My Little Horse Listener is a registered not-for-profit dedicated to the development of special and safe relationships between equines and young people. We started with an idea that miniature horses have more to offer this world than we may know. We've since grown that idea into two successful programs: My Little Horse Listener and Helping Hooves.
WHAT WE DO
We train our two miniature horses, miniature donkey, and miniature mule to be kind, patient and gentle companions. Groups, families, and individuals are invited to visit with our equines to develop these special relationships. We've had summer campers, elementary school artists, and equine-lovers of all ages visit our site, and our more travel savvy equines have visited schools and service organizations in northern New Mexico.
WHY WE DO IT
There are many struggling children and young adults in northern New Mexico. The therapeutic benefits from engaging in activities with equines, such as reading, grooming, taking nature walks, or simply spending time together, are increasingly well-known.
We believe that it's important to have opportunities to develop meaningful relationships with caring, gentle animals. Be it for practicing reading or helping to overcome trauma, we are continuing to explore how our program can help those whose lives would be better with the added company of a four-hooved friend.