Upcoming Events

Are you looking for an opportunity to learn more about horses and experience the added benefit of true connection?
 
Our NEXT orientation is Saturday, November 23rd from 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM!
 
We are looking for volunteers to help us with cleaning stalls, cleaning waters, loving on the horses etc.
 
In addition, we are forming committees for Grants, Fundraising and Programs so if you can't always help with the ranch chores but want to give back we would love your help! 
 
Please visit our Volunteer page to complete registration: https://tierramadrehorseandhumansanctuary.org/volunteer/
 
We look forward to welcoming you to the Tierra Madre family!

We are having a Special Christmas celebration for Tierra Madre Horse & Human Sanctuary! Everyone that brings a gift, gift card or donation for the Sanctuary will receive a special discount! We will be having an ugly sweater contest with a $50.00 Carefree Consignment gift card prize. Enjoy refreshments and snacks and music! You can find everything from high quality art, furniture and home decor, and a funk fashion boutique, right from the West itself!

This event will be held at Carefree Consignment:

100 Easy St.

Carefree, AZ 85377

It will be on Friday, December 20th from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM. This event is perfect for last-minute gifts for anyone you still need to check off your list. We'll see you there!

Join us on any one of the Saturdays listed below for Breakfast at the Barn!

  • January 11th
  • February 8th
  • March 14th
  • April 11th

Now that the temperatures have dropped, mornings at the ranch are quite sublime. This event is 8 am - 11 am where you'll receive breakfast, a guided tour to meet the horses, hands-on Horsemanship 101, and the chance to create artwork with one of the members of our herd!

It is a $100 donation per person and there are only 20 spots available. They fill up quickly so act FAST!

Purchase tickets by clicking the button below. Just enter $100 for the ticket amount and select "Breakfast at the Barn" with your date as the designation for your donation.





Email info.TMHHS@gmail.com or call 480-747-1070 for more information.

Events Calendar

Coming soon!

Equine Programs

Horsemanship 101 (1 hour)

$30 per person (Groups of 10-20 $25 per person

This one-hour experience will give you a basic overview about domesticated horses and how to not only safely interact with them, but understand them. Specifically, you’ll learn about the Tierra Madre way of interacting with horses based on how they see the world. During this class, you will learn about herd mentality, the differences between prey animals and predators, and where humans fit into a horse’s world. Also emphasized in this class is the importance of safety. You will learn how to safely interact with horses in a way that will keep everyone safe as well as the basics of approaching, haltering, and leading. You’ll finish up your hour by practicing walking, turning, stopping, and backing up a horse in our spacious arena.

For more information on this, please email: Info.TMHHS@gmail.com

I Hear You Horse (5 week course)

$300 per person - 5 week course

Here, we don’t whisper to horses … We listen to them!

Have you ever ridden a horse – or just been with a horse – and wondered, what is he thinking? Why did she move over there? What did he just do with his head?

Many people jump into the saddle before fully understanding how horses think and why they act a certain way when the real first step is simply understanding them. Others make assumptions about horses’ actions that don’t align with their true nature: a prey animal.

Taught by the Founder and President of Tierra Madre Horse and Human Sanctuary, Jim Gath, this five-week course will allow you to learn the language of horses as spoken by them with every swish of their tail, prick of their ears, lifting of their hooves, and glance with their eyes. You will spend five 1.5-hour sessions studying their every move and developing a relationship with them based on a deep appreciation of how they see the world. And – we hope – you yourself with gain a deeper appreciation of the intimate, beautiful details in the world that we perhaps take for granted.

For more information on this, please email: Info.TMHHS@gmail.com

Arena Group Experiences
(1, 1.5 or 2 hours)

5 person minimum; please call to discuss prices

Personalized for your goals and objectives, we will customize a memorable group experience with the horses.

Great for groups from our senior communities and schools for a unique opportunity to connect with the horses.

These arena group experiences can be everything from learning the power of authenticity and that the horses embody, to powerful healing sessions, personal reflection and discovery. They can be fun, uplifting activities that challenge even the best equestrians to effective team building exercises for employees. Contact us today so we can customize a program to meet your goals.

For more information on this, please email Info.TMHHS@gmail.com

Equine Experiential Coaching Program

"Equine Experiential Coaching” is a form of equine assisted learning and life coaching offered by Christine Badoux in collaboration with the Tierra Madre Horse and Human Sanctuary.  Christine facilities individual and group coaching sessions, workshops and retreats, offering you the hands-on opportunity to mindfully spend time with horses in order to learn more about yourself.   You will not ride horses during coaching sessions and no previous experience with horses is necessary to participate in any of the programs. 

To learn more, or to sign up for a coaching session or retreat, please visit:  https://christinebadoux.com/ or call (602)380-1948.

Benefits of Equine Experiential Coaching:

~Accelerates Personal and Professional Development
~Increases Self Awareness
~Strengthens Intuition
~Improves Communication and Perception Skills
~Provides opportunities to Kinesthetically Practice and Integrate new Behaviors
~Enhances other Therapeutic Modalities and/or Recovery Programs
~Positively Impacts Horses and People