sponsor a
therapy horse

At Medicine Horse, the horses are the stars! They assist our therapists and allow us to provide a therapeutic experience unparalleled by talk therapy alone. Our therapy horses come from all walks of life and many of them are horses that we have rescued and rehabilitated. You can support our horses, and our mission, by sponsoring a therapy horse for as little as $50 a month. 



$50/mo allows your equid to help 12 individuals a year



$100/mo allows your equid to help 24 individuals a year



$250/mo allows your equid participate

in a 4 - 5 week group program 



$500/mo allows your equid to participate

in a full 8 week group program



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frameable certificate & quarterly updates on your equid 



frameable certificate, logo baseball cap, quarterly updates



frameable certificate, logo baseball cap, quarterly updates, end of year appreciation gift


All Sponsorship Tiers

When a sponsor meet & greet event is scheduled, you will receive a notification so that you can plan a visit to come see your special equid.​


Q: Can I come to visit my sponsored horse/mini?

A: You will be notified when an annual Meet & Greet is scheduled for those who are generously sponsoring a therapy horse. As a treatment facility and due to the sensitive nature of the work we do on-site, we are unable to allow individual visitation.


Q: What happens if my horse leaves the Medicine Horse program?

A: We will contact you and help you determine a different equid that resonates with you.

Q: Can I send treats to my horse?

A: That’s a nice offer but our horses have special diets to meet their individual needs.


Q: Can I sponsor more than one horse?

A: Yes, there’s no limit!


Q: Can I give this sponsorship as a gift?

A: Yes! Please give us the contact details for the recipient in the comments section and we will send them sponsorship welcome information and associated tier gifts.



Breed : Gypsy Vanner Pony. Gypsy ponies are draft ponies bred for pulling carts.


Background : Frankie is named after Frank Sinatra and has big starling blue eyes hiding under his beautiful white bangs. He was donated to Medicine Horse as a young colt and is an experienced therapy horse.


Personality : Frankie is friendly, calm and solid with a great sense of humor.


Fun facts : Frankie lets his bottom lip hang down and you can’t help but be charmed by his silly smile and he rarely complains about any extra attention should you find yourself braiding his long flowing mane!



Breed : Welsh Cob pony

Background : Rowan came to Colorado about 5 years ago. His registered name is Radio Flyer but since he is Welsh and red, his owners named him Rowan which means “little red-haired one” in Celtic. 


Personality : Rowan loves attention and is always begging for treats. He is very social and always has a best friend out in the pasture. He knows he is cute so can be a little pushy. He is a pony after all!


Fun facts : He is terrified of getting his spring/fall shots from the vet!



Breed : Off Track Thoroughbred


Background : Silver spent his first 6 years as a winning racehorse then thankfully retired without injury or incident and has been a fantastic therapy horse for Medicine Horse for the past 9 years.


Personality : Silver is calm, willing and a giant love bug!


Fun facts : Silver raced at Churchill Downs! And he always manages to find opportunities to let his inner foal out.



Breed : Miniature Horse


Background : Sadie used to be a regular visitor to nursing homes where her small size and temperament made her perfect for going inside to meet people who were unable to go outside due to physical limitations.


Personality : Sadie is very sweet and usually the first to greet anyone. She is wonderful at giving confidence to people who are new to horses.


Fun facts : Sadie loves to have her tummy rubbed and will do just about anything to get one! She and Ellie, the other mini-horse, have lived together the majority of their lives and have lived the life of service as therapy horses.



Breed : Miniature Horse

Background : Ellie and Sadie have lived together most of their lives and have been in service as therapy horses. 


Personality : Ellie warms up to people quickly. She is used to working with people with disabilities and prefers when people are calm and quiet around her so she can get settled in and get to know then better.


Fun facts : Ellie has been with Sadie a very long time so is not happy to spend any time apart from her best buddy.


Breed : Spotted Tennessee Walking Horse


Background : Prince was rescued from Arkansas by Next Step Rescue in Calhan, CO when he was 9. He was a bit on the thin side but has now filled out, is full bodied and healthy as a…well, the horse he is! He has a big stride and a comfortable fast walk that is unique to “Gaited” horses.


Personality : Prince lives up to his name and will charm you with his calm personality and kind nature. He takes time to get to know everyone and is curious about new people.


Fun facts : He loves to have the inside of his ears gently rubbed to get at those itchy spots.

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Breed : Miniture Donkey


Background : Frank was a feral donkey rescued by C.H.E.E.R. (Colorado Horse Education and Equine Rescue) in Brighton, CO. He came to Medicine Horse with his buddy, Bean, in October 2019. 


Personality : Frank was a bit on the shy side and uncertain when he first arrived but has blossomed into an animal that enjoys therapy work and is a favorite for those who prefer to work with smaller animals.


Fun facts : Frank is happy-go-lucky and loves pets and snuggles! There is some discussion (unbeknownst to him) about getting Frank and Bean involved in some donkey racing!



Breed : Miniture Donkey

Background : Bean was rescued at the same time as his pal, Frank, by C.H.E.E.R. (Colorado Horse Education and Equine Rescue). He was feral and living alone in a field until he came to Medicine Horse in October 2019.

Personality : Bean was exceptionally shy and nervous when he first arrived at Medicine Horse but he has settled in to his new home and is now calm and happy.

Fun facts : Bean enjoys playing with his BFF Frank and getting gentle scratches from everyone at the barn. He is quite vocal and has a unique bray that he makes sure we can all hear! He, like Frank, may soon be participating in some donkey races!


Breed : Quarter Horse


Background : Rose moved from Illinois to Colorado in the fall of 2018 and now enjoys living in our lovely state as a participant at Medicine Horse.


Personality : Rose is a sweet lady with lots of natural curiosity.


Fun facts : Rose is the first in line anytime treats are involved!


Breed : Haflinger


Background : Nitro was born and raised in Colorado and has been with Medicine Horse since he was a foal.


Personality : Nitro is very curious, loves people and loves snacks even more! He has a big heart and strong will and puts a smile on everyone’s faces!


Fun facts : this sometimes mischievous horse’s nickname is “Houdini” as he is very talented at opening doors and gates!


Breed : Quarter Horse


Background : Jupiter's owner’s lifelong wish was to own a horse and he has been with her for 20 years. Jupiter helped his owner accomplish her dream to participate in the Queen's Program for the Rooftop Rodeo in Estes Park and worked in rodeos for 7 years.


Personality : Jupiter has been classically trained as a western show horse and is very sweet and gentle. He absolutely loves attention from all humans and is an eager therapist to help clients in search of mindfulness.  His kind eyes and willingness to participate will tug on your heartstrings!

Fun facts : Jupiter has impressive bloodlines and his registered name is "On the Guest List".  


Breed : Full Draft horse (e.g. Clydesdale) and Quarter Horse mix

Background : Amos used to be an Amish working horse in Pennsylvania, plowing fields and pulling a carriage. He later came to Colorado where he joined the Fantasy Ranch in Crested Butte as a trail horse. After dutifully climbing mountains and showing Ranch guests the beauty of the mountains, Amos found his way to private ownership and a slower pace in Boulder and at Medicine Horse.


Personality : Along with his big size, Amos has a big talent for connecting with and healing humans through his gentle nature.


Fun facts : Amos is known for being a gentle giant.

Big Tex

Breed : Palomino Tennessee Walking Horse


Background : Big Tex is a rescue horse who came to Medicine Horse in October 2020. As his name suggests, he is a big, tall fellow and is from the San Antonio, TX area.

Personality : Big Tex is very sensitive and willing when he’s helping with therapy; you only need a gentle thought and he’s ready to respond and connect.

Fun facts : Big Tex has a big stride! All horses can walk, trot, canter/gallop but he’s part of the 12% of horses/ponies that naturally have extra speeds/gaits in addition to walk/trot/gallop!



Breed : Off Track Thoroughbred


Background : Cruz ran successfully on the track then was retired. After a few years relaxing out in the pasture, the University of New Mexico tried to use him for their Equestrian team but he had a little too much energy so the owner’s trainer bought him as a project horse and trained him as a jumper. His owner has had him for over 11 years now and  he is spending his retirement working with as a therapy horse with us.

Personality : Cruz has a heart of gold and is loyal, kind and full of spirit. He is very keen on the the energy around him and is great working with those who need him the most.

Fun facts : Cruz had to have 12 teeth extracted, so you will see him with his tongue hanging out on occasion…it’s his signature look and quite adorable


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