The Colorado Therapy Horses is a ‘staff’ of trained Warmblood horses and humans that ‘Heal the Hearts of emotionally hurting humans like veterans with PTSD and their families, adult and child cancer survivors, underserved and at risk youth, kids and adults with special needs, broken child and family relationships and all other kinds of ‘Wounded Humans’ such as those with alcohol and drug addiction and sexual, physical and emotional abuse survivors.
The centerpiece of the program happens when the participants engage in a unique non-riding Equine Therapy called “Natural Humanship Training”, which was developed by our founder Richard C. McMahan, MA, NHTIII, CACIII with 35 years and tens of thousands of hours of experience. Human Interpersonal Services (HIS, Inc.) is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable foundation dedicated to serving people that other agencies are reluctant to serve. Fees are on a sliding scale by donation only. We pride ourselves by having on one paid employee, our barn manager and rely totally on volunteers including the founder, CEO and Clinical Director. All support goes to care for our staff of 18 “Foundation War Horses.”
What we are here for
We provide a safe environment where people can come and heal. Our trained herd of 18 Trakehner horses provide the ‘Gestalt’ for the healing experience.
Life presents us with many difficult challenges. Colorado Therapy horses is a place to overcome the fears we may gain in life.
Often times confrontations or arguments start as a simple misunderstanding. We strive to help people communicate better
What better way to get to know your neighbor then spending quality time around horses. We are proud to be the entity by which our community grows.
“Hear the human stories about the miracle of the horse.”
“When you see a bunch of kids in the pasture with a herd of Horses.”
Jason Lee S. “Story”
Wilbur “Bill B.” Story
Overcoming fear, creating community, and achieving better communication is our goal.
"I never thought they could teach me how to heal"
This is my story
A Few Of Our Sponsors
Lucky 3 Ranch
Goodwinol Products Corporation
A Few words about Colorado Therapy Horses
We are a human & horse relationship program that is non-riding and uses a herd of 18 Trakehner horses to help people understand, experience how fear is at the root of their “isms.” […]
“Fearful to Fearless”, ‘courtesy of Warmbloods Today’ magazine: http://tinyurl.com/o98rvno page 12
Just recently we were fortunate enough to have the Greeley Tribune come by and write an article about us. You can read that article here!
On May 9th of 2010 we were live cover breeding several mares with our stallions. We had just bred Gigi, and the vet led the stallion, Indiana Jones, from the round pen where we were breeding, back to his stall. Another new lady vet had a hold of the rope and halter of Gigi while[…]
D.R.E.A.M. in the non-profit organization that Sheri Hein and Bonnie formed several years ago as a support group with the mission of giving forward and helping to feed the homeless, build homes for Habitat for Humanity and many other community endeavors. It is a way that the clients of The Drug Court can support each[…]
Recent studies conducted by the Institute of HeartMath provide a clue to explain the bidirectional “healing” that happens when we are near horses.