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These guidelines were developed in accordance with Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) guildelines to create a safe, respectful environment for clients, volunteers, horses, and therapists at Medicine Horse (MH). 

Safety and confidentiality are always our primary concerns for

clients, volunteers, horses, staff, and anyone on the property. 

THERAPEUTIC ENVIRONMENT. Most of the areas at MH, including the office, are used for therapy. When entering MH property, please be mindful that a session may be in progress. If a therapist is with anyone while you are on the property, please pass quietly without interrupting.




IN CASE OF EMERGENCY. Instructions and phone numbers for emergencies are posted in the barn and on the Medicine Horse office door. The office is located near the front door and the phone is on the desk inside. If there is an emergency and you must enter the office while a session is in progress, knock first and wait for the door to be opened. Please note: the office phone is to be used only for emergencies.

COMMUNITY. We are a safe and inclusive environment and expect our volunteers to uphold these values while working with Medicine Horse.


NO SMOKING. No use of tobacco, smokeless tobacco, or vaping products on the Medicine Horse property, please.

ALCOHOL/DRUG USE. Volunteering around horses requires a clear head. Please do not use drugs or alcohol before or during your time volunteering. If we suspect that you are under the influence, we will ask you to leave the property.

PARKING. Please park in designated areas only. Do not park on the grass or block the roadway. If you are parked anywhere on the drive where an emergency response vehicle can not get through, please move your car behind the white gates.

OUTSIDE ANIMALS. Other than service animals, no outside animals are permitted on the Medicine Horse property, including in parked cars. Please leave your furry companions at home.

INSURANCE. Medicine Horse's insurance covers only participants enrolled in our programs and those scheduled to be on the property. Any family members or friends that would like to participate in volunteering MUST complete the volunteer application, liability release, and be scheduled to volunteer.



  • ​Do not turnout without permission from the staff.

  • Do not leave gates open.

  • Do not feed the horses or offer treats, even if they act hungry (they always act hungry). Overfeeding can cause colic and kill a horse.

  • Do not remove a horse from a stall

  • Always wear sturdy closed-toe shoes and work gloves.

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