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The horse is an intuitive, honest, and responsive being. Because horse herds closely resemble the family system, our interactions with horses can lead to awareness of how we relate to ourselves and others. Each horse’s distinct personality may remind you of someone you know, eliciting emotions and behaviors that can be processed in a safe and non-judgmental way.  

New insights, skills, and successes developed with the horses transfers to each participant's everyday life. Medicine Horse Program provides a fun, challenging and unique environment in which human growth, healing and potential may be achieved.

 

Wholeness with Horses

Wholeness with Horses: Self-discovery for Women Impacted by Breast Cancer

A program for women impacted by breast cancer, including those who have recently received a diagnosis, those undergoing treatment, and those who consider themselves survivors.  Regardless of where she may be in the
process, breast cancer changes a woman’s life. Even the strongest among us may encounter fears about the
future, depression, anxiety, and struggle to feel whole and comfortable with her body again. Horses can help.

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Woman impacted by breast cancer during individual equine assisted therapy.
Black & white photograph of six veterans from our Operation Be Herd therapy group.

Operation Be Herd

A group for active service members and veterans of all branches of the military.

Through our partnership with the Boulder Veterans Center, we offer an ongoing equine-assisted group therapy program for active service members and veterans of all military branches.
Operation Be Herd partners vets with horses to bring a unique approach to emotional and relationship healing. By
observing and interacting with horses, they engage in activities that teach mindfulness, regulation, and healthy
communication.

This program is limited to 8 participants.

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Rainbow Wranglers

This five-week group program is for LGBTQIA youth (ages 13-15) looking to learn more about the nature of the horse
and while working with the herd, will also find new ways to identify and regulate their emotions and connect to
themselves, others and the world around them. Beyond horse skills, this group provides methods that are designed to alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety.

This group is made possible by the Open Door Fund of the Community Foundation Serving Boulder County.

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Pictured here is a female teen from our LGBTQ+ equine therapy group.
 
Two teenaged boys from our Just Say Whoa horse therapy group which is focused on underserved youth in the Boulder, Colorado community.

Just Say Whoa

Geared toward underserved teens who are struggling with behaviors such as truancy, substance abuse, emotion
regulation, and low self-esteem. Equine-assisted psychotherapy activities are utilized to develop communication skills, increase emotional self-awareness,
build connections, and learn boundary setting. Participants are encouraged to identify feelings and explore positive
expression of emotions and needs, develop leadership skills and a sense of appreciation and empathy for themselves and others.

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Exploring Gender Identity

This support group is for teens age 13 - 18 who are questioning their gender. It is designed to be suitable both for teens who are solid in their trans or non-binary gender identify, and for teens who are exploring and not yet committed to a particular gender identity. Partnering with horses, we explore the concepts of self-esteem, judgement of self and judgements held by others, and how to regulate and move through our own emotional states from a place of compassion.

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A teen walking with their therapy horse in our Exploring Gender Identity support group focused on teens questioning their gender identity.
 
A first responder with her therapy horse in our Horses for Heroes workshop.

Horses for Heroes

A full-day (9am to 4pm) workshop designed for first responders and frontline healthcare workers to come together and focus on healing themselves.  It’s no surprise that those who take care of us typically live in the fight or flight response area of their brain and have a tough time decompressing.
During this retreat workshop, you’ll have an opportunity to relax, release tension and be given the space to process the overwhelming emotions from taking care of the critically ill or injured.

Takeaways you can expect:

 

  • Enhanced mindfulness and meditation practices

  • Learning how to connect with your body and grounding

  • Enhanced teamwork and healthy communication skills

  • Build skills to process traumatic calls and situations

  • Develop healthy coping strategies for dealing with compassion fatigue

 

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9143 Valmont Road

Boulder, CO 80301

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