Ren Hurst is creating a paradigm shift in human-animal relationships.
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Hi!  My name is Ren Hurst.  I'm an author, social entrepreneur, and spiritual activist that is rewilding hearts and undomesticating lives through interspecies relationships.  To say that another way, I am teaching people how to deepen their understanding and application of love to free themselves and those in their care from the prison of feeling powerless over their lives, and I'm doing that by teaching them how to relate differently to the most obvious victims of domestication -- the animals we call family.

Domestication is a choice in every interaction. It is not biology. Any perceived separation from one another is magnified through its practice. I’m here to help you restore the connection through a body of work I call Sanctuary13; a set of 13 practically applied principles that can undomesticate any relationship and remove enormous obstacles to emotional independence and well-being.

As a former professional horse trainer, I spent nearly two decades mastering how to modify the behavior of others to suit my own purposes.  All that changed when I stumbled upon a radically different approach, whose philosophy I combined with other areas of my own experience/education to reach far beyond horsemanship.  Today, my life is dedicated to sharing what I've learned from choosing love over exploitation.  You can check out the whole story in my first book: Riding On the Power of Others: A Horsewoman's Path to Unconditional Love.

PHOENIX LANDING: Our Sanctuary Home



I had 13 horses and several other animals in my care when my perspective radically shifted back in 2013 and I left my career as a professional horsewoman.  Most of the animals had been a part of my business, intended to be sold, but keeping the animals was the only option with integrity after I changed.  Unable to find anyone else that would offer them the same degree of understanding and unconditional care, I chose to create sanctuary for them myself.  It has been quite the struggle these past six years to honor my commitment to them while caring for them full time and also trying to bring in funds to create a new, sustainable life for us all.  Somehow, we've gotten by, and we have a lot of people to thank for it.

I currently live completely off the grid in a very basic 96 sq. ft. tiny house in order to give the horses and other animals the life of freedom they deserve.  As a patron, you'll be directly supporting the animals and the development of our sanctuary.  The sanctuary is our private home, primarily to protect the animals, but there is a section that I would  like to build cabins on to host visitors who want to disconnect from the modern world and immerse themselves in this beautiful, natural environment.  First though, we've got to get our basic needs met, and that's where you come in.  As of right now, Patreon is my primary source of income. We cannot move forward without your help.

Supporting us through this platform grants you insider access.  You'll get to know us and learn about our life out here in the truly wild, wild west like only a patron can.  Plus, you get the opportunity to learn how to transform your relationships with animals to create your own sanctuary home.  

Other ways to Help:

If you would like to make one-time gifts to support the animals while I build a sustainable career, you may do so 
here.  We are not a nonprofit, so these donations are not tax deductible, however, 100% of every donation through this link will be used for direct and necessary animal care needs only -- specifically, vet bills and hay.  All donors are welcome to review the financial transactions for this account at any time by private request.
Tiers
Advocate
$3 or more per month

You are the foundation of spreading this message of love.  Because of you, I am able to grow my voice to advocate for animals -- including the human kind.  As thanks for your support, you will receive:


  • Early access to all new content (writing/video/audio)
  • Exclusive, patron-only content/offerings
  • Monthly Zoom Call on the 13th
Explorer
$13 or more per month

For those brave souls on a more self-guided path with Sanctuary13 that may want to have ready access to others walking beside them from afar.  Included in this tier:


  • Access to our Discord support community
  • Graphic print-out of the 13 principles
  • Benefits from previous tier
Includes Discord rewards
Wildling
$33 or more per month

You're ready to break the chains of domestication for yourself and for those in your care.  Time to let go of fear and move into a deeper understanding of love.  Included in this tier:


  • Weekly live lessons/Q&A (via Zoom) on the principles of Sanctuary13
  • Benefits from previous tier
Includes Discord rewards
Wild Angel
$103 or more per month

Whether you're ready to dive deeper with some private support or you want to spread the love by gifting time with me to others, you're committed to being a messenger of love.  Included in this tier:


  • One-hour 1:1 call each month (via Zoom or phone) -- you can use the call yourself or gift it to a friend/organization in need
  • Autographed copy of Riding On the Power of Others
  • Benefits from previous tier
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
51% complete
My initial goal ($2000/month) is set to cover all the basic care expenses for the animals at Phoenix Landing -- our sanctuary home.  All income received from Patreon up to this financial mark goes directly to the animals in my care to secure their current and future needs.  Once this goal is reached, expect a major celebration and a surprise offering of gratitude to all that made it happen!
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Hi!  My name is Ren Hurst.  I'm an author, social entrepreneur, and spiritual activist that is rewilding hearts and undomesticating lives through interspecies relationships.  To say that another way, I am teaching people how to deepen their understanding and application of love to free themselves and those in their care from the prison of feeling powerless over their lives, and I'm doing that by teaching them how to relate differently to the most obvious victims of domestication -- the animals we call family.

Domestication is a choice in every interaction. It is not biology. Any perceived separation from one another is magnified through its practice. I’m here to help you restore the connection through a body of work I call Sanctuary13; a set of 13 practically applied principles that can undomesticate any relationship and remove enormous obstacles to emotional independence and well-being.

As a former professional horse trainer, I spent nearly two decades mastering how to modify the behavior of others to suit my own purposes.  All that changed when I stumbled upon a radically different approach, whose philosophy I combined with other areas of my own experience/education to reach far beyond horsemanship.  Today, my life is dedicated to sharing what I've learned from choosing love over exploitation.  You can check out the whole story in my first book: Riding On the Power of Others: A Horsewoman's Path to Unconditional Love.

PHOENIX LANDING: Our Sanctuary Home



I had 13 horses and several other animals in my care when my perspective radically shifted back in 2013 and I left my career as a professional horsewoman.  Most of the animals had been a part of my business, intended to be sold, but keeping the animals was the only option with integrity after I changed.  Unable to find anyone else that would offer them the same degree of understanding and unconditional care, I chose to create sanctuary for them myself.  It has been quite the struggle these past six years to honor my commitment to them while caring for them full time and also trying to bring in funds to create a new, sustainable life for us all.  Somehow, we've gotten by, and we have a lot of people to thank for it.

I currently live completely off the grid in a very basic 96 sq. ft. tiny house in order to give the horses and other animals the life of freedom they deserve.  As a patron, you'll be directly supporting the animals and the development of our sanctuary.  The sanctuary is our private home, primarily to protect the animals, but there is a section that I would  like to build cabins on to host visitors who want to disconnect from the modern world and immerse themselves in this beautiful, natural environment.  First though, we've got to get our basic needs met, and that's where you come in.  As of right now, Patreon is my primary source of income. We cannot move forward without your help.

Supporting us through this platform grants you insider access.  You'll get to know us and learn about our life out here in the truly wild, wild west like only a patron can.  Plus, you get the opportunity to learn how to transform your relationships with animals to create your own sanctuary home.  

Other ways to Help:

If you would like to make one-time gifts to support the animals while I build a sustainable career, you may do so 
here.  We are not a nonprofit, so these donations are not tax deductible, however, 100% of every donation through this link will be used for direct and necessary animal care needs only -- specifically, vet bills and hay.  All donors are welcome to review the financial transactions for this account at any time by private request.

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Tiers
Advocate
$3 or more per month

You are the foundation of spreading this message of love.  Because of you, I am able to grow my voice to advocate for animals -- including the human kind.  As thanks for your support, you will receive:


  • Early access to all new content (writing/video/audio)
  • Exclusive, patron-only content/offerings
  • Monthly Zoom Call on the 13th
Explorer
$13 or more per month

For those brave souls on a more self-guided path with Sanctuary13 that may want to have ready access to others walking beside them from afar.  Included in this tier:


  • Access to our Discord support community
  • Graphic print-out of the 13 principles
  • Benefits from previous tier
Includes Discord rewards
Wildling
$33 or more per month

You're ready to break the chains of domestication for yourself and for those in your care.  Time to let go of fear and move into a deeper understanding of love.  Included in this tier:


  • Weekly live lessons/Q&A (via Zoom) on the principles of Sanctuary13
  • Benefits from previous tier
Includes Discord rewards
Wild Angel
$103 or more per month

Whether you're ready to dive deeper with some private support or you want to spread the love by gifting time with me to others, you're committed to being a messenger of love.  Included in this tier:


  • One-hour 1:1 call each month (via Zoom or phone) -- you can use the call yourself or gift it to a friend/organization in need
  • Autographed copy of Riding On the Power of Others
  • Benefits from previous tier
Includes Discord rewards