Horses For Healing, Inc., a 501(c)3 was established in 2013 with the goal of using horses as therapy partners to help humans resolve challenges related to PTSD, depression, anxiety, and other trauma related issues. Horses For Healing is a clinical program that utilizes licensed therapists to facilitate the therapeutic work.
All horses partnering with Horses For Healing are trained as equine therapy partners. They love their work and the clients they see each week. The clinical work is based in evidence-based models of practice and all therapists are trained in trauma-informed care, cognitive processing therapy, and equine therapy among other special trainings.
Horses For Healing provides equine therapy for children, adolescents, adults and families. Over 200 clients have been served since 2013.
In addition to serving children and families in the civilian population, Horses For Healing serves active duty, veteran and National Guard military personnel. Programming for military includes equine therapy and the following complementary services: Ashva yoga, restorative yoga, mindfulness, acupuncture, Trauma Release therapy, acudetox, and annual retreat opportunities.
Horses For Healing accepts most commercial insurance, Medicaid, and for those military who do not have insurance, the State of New Mexico Behavioral Health Services Department provides supportive funding.
Horses For Healing received an “Excellence in Service Provision” award from the New Mexico Behavioral Health Services Department in 2016, and was the only equine program to be funded under the New Mexico 2019 Veterans and Family Services Program funding opportunity.
Horses For Healing accepts most commercial insurance plans and Medicaid. For military veterans without insurance, funding comes from the State of New Mexico Veteran and Family Support Services.
Founded in 2013, Horses For Healing has been providing equine therapy for the Greater Albuquerque and surrounding areas.