BHH Open in Phase 1 - June 1, 2020

Between Horses and Humans is thrilled to announce that the program is back open to students on a limited basis beginning June 1.  This is Phase 1 of our re-opening, and students have been invited back on a case-by-case basis.  We can't decide who's more excited about the reopening: the students, the volunteers, or the horses!  It has been wonderful to see Maddi's Friesian Ranch alive with the sounds of students and horses "horsing around" once again.


We are hoping to be open in Phase 2, expanding the program to more students, by the end of June.  This will be dependent upon any Covid-19 pandemic mitigation measures required, the availability of volunteers, and the guidance of the Board of Directors.

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What is "Between Horses and Humans"?

Between Horses and Humans (BHH) is a non-profit organization teaching leadership through horsemanship to children dealing with difficult life situations and personal challenges.  Our program builds leadership and communication skills, and assists participants with social, personal and emotional issues.  All activities are offered free to participants.  Through the support of our generous donors we ensure no child is excluded.  Every amount donated is used exclusively to operate the program.

For more information, check out this video overview

BHH Mission

Providing youth a place to learn leadership

and life skills through horsemanship

Our classes and workshops are fun and educational.  We use a variety of methodologies, combining ground exercises, equine body work and riding, along with workshops and seminars, to accomplish our mission.  ​Have you ever seen magic happen before your eyes?  Fear turns to confidence, aggression to patience, timidity to self-esteem, and selfishness to kindness as children and youth participate in our weekly programs or seminars.  Leadership, communication skills, trust, courage, and compassion are only a few of the magical things that happen with children who are paired with horses in the Between Horses and Humans programs.

Unique in its scope and vision, our program empowers children, building their leadership skills and their self-esteem.  We witness children changing – becoming more confident, developing a belief in themselves and their decisions, and glowing with a sense of accomplishment.  The magic and love of horses help create in children an inner state of calmness and ease from which they can deal with life’s challenges and questions.  At Between Horses and Humans we believe that all children deserve a future with love, joy and hope in it.

If someone you know could benefit from participation in our program, please tell them about this website or check out our registration page.

If you would like to financially support our mission, you can do so via a one-time or regular donation here.


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Call Us:

C: 775.309.3879

O: 775.265.0901

PO Box 6459

310 Allerman Lane

Gardnerville, NV 89460