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Rocky Mountain Equi-Rhythm: Horses Balancing Hearts

The mission of Rocky Mountain Equi-Rhythm: Horses Balancing Hearts is to use the healing power of the horse-human relationship to assist in imagining, creating, and living lives of purpose, meaning, and achievement. Our vision is to enable people to develop and maintain right relationships with themselves—as body, mind, and spirit—and with their families, nature, and the community.  

Rocky Mountain Equi-Rhythm Clients

Rocky Mountain Equi-Rhythm offers individual, family, and group counseling sessions to those in need in Boulder County and surrounding communities.

Experience the healing power of the horse-human relationship.

Our Focus

  • To create learning, growth, and skill-building opportunities through the use of horses and other experiential methods
  • To teach life skills as a collaborative team
  • To provide a rich and diverse learning environment

Our methods

We accomplish our vision and mission by developing curriculum in partnership with synergistic community programs and through offering equine psychotherapy. Equine psychotherapy is a collaborative effort between a horse, the client, and a therapist which primarily involves experiential ground exercises in a safety-conscious environment where clients learn the rules of horsemanship. During the process of teaching horsemanship, often issues that an individual struggles with present themselves, which provides an opportunity for intervention. 

Adele and Deborah McCormick, authors of Horse Sense and the Human Heart, have said it best: “We treat the teen’s relationship with the horse as living theater, wherein sooner or later his personal internal dynamics unfold.”

Programs

RMER Equine Programs

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is a therapeutic treatment modality in which the horse is a partner in the therapy promoting growth and positive change.

One of the treatment goals of this modality is to create an interaction that allows an opportunity for individuals to receive immediate feedback from the horse (which is based on the individual’s behavior). It also provides an opportunity for the therapist to use metaphors that may parallel what is going on in that individual’s life as the vehicle for change. In addition, the setting in which client and horses work is most therapeutic. Rocky Mountain Equi-Rhythm uses a holistic mind-body-spirit approach.

Horses are incredible, sentient beings. They truly live in the moment and are free of judgment. They allow us to be our authentic selves in their presence. We can show up as completely ourselves and they accept us fully.

RMER Services

  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy, with an emphasis on:
    • Anxiety
    • Parenting
    • Divorce
    • Post-Adoption
    • Emotional Regulation (Depression/Anger)
    • Eating Disorders
    • Substance Use
    • Communication
    • Executive Function
    • Self Esteem and Assertiveness
  • Workshops
  • Retreats

Partnerships

Rocky Mountain Equi-Rhythm is committed to synergistic partnerships with others listed below:

Want to partner with RMER? We love to work with partners. Contact us about partnering.

Donate

Donate to Rocky Mountain Equi-Rhythm

Please help us in supporting those in need. We thank you for your generous support and for taking the time to learn more about RMER. RMER is a non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.
Online donations coming soon.

Please send check donations to: 
100 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite 12 
Boulder, CO 80302

Kind Regards,

The RMER Team