own Lac La Croix Indigenous Pony? It is very important for you to conduct your own due diligence when selecting the right pony or breeder for you. The Red Pony Stands® Ojibwe Horse Sanctuary can help you to select a breeding pair from our sanctuary herd, or help connect you to a breeder near you. Please note, we only provide information from the public domain to connect you with potential breeders; you need to make sure you visit and get to know the operations of the breeder to make certain you are selecting the right pony or breeder for you. Factors such as quality, health, and environment for Lac La Croix Indigenous Ponies (like any horse) are very important in an effective selection of a breeder.​ 

If you would like to care for a Lac La Croix Indigenous Pony, but do not have the proper resources and/or infrastructure to do so, contact us anyways! We can help you to learn about the specific needs of the Lac La Croix Indigenous Pony breed and its links to cultural heritage by connecting you to credible sources and peoples. Because the origins of the Lac La Croix Indigenous Pony has been fragmented based on colonial understandings of the history of the horse, please feel free to check with us to verify the accuracy of the information you obtained. 

Contact us HERE to get started on your journey to becoming a knowledgable Lac La Croix Indigenous Pony caretaker or advocate!

Take a Stand Against extinction



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