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Medicine Horse @ Papillon Ranch

Youth LGBTQ+ Support Group (10-13)

This is a 6-week program for LGBTQ+ youth ages 10-13 who are interested in learning more about horses and need support for anxiety and depression.

Youth LGBTQ+ Support Group (10-13)
Youth LGBTQ+ Support Group (10-13)

Time and Location

Jul 12, 2024, 12:00 PM MDT – Aug 16, 2024, 2:00 PM MDT

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

About the Program

This is a one-time, 6-week program for LGBTQ+ youth aged 10-13 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 youth 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 youth learn that they can meet challenges effectively and take risks.

The group offers youth a chance to learn skills for working safely with horses as well as provides a safe place to connect with other youth 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.

This session is limited to 10 individuals and meets on Friday's from 12 pm to 2 pm for 6 weeks.

July 12 - August 16th

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