therapy horses

The therapy horses at Medicine Horse provide equine facilitated psychotherapy; a powerful way to get in touch with thoughts and feelings in a safe and non-judgmental environment.  Our therapy horses help groups and individuals build confidence, self-efficiency, trust, communication & social skills, impulse control, learn boundaries, emotion regulation, and much more. Horses are effective in their role as "co-therapists" due to their nature -- horses are sensitive to the point that they often know what we are feeling, even more accurately than we do ourselves. 

 

Unlike talk therapy alone, this work is an experience. In our sessions with horses we focus on sharing space with them and building trust over time while we learn to ground, groom, and lead with the supervision of licensed mental health professionals.  There are many areas where horses can help, such as trauma, grief, recovery and anxiety for all genders and all ages. 

Through your generous support of our horse therapy team, we are able to serve those in need.
Please consider sponsoring a therapy horse today! 
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Frankie

 Frankie is named after Frank Sinatra and has big starling blue eyes hiding under his beautiful white bangs.

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Prince

Prince lives up to his name and will charm you with his calm personality and kind nature.

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Rowan

 Rowan is very social and extremely smart -- we could spend the entire day watching him interact with his pasture buddies and learning about 

herd dynamics.

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Nitro

Nitro is very curious, loves people and loves snacks even more!

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Ellie

Ellie is used to working with people with disabilities and prefers when people are calm and quiet around her.

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Sadie

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

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Frank

Frank really enjoys therapy work and is a favorite for those who prefer to work with smaller animals.

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Bean

Bean is a vocal guy and has a unique bray that he makes sure everyone can all hear!

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Rose

Rose is a sweet lady with lots of natural curiosity.  She's a very social mare and she likes to be with her herd mates when out on the trail or in the barn.

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Amos

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

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Big Tex

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.

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Jupiter

 Jupiter loves attention from all humans and is an eager therapist to help clients in search of mindfulness. 

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Cinco

Cinco is curious and easy going. He loves to meet and engage with all kinds of people.

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Mack

Mack is a soft, gentle big boy and has a special knack of putting everyone at ease.

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Location

9143 Valmont Road

Boulder, CO 80301

Email: info@medicinehorse.org

501(c)(3) EIN 84-1558664

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