The Story of One Red Thread

Formed in July of 2023, One Red Thread Equine Connection, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization based in Orchard Park, New York.

According to ancient myth, everyone’s pinky finger is tied to an invisible red thread which predetermines our relationships and connects us to others. The ulnar artery connects the heart to the pinky finger. As the story goes, this thin vein running from heart to hand - or in our case, from heart to hoof - extends through the invisible world, to end its course in someone else’s heart. Legend has it that the two connected by the thread will have an important relationship, regardless of time, place or circumstance. The red thread may get tangled, stretched or knotted, but it can never break. One Red Thread Equine Connection celebrates the story of the special red thread and the heart-mind connection tied between humans and horses.

Our Services

Pen Pals

The Pen Pal program allows participants to get to know more about horses and start a long term relationship with their new friend. Pen pals can choose to write or draw a picture and their pen Pal will write back. This fun program can help foster good writing and communication skills, promote a connection outside of the classroom, hospital room, doctor’s office or group home and build a forever bond with a horse.