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Sat, Apr 13


Medicine Horse @ Papillon Ranch

14-16 LBGTQ+ Support Group

This is a 6-week program for LGBTQ+ teens ages 14-17 who are interested in learning more about horses and need support for anxiety and depression.

14-16 LBGTQ+ Support Group
14-16 LBGTQ+ Support Group

Time and Location

Apr 13, 2024, 10:00 AM MDT – May 25, 2024, 12:00 PM MDT

Medicine Horse @ Papillon Ranch, 7663 E County Line Rd, Longmont, CO 80504, USA

About the Program

Previously called, "Rainbow Wranglers", this is a 6-week program for LGBTQ+ youth aged 14-17 who are interested in learning more about horses and need support for depression and anxiety. Working with horses offers a unique opportunity to learn and grow because of how sensitive and responsive they are to subtle cues, body language, and emotions. No horse experience needed.

While working with our horse herd, the teens will learn how to identify, express, and regulate their emotions without judgment or pressure and practice safe and sustainable ways to connect with themselves, others, and the world around them. These skills and experiences have been shown to decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety as the teens learn that they can meet challenges effectively and take risks.

The group offers teens a chance to learn skills for working safely with horses as well as provides a safe place to connect with other teens in the LGBTQ+ community where they can be themselves more authentically and build lasting friendships, with horses and humans!​

This program is funded through grants and provided at no cost to participants. Donations are always welcome & appreciated.

Session 1: Saturday, April 13 - Saturday, May 25

Session 1 will NOT meet on Saturday, May 4th

Session 2: July 20 - August 24 (registration opens May 19)

Session 3: October 5 - November 9 (registration opens July 21)

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