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Signature Programs

At Medicine Horse, we are devoted to serving individuals and groups through Equine Facilitated Therapy (EFT) and Learning (EFL). We are not a therapeutic riding facility. All of our therapy sessions take place on the ground with our therapists and interns. Our horses are co-facilitators during the session which means their job is to behave in their natural intuitive state and to respond to the client naturally without any agenda.

During our Equine therapy sessions, we focus on sharing space with our horses and building trust with them over time while we learn to ground, groom, and lead with the supervision of licensed mental health professionals. Equine-facilitated therapy sessions use feedback from the horse's behavior and interactions to give insight, thus enhancing the process and providing a therapeutic experience unparalleled by talk therapy alone.

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

Why Horses?

There are many areas where horses can help, such as trauma, grief, recovery, depression, and anxiety for all genders and all ages. Working with horses in nature is a unique and effective therapy treatment, especially for those who need an alternative to traditional talk therapy. Equine therapy is "experiential" and 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. Equine-facilitated therapy sessions use feedback from the horse's behavior and interactions to give insight, thus enhancing the process and providing a therapeutic experience unparalleled by talk therapy alone.

As herd animals, horses are highly social and empathic, relying on their relationships with one another for comfort, safety, and survival. 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. Horses can help build self-efficiency, confidence, trust, communication, and social skills. They also help humans learn impulse control, boundary setting, emotion regulation, and much more. 

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

Signature Programs

  • Teen Substance & Trauma Support Group
    Teen Substance & Trauma Support Group
    This is a 6-week program that offers support for teens who are experiencing substance use and trauma recovery.
  • Breast Cancer Support Group
    Breast Cancer Support Group
    Previously called "Wholeness with Horses", this is a 6-week support group for individuals impacted by breast cancer, including those who have recently received a diagnosis, those who are undergoing treatment, and those who consider themselves survivors.
  • Adult LBGTQ+ Support Group
    Adult LBGTQ+ Support Group
    This is a 6-week program for LGBTQ+ adults ages 18+ who are interested in learning more about horses and need support for anxiety and depression.
  • Teen Peer Support Group
    Teen Peer Support Group
    This is a 6-week long support group for high school-aged teens (ages 13-17) and their parents/caregivers to help improve communication and connected relationships.
  • 11-13 LBGTQ+ Support Group
    11-13 LBGTQ+ Support Group
    This is a 6-week program for LGBTQ+ teens ages 11-13 who are interested in learning more about horses and need support for anxiety and depression.
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