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Position Summary: Assist therapists by handling horses during group therapy sessions (haltering, grooming, leading clients on horses, etc.

Job Duties

  • Catch, halter, and lead a variety of horses in a variety of settings with direction from the group facilitator
  • Read horse behavior and take appropriate action during a group to maintain safety for self, horses, and participants
  • Use neutral and reflective language with participants
  • Work as a team with other horse handlers, facilitators, and students
  • Gather and put away equipment needed during a session
  • Maintain mental and emotional regulation and awareness, and communicate clearly what is needed if that isn’t possible
  • Communicate about absences and seek a replacement if possible

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7663 E. County Line Road North, Longmont, CO 80504, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission: We save lives. Healing through the empathic power of the horse. We offer free Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and learning programs to enhance the mental health of children, teens, families, and colleagues.


Founded in 2000, Medicine Horse is a leading provider of free mental health programs to those in our community who need help and wouldn't otherwise have access to equine therapy. We serve veterans, caregivers, women impacted by breast cancer, LGBTQ+ youth, underserved youth, teens in high-risk situations, first responders, and more.

Licensed & registered therapists partner with horses to provide powerful experiences that help with things like trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, and depression that have long-lasting, positive impacts on those who join us. 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 transfer to each participant's everyday life. Medicine Horse Program provides a fun, challenging and unique environment where human growth, healing, and potential may be achieved.


Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Animals, Children & Youth, Health & Medicine


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7663 E. County Line Road NorthLongmont, CO 80504



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Must be able to commit to 6-8 weeks of group sessions for 3 hours per week. You can learn more about our group programs that you'd be helping with on our website.
  • Complete volunteer application; including background check and online volunteer orientation. Must complete in-person training class (Equine Skills & Group Therapy Training) and be approved by our therapy team

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