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This year, Give Big starts at 6pm on May 4 and ends at 6pm on May 5. As you consider which nonprofits you would like to support that day, please consider Windhorse Equine Learning. Our giving page is Thanks for Giving Big!

Join us this year for our signature event, Cowpokes & Cocktails on Saturday, August 19, from 5:30-9:30pm, for a festive evening of wining and dining in support of Windhorse programs for kids. We have some very exciting entertainment planned -- stay tuned for more information!

Is your teenager stressed out and anxious? Windhorse Equine Learning offers a six-week course specifically designed to alleviate your teen’s anxiety through working with horses and practicing mindfulness skills and yoga. They will learn strategies to cope with their feelings "in the moment," as well as participate in exercises with horses that reduce stress and create calm. 

  • Windhorse is currently offered in six-week small class sessions in the spring and fall and in week-long summer camps. The program is progressive and all participants must start in the basic horsemanship class. Students who stay in the program will be taught horsemanship and riding skills and will also mentor and support students in the basic classes.

    School-year classes are two hours and take place on Saturdays, Sundays, and some weekday afternoons. Windhorse offers a week-long summer camp in June in partnership with Montana State University’s College of Agriculture, and two summer camps in July in partnership with MSU and the Gallatin Valley YMCA. Each six-week session and summer camp is $300; needs based scholarships are available. To sign-up for the program, participants must complete the following application and questionnaire. Once accepted into the program, additional paperwork is required.

  • Deb Sipes, Natalie's grandmother and legal guardian
    Deb Sipes, Natalie's grandmother and legal guardian

    "I’ve seen such a tremendous change in Natalie in the past year since she started in Windhorse classes. There’s a growth and a maturity and an empathy for others that she did not have before. She wasn’t able to comprehend how her actions affected other people or animals. And her ability to interact and have relationships has improved so much. I really attribute these changes to what she’s learned at Windhorse. "

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