Sponsor a Horse
The horses at MHP provide invaluable services to our clients and community. Sponsoring a horse is your opportunity to give back to the horses who give so much, and be part of a core team of people contributing to horse wellbeing. Sponsors are a very important and welcome part of the MHP community. Sponsors who give at least $50 per month for one full year get special visiting opportunities so that you can get to know and love your sponsored horse.
Sponsorships make great gifts to celebrate birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions.
Please note that in order to become a horse’s sponsor, we ask that you commit to at least 12 months sponsorship. If you cannot do this, you are welcome to make a one-time donation.
- Horse sponsor certificate and welcome package (makes a great gift!)
- Visitation days so you can get to know your sponsored horse in person
- Regular updates about your sponsored horse via email
Frankie: sponsor Frankie!
Frankie is named for Frank Sinatra and when you see his starling blue eyes you'll see why. Frankie is a gypsy pony who was donated as a young colt to our program. Gypsy ponies are draft ponies, bred for pulling carts. Frankie's long mane begs to to be braided and he rarely complains about the extra attention. You must check out his smile; he lets his bottom lip hang down and it looks so silly. He is solid, friendly, calm, and has a great sense of humor!
Victor: sponsor Victor!
In March of 2017, we welcomed Victor to our herd! Victor is a 16yr old Andalusian who has been an upper level dressage and trail horse. The dressage work is a little to much for him now, but he still loves to be with people and be ridden. He practically prefers people to horses, and loves attention! He senses people and connects with them very well, expresses himself but is calm and happy to let people crawl on him bareback.
Commander: sponsor Commander!
Commander is an 18 year old Tennessee Walking Horse. He does not trot, but moves along a continuum of walks, dog walk, flat walk and running walk. He loves to play in water, to roll and splash, and loves to be groomed. He also likes a brisk walk along the trails, but he has his name for a reason--the other horses will need to hurry to keep up.
SuzY: sponsor Suzy!
Although Suzy is tiny, she is one of the greatest therapy horses at Medicine Horse Program. Suzy works tirelessly day after day, bringing joy to all of us. She teaches children to ride. She helps teenagers learn leadership. She teaches empowerment to girls overcoming obstacles. She helps seniors remember the good times they had growing up with horses. She offers veterans with PTSD the power of mindfulness, staying in the moment, relaxed yet aware, as they drive in her cart.
Sadie: sponsor Sadie!
Sadie loves to have her tummy rubbed and is usually the first to greet anyone. In fact she will do just about anything for a tummy rub! She is wonderful at giving confidence to people who are new to horses.
Before she came to MHP, Sadie was a regular visitor at nursing homes, where she would make many people very happy. Due to her small size, she was perfect for being a horse that was little enough to go inside and meet people who were unable to come outside for physical disability reasons.
Ellie: sponsor Ellie!
Ellie warms up to new people quickly. She is used to working with people with disabilities and prefers it when people are calm and quiet around her so that she can settle in and get to know them.
Ellie and Sadie have lived together for the majority of their lives. They are both older and in their 20s and have had a life of service as therapy horses.