Horses Helping Humans

Experiential Learning

Experiential learning with horses can teach people to “think outside of the box”.  It can enhance pro social and life skills and dramatically increase a client’s sense of personal power and control.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

If you feel stuck in traditional counseling, if your adolescent is resistant to “therapy”, or if you want to learn more about yourself in a fun and safe environment, then EAP sessions may be just the right thing.

Therapeutic Riding

Therapeutic riding can benefit riders in many ways, including: improved muscle tone, improved motor development, balance skills, social skills, self-confidence, and self-esteem. We offer individual and group sessions for clients who have a variety of physical or developmental limitations,

Meet the Horses and Humans

Our Sponsors


<em>Faith Standifer</em>
I was given the opportunity to take a group of middle school students to the Medicine Horse program for 6 weeks.  The students that attended were all kids that struggled in school, both academically and socially, had low self esteem, difficulty with self awareness, had challenging home lives, and were of a low socioeconomic status, etc… The changes I saw in the kids while they were at Medicine Horse were day and night compared to the behaviors they displayed in school.  They were excited, enthusiastic, focused, and had a great attitude.

- Faith Standifer

MSW, school social worker
<em>Ellie Rathje</em>
Medicine Horse is invaluable for the positive qualities that it brings out in students. It offers the unique opportunity to work with such an incredible animal that demands respect, requires assertiveness, and responds greatly to calm energy. It is truly amazing to watch students with behavior problems at school, or shy introverted students, or students with ADHD transform into different people around the horses. This program helps demonstrate to the students, that they can be all these things (calm, assertive, and respectful).

- Ellie Rathje

MSW, school social worker
Thanks to the Medicine Horse Center I have gained a confidence I never dreamed I could possess. I was able to incorporate the skills I was learning into my life and help me cope with stressful situations that would arise. I highly recommend this program for anyone who is struggling out there. It is unlike any therapy you’ll ever experience but you won’t regret it!

- Corina