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Medicine Horse has spots available for boarding at Papillon Ranch in East Boulder County

A unique opportunity for the right horses and humans at a fabulous facility 

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Medicine Horse is a Colorado nonprofit that offers free/donation-based equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning sessions. Medicine Horse strives to be an industry leader in what we do and this includes our horse keeping and care. We are really proud of the facility and care program we are setting up - it will be top notch.


All boarded horses will take part in therapy, and in exchange for their participation, we offer reduced boarding rates.


In order to ensure you are able to spend the time you want with and ride your horse when you want, we have a scheduling system so you can let us know when your horse is available and you will know when your horse is participating in therapy.

Boarding options


12' x 40' outdoor shed row

12' x 12' standard indoor stall

12' x 17' XL indoor stall (limited availability)

We are very grateful for the opportunity to operate and expand our programs at this beautiful, tranquil facility with many wonderful amenities for horses and humans. We are working hard to ensure it will be horse heaven! 



  • Daily turnout 

  • Group turnout on pasture

  • Temperature controlled main barn 

  • Washer & dryer available for boarder use

  • Tack room

  • Restroom inside temp controlled barn

  • Indoor wash rack

  • High attention to the horses' needs, i.e. hay fed 3x/day in the amount your horse needs, horses will always have hay at turnout, and all hay is tested for nutritional content.

  • Owner provided grain and supplements fed daily

  • Blanketing included

  • Daily night check

  • Barn manager lives onsite

  • Indoor arena: 60' x 120'

  • Large outdoor arena: 100' x 200'

  • Indoor round pen: 50'

  • 20 acres of hay fields for riding October - March

  • Easy haul to lots of Boulder area trail riding

  • Your trainer may work with you and your horse onsite

  • Trailer parking available

  • A great group of fun people who all share a passion for horses and the amazing things they offer humans, and creating a a more connected, healthy and compassionate community.

  • Plus, lots of facility upgrades that humans and horses will love in the plans!

To be a fit

for our programs

Horses: Must love and seek out interaction with humans, be extremely gentle and steady minded, have excellent ground manners, take exposure to new things in stride, and be able to live out in a herd with other horses.  

Humans: Humans who are passionate about our mission of providing mental health services and a safe and welcoming environment for all.

Due to the confidential nature of our therapy programs, tours of the facility for applicants are

available by appointment only. More information provided upon inquiry.


If you think this sounds like a fit for you and your horse(s),

please submit a boarder inquiry and we will respond as soon as possible.

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