Mental Health Services

StableStrides is a national leader in Mental Health Service methods. This is a unique and groundbreaking therapeutic model, used around the world as a dynamic, powerful tool in mental health therapy. It offers unique opportunities to support individuals or families’ mental or behavioral health needs through the partnership of a horse.

“I have learned more about myself and how to handle my emotions”

in 5 individuals experience mental illness each year

Our mental health services are not focused on horsemanship or horseback riding, but rather on giving clients a safe place to engage in activities with a horse or horses. The horse helps client’s process feelings, thoughts, and reactions, while serving as an emotional mirror.

Mental Health Services provide a deeper therapeutic experience due to the living relationship between the horse and the client. Horses are uniquely suited for this kind of therapy because they are intuitive and will react to behavior patterns and cues that people might miss, allowing the therapist and client to interact on a deeper level and address issues that might otherwise go unnoticed.

Group, couple, family, and individual therapy sessions are available through the Mental Health Services program at StableStrides.

Our licensed therapists, PATH certified Equine Specialists in Mental Health Learning, and exceptionally trained horses work together to provide a one-of-a-kind therapeutic experience.

Studies show that Equine Mental Health Services have been helpful for clients in the following areas (plus many more):


Emotional Awareness

Stress Tolerance


Impulse Control

Problem-Solving Skills



Social Responsibility

Interpersonal Relationships


Cognitive Disability



Personality Disorders



Mood Disorders


Emotional/Physical Trauma

Interested in participating in Mental Health services at StableStrides or you just want to learn more?

StableStrides staff are not available on a 24-hour basis for emergencies. In the event of an emergency, please call 9-1-1 immediately. If you are in need of crisis services, you may consider one of the following hotlines.  

Colorado Crisis Services: 1-844-493-8255 or Text “TALK” to 38255 

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 

Trevor Lifeline for LGBTIQA Youth: 1-866-488-7386 

Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1-844-CO-4-KIDS

TESSA Safe Line for Victims of Partner or Sexual Abuse: 719-663-3819

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