Come Eat with Us to Support Listening Horse!

For the 3rd year, Sheila and Roland of Joe’s Dining are very generously supporting Listening Horse by donating 20% of all meals eaten at Joe’s Dining on Tuesday, Nov. 15th.  Please come and feast on the amazing, locally-sourced food at Joe’s, supporting their mission and ours!

PLEASE share this flyer, forward it to your friends and family, post it on Facebook, websites and invite as may people as possible to come eat!

The more eaters at Joe’s on the 15th, the more funds raised for Listening Horse, helping us to continue providing equine-assisted therapy (at no cost) in our community.
Hope to see you at Joe’s!




Veterans Day Parade on Friday, November 11th!


Join us on a parade through downtown Santa Fe to honor the folks who have served our country.

On Friday, November 11th, Listening Horse will have 3 horses riding in the parade. You’re invited to come ride your horse or ride in the truck (limited space available) through downtown. The parade begins on Murales St. by Ft. Marcy (between Old Taos Hwy. and Bishop’s Lodge Rd.) We’ll be gathering between 9:00-9:30am.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Hope you join us!

Yard Sale is coming up on October 1st!

Not only do we still want more stuff to sell, we’d love some help putting it all together!

You can help with pricing on Saturday, September 10th @ 1pm.
You can also help with setting up on Friday September, 30th in the afternoon.
We’ll need help with selling and cleanup from 7am to 6pm on Saturday, October 1st.
On Sunday and Monday (October 2nd and 3rd), we’ll need help with cleanup and return of borrowed items.

If you’d like to help, or have something to donate (no clothing please), contact me for more details.

All donations are tax deductible. Please let me know if you’d like a tax letter.

Thank you for your ongoing support & helping Listening Horse help others!

yard sale flyer 2016

September 9th: Listening Horse & The NM State Fair!

On Friday, September 9th, participants from Listening Horse will be showing off their riding skills with other therapeutic riding programs. Between 9am-12pm, they’ll be riding in a show with their peers, practicing their horsemanship and earning ribbons.

We’ll be taking 3 horses, all their tack, etc. and could use some help! We’ll be grooming, saddling, tending to the horses and riders as needed and helping the fair organizer as needed. Unloading when back in Santa Fe is the final task. It’s a fun day!

We’ll be meeting at the arena at 6am and can caravan to Albuquerque. Each person needs a ticket, which is $7.00 when purchased in advance. Listening Horse will purchase the tickets for each person who wants to join us and if reimbursing the program is a hardship, we’ll cover your cost.

Please let me know by Monday, September 5th if you’d like to help out.
Feel free to email with any questions.

Listening Horse 2016 Fall Session & Schedule is available!

Are you up for helping out this fall?  We can sure use your help!  

The dates for the Fall session have been set and you can find a copy of the schedule here.  Due to scheduling commitments, please note that Saturdays and Sundays will meet for 7 weeks and Wednesday will meet for 8 weeks.

The session will begin Wednesday, September 28th. Classes will be offered, as they have been, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays with a morning class, 9:30-11:00am and afternoon class, 1:00-2:30pm.

We’re lucky enough to have a huge waiting list of participants, so we’d love to have as much help as possible.  Please let me know asap if there is a day(s)/time(s) you would like to help and I’ll put you on the schedule. Any questions, feel free to ask!

Thank you to everyone so, so much for your continued commitment and support of Listening Horse!

6th Annual Listening Horse Yard Sale!

The 6th Annual Listening Horse Yard Sale Fundraiser is happening in October and we are beginning to collect your tax deductible donations now! Any item you think would raise money for Listening Horse (except clothes) would be greatly appreciated. It’s happening Saturday, October 1st, outside the upper arena of the NNMHA (Northern New Mexico Horsemen’s Association). Please contact Laurie if you have a donation.

Upcoming Events


Camp Corazones: 7/14/16 from 8am – 1pm @ the National Guard                         Give pony rides to campers living with HIV/AIDS, set-up day before & take-down help after needed.

National Day of the Cowboy: 7/23/16 from 8am – 4pm @ Clint Mortenson’s Ranch off Hwy 14                                                                                                                     Listening Horse information table, participants do exhibition ride in arena.

Zia Rodeo: from 8/11/16 – 8/14/16                                                                                   Help needed to clean up Listening Horse area by lower arena.

Veterans Ride in Tulsa, OK: from 8/13/16 – 8/21/16                                                    Listening Horse veterans participate in Tulsa, OK show. Come to Tulsa for fun with the horses and help the supported rider in the arena.

New Mexico State Fair:  Date TBD @ Albuquerque State Fair Grounds               Details to follow.

Fiesta de Cerrillos: 9/17/16, Time TBD.                                                                          Give pony rides in the village of Cerrillos, set-up day before & take-down help needed.

Matanza: 9/17/16 from 4pm – 7pm @ the Santa Fe County Fairgrounds               Give pony rides to the community.

Community Day at the Eldorado Stables: 9/24/16 from 9am – 1pm                      Give pony rides to the community.

Endurance Ride 2016 Fundraiser Success!

The endurance ride fundraiser was a success! We raised enough money to buy feed for the therapy horses for a good while to come. It wouldn’t have been possible to pull off the event without the incredible support and help from so many Listening Horse volunteers and folks from the community. People worked tirelessly to mark trails, prepare food, vet the endurance horses and a million other tasks. Thank you to everyone who offered their time and expertise to support this event and Listening Horse!

4th Annual AERC 2-Day Endurance Ride FUNDRAISER!


Listening Horse Therapeutic Riding is pleased to be hosting its 4th Annual AERC 2-Day Endurance Ride FUNDRAISER! It will be held June 11 + 12th here in the beautiful Caja del Rio portion of the Santa Fe National Forest.  Please consider being part of this event — come & ride 50, 30 or 12 miles or volunteer to lend a hand over the weekend. All sorts of planning (and clean-up) help is also needed to make this event a success.

Attached is the flyer for the Endurance Ride. PLEASE share it with friends, post it on Facebook, e-mail it to anyone who might be interested, & post it inside businesses with information boards. If you’d like me to send you printed flyers, I’d be happy to put them in the mail. The website for the event is also up & running & includes lots of information about the ride.

Your support is greatly appreciated. All proceeds from the Endurance Ride help Listening Horse continue to provide equine-assisted therapy to our community at no charge.

Please let me know if you’d like to volunteer or have any questions regarding this event.

With gratitude,

LaurieEndurance ride flyer 2016