Special Events

Join us at AMF Desert Hills Lanes for a bowling night fundraiser! On July 23, we're bowling to benefit the 28 horses of Tierra Madre Horse & Human Sanctuary. We'll be handing out prizes for the most strikes, most gutter balls, most creative team costume, and most enthusiastic team! We'll also have fun raffles and one-of-a-kind Tierra Madre merchandise available.

Check-in begins at 4:45pm, and two hours of unlimited bowling begins at 5pm.

- two hours of unlimited bowling! (6 people to a lane - we encourage you to put together a team!)
- shoe rental
- one free raffle ticket to win a family fun basket full of goodies!

Tickets for children aged 4-12 are $25.

Tickets must be bought in advance either through clicking here or by contacting Alexis at (480) 208 - 6896.

Food and drinks (non-alcoholic and alcoholic) will be available for purchase.

We can't wait to see you there!


Stay tuned for information 

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

Held October thru June (because summer temps!) Enjoy a Continental Breakfast followed by an up close and personal Horsemanship 101 activity with Tierra Madre Founder, and Author of "I Hear You, Horse", Jim Gath. You will learn how horses connect with people and how they can teach us so much, if we would just listen.

After working with the horses, you will get to meet each of the 30 horses and learn how they found their way to the ranch. Your experience will conclude with co-create a painting with one of the horses that will be yours to keep (the painting...not the horse!). Horse experience is not necessary, however, closed toed shoes or boots (no steel toes) are required. No riding, all activities will be on the ground.

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

Enjoy a delicious meal at Cafe Zupas AND support the 28 horses of Tierra Madre? Yes, it can be done!

On Tuesday, July 16th between 5pm and 9pm, eat at the Desert Ridge Cafe Zupas and up to 25% of your meal will be donated to Tierra Madre Horse & Human Sanctuary, a 501(c)(3).

You either MUST give the cashier a flyer (which will be posted on our Facebook page) OR tell them you are with Tierra Madre.

Cafe Zupas' wholesome and healthy salads, soups, and sandwiches are just too good to pass up, so come on down to support a great cause while filling up on great food!

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.org

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.org

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.org

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