About The Blue River Horse Center
The purpose of BRHC is to serve our community by offering experiential programs with rescued horses building self-leadership skills in children and adults. Our vision is to transform lives through well-structured and safe human and equine interactions.
BRHC is primarily an educational organization partnering people with horses for the betterment of mankind and horses. Our signature program - Leadership Awareness with Horses - promotes self-awareness and constructive decision-making. These types of experiential programs with horses have been shown to have a longer-lasting and deeper impact because of the horse’s positive effects on human behavior.
We believe that success in the human arena depends on the thoughts, attitudes and actions that need to be present to support a happy and fulfilling life. We also believe that animals, especially horses, have a lot to teach us regarding communication, collaboration, relationships and unconditional love.
There is something “magical” that happens when a horse shows a child (or adult) what they are thinking and how they are being, in ways they are not aware of. The horse essentially “tells” us when we are being successful or not, by being reflections of our behavior.
The horse shows us when we are thinking good thoughts or bad thoughts, by being relaxed when we are thinking positive thoughts and being nervous and fearful when we are allowing negative thoughts. By thinking the correct thoughts, which directly affects our energy, the horse partners with us and will collaborate in all sorts of fun activities. Horses, because of their hyper-vigilance and loving, intelligent nature - can raise our awareness about ourselves by being mirrors of our behavior.
The Value of Horses in Human Lives
When partnering with rescued horses, the BRHC vision is larger than rescuing individual horses from inhumane slaughter. Our goal is to increase public awareness through experiential educational programs about the value of these animals in human lives. Horses have served humans for thousands of years and have evolved along with us. We are just beginning to understand what these incredible beings have to offer as they partner with us in expanding our awareness about life.
Our passion for these efforts is fueled by the excitement of seeing kids with horses in a safe structured environment, realizing through horses they have the power to direct their life in a whole new way – the way they want their life to be!