PRESS RELEASE: Medicine Horse responds to Marshall Fire to aid community healing

Medicine Horse is offering free equine assisted therapy sessions to individuals, families, firefighters and other first responders impacted by the Marshall Fire

4 week program meets Saturdays beginning January 29

Firefighters & first responders meet 10 am to Noon

Individuals & families meet 2 pm to 4 pm

Location: Medicine Horse @ White Dog Farm - 9143 Valmont Rd, Boulder, CO 80301

January 14, 2022 -- BOULDER, Colorado -- Medicine Horse is offering free equine assisted therapy sessions to individuals, families, firefighters and other first responders impacted by the Marshall Fire.

“Our hearts are broken for our friends and neighbors who experienced loss in the devastating Marshall Fire on December 30th,” said Medicine Horse Executive Director Natalie Longhini. “Many in our community are in need of extra support right now, and Medicine Horse is here to help in the best way we know how.”

Medicine Horse is offering two 4-week groups of equine assisted therapy to address the mental health needs of those affected by the fire. The sessions will be held on Saturdays beginning January 29, at Medicine Horse’s facility located at 9143 Valmont Rd. in Boulder. The sessions for firefighters & first responders will meet from 10 am to Noon. The sessions for individuals & families will meet from 2 pm to 4 pm. Ages 6 and up are welcome to attend the family sessions. Minor children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

“These first two groups are limited to 20 participants each, but we will continue to form new groups as long as there is community demand,” said Longhini. "During these sessions, folks will have an opportunity to focus, release tension and be given the space to process the overwhelming emotions they are experiencing."


These sessions will be provided at no cost to participants. For complete details and to reserve your spot in a group, visit the Events page on Medicine Horse’s website medicinehorse.org.

Founded in 2000, Medicine Horse is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and leading provider of free/donation based equine assisted psychotherapy and learning sessions located in Boulder, Colorado. Equine assisted therapy pairs licensed therapists with horses to offer an experience unparalleled by talk therapy alone. Medicine Horse offers a variety of support groups and learning sessions for women impacted by breast cancer, veterans and active-duty service members, veterans and their caretakers, LGBTQ+ youth, LatinX youth, those struggling with substance abuse, trauma or grief, and many other populations in pursuit of their vision of a more connected, healthy and compassionate community.

Contact: Natalie Longhini, Executive Director

Phone: 720-530-8002

Email: natalie.longhini@medicinehorse.org