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Please consider making a financial contribution to Medicine Horse Program. Your donations support our programs and help some great kids and families.
Your help is greatly appreciated. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Contributing money is easy!
1. Mail your donation to Medicine Horse Program at: 8778 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, CO 80303
2. Call us at 720.406.7630 to provide us with your VISA or MC number
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Healing Through Emotional and Spiritual Growth
Our Programs For Youth, Adults and Families Offer Healing Through Emotional and Spiritual Growth. Medicine Horse Program enhances the mental health and life skills of youth, adults, families, and groups through therapeutic interaction with horses.
Our HopeFoal Project Brings Hope For Both Foals and At-Risk Girls
The HopeFoal Project is designed to address issues of low self-esteem, depression and suicidal ideation in young girls who live in our community. These at-risk youth are paired with Premarin foals, newly separated from their mothers, to provide a unique opportunity for personal growth. Giving these young girls the responsibility of "gentling and handling" the foals, who have had a rough start in life and need great amounts of love and kindness, helps provide these teenagers a reason to live, thrive and mature. Through this unique partnership, girls from the HopeFoal Project can learn to embrace life once again, while the foals flourish from their newfound trust in humans.
Premarin or PMU (PREgnant MARe urINe) foals are the "by products" of the hormone replacement therapy drug Premarin® that is prescribed to women in menopause or who have had hysterectomies. Premarin® is made from the urine of approximately 60,000 pregnant mares (female horses), and their foals are usually shipped to slaughterhouses for their meat, which is marketed overseas to European and Asian countries for human consumption. The foals vary in breed. Meet our Premarin foals on our foals page.
Our great thanks go out to sponsor MyChelle Dermaceuticals. MyChelle not only sponsors the HopeFoals, but has become a Medicine Horse Sponsor in 2009, and helps support all of the Medicine horses and all five of our core programs. MyChelle has sponsored the HopeFoals for over 4 years and is responsible for saving the lives of so many of these wonderful Premarin foals.
MyChelle Dermaceuticals - Adoption sponsor of the HopeFoal Project
Healing With Horses
A partnership between Medicine Horse Program and Healing Circles (HospiceCare's kids and teen support program) for children who have experienced the death of a loved one, this unique program brings together experienced HospiceCare staff, a licensed professional therapist, grieving kids and horses.
The result is Healing with Horses, an equine-assisted support group where participants learn they're not alone. Students are taught strategies to express their grief, reduce stress and isolation, and connect with others who have lost a loved one to death. Special activities, such as "joining the herd," journaling and equine billiards are designed to teach children how to work together to achieve goals and deepen connections.
Just Say Whoa
This group-format class is geared toward teens who are repeat juvenile offenders or display behaviors such as truancy, substance abuse, anger management problems, depression and low self-esteem. Participants are referred through the Boulder Enhanced Supervision Team. Equine-assisted learning activities are utilized to develop communication skills and appropriate boundaries. Students 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.
Equus Integration Project
This program brings together diverse student populations from Boulder county with the goal of breaking down barriers and easing conflict due to differences in language and culture. Students come from Arapahoe Ridge High School's Newcomer Pathways Program.
Through horse activities, creative expression and body movement, this EAP program addresses the psychological, emotional and social aspects of individuals with developmental disabilities.
Corporate Training & Team Building- Horses make it work!
Medicine Horse corporate training creates opportunities for professionals to reflect, engage, act and learn. We accomplish this by customizing interactive equine activities to facilitate personal growth and enhance professional success. Working in partnership with horses, our corporate training is creative, dynamic, and different from conventional teambuilding approaches. As prey animals, horses are sensitive and extremely intuitive with distinct attitudes, moods and personalities. Our horses, in cooperation with trained facilitators, offer a unique opportunity to experience new ways of thinking and communicating.
Our training programs are intended to:
- Enhance interpersonal communication
- Improve interaction with others
- Collaborate problem solving
- Develop self and group leadership
- Inspire change through innovation and creativity
No prior knowledge or experience with horses is necessary.
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