Lakota Fields is a rural not-for-profit holistic horse sanctuary offering equine-assisted personal development and learning opportunities. We offer horses deemed “unfit for purpose” or in need of rescue a safe space to rehabilitate so they can go on to offer healing and therapy to young people and adults needing support within the local community.
Lakota Fields was founded by Lalita Powell. After becoming very ill whilst working in London for magazines such as Hello!, Harpers Bazaar and Elle Decoration she retreated to her hometown of Glastonbury to recover. During her journey of recovery she uncovered childhood memories of trauma and abuse and began to fully heal after experiencing the benefits of equine assisted therapy. Whilst training with IFEAL and LEAP (UK accredited equine therapy providers) she realised that there was a huge problem with unwanted horses. Horses that could no longer be ridden for health reasons were looking for homes, otherwise a sad fate awaited. To work therapeutically with horses no riding is involved so she offered a horse called Damasio a home. This rescue horse went on to heal and inspire her. Thereafter the inspiration for Lakota Fields was born. The native american word “Lakota” meaning “people of the horses”. The Lakota people understood the power of horse wisdom. Lalita feels a deep connection to this tribe. The name Lakota Fields is an honouring of the native american land, people and horses who were hurt during the resettlement wars in America. Her wish is to share the gift of horse wisdom with anyone that is in pain and needs support in their healing process.
There are more horses waiting to join us in 2018 and for this to happen we are looking for funding and a larger premises. If you feel inspired to help in any way we look forward to hearing from you.