Please join us for our 5 x 5 Program for Veterans to support equine programs for those in our community recovering from the impact of trauma.

Medicine Horse  received funding from the US Department of Veterans Affairs that specifically focuses on adaptive sports programs for disabled veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces. With this program Medicine Horse is pleased to offer Fall/Spring/Summer sessions for veterans to come experience Equine Assisted Therapy with our organization. This program is designed for veterans and will provide adaptive lessons and assist participants with costs associated with Equine Assisted Therapy. We encourage anyone who meets this criteria to submit an application.

Dates for the program are: Oct 24th 2017, April 2018, July 2018.

Applications must be submitted by Oct 20th, 2017. Applications can be found VA Adaptive Sports Application Please also fill out the Medicine Horse Center of Montana Release

Please contact Natalie, 406-756-7638 or Larry Cannon, Veteran Outreach Program Specialist 406-257-7308 for applications, questions or more information

Come join us!  No riding or horse experience needed.


The Five by Five program is designed to assist first responders and veterans in developing coping skills to deal with traumatic experiences, depression, anxiety, or relationship issues and foster resiliency and wellness on their own terms. First responders and combat veterans who are dealing with high level stressors: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), MST (Military Sexual Trauma, pre-deployment, post deployment, redeployment burn out and compassion fatigue are very common and vary in their intensity from person to person. Difficult life transitions such a reintegration/retirement stages can also benefit greatly from this program.  We provide carefully considered activities with our horses that are experiential and supportive in nature to address mental and behavioral health issues for military personnel, veterans, first responders and their families.


Natalie Norrell LCPC, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.  I am a licensed professional counselor. I offer a variety of counseling services through my counseling practice. Each is designed to help you live a more fulfilling, engaging and intentional life. The Horses and The Heart |The Power of Connection and Relationship Series offers the following additional services:

Events and Presentations

If you are seeking a speaker with expertise in complex trauma, relationships, grief and loss, women’s issues, creativity or other issues relating to mental health, I can help.

These workshops  are for women of all ages and require no art or horse knowledge or riding.  The groups are small and will be facilitated by Natalie.  Content is meant to empower you to move into your situations with more support and grace and intention. Please contact Natalie for more information!


Please contact Natalie to discuss options for an Art or Equine Assisted therapy workshop for your specific needs.


If you are a physician, therapist, educator, coach, clergy member or other professional working with an individual facing mental heath challenges, I can help.

How can you add equine assisted mental health to your practice?

Working with a client who may be stuck? Contact me and let’s talk about collaborating with Equine Assisted work. I work with other therapists and their clients, providing you the opportunity to gain insight and help your client develop new self-awareness and problem solving skills in an environment that is nurturing to both you and your client.

Get out of the office and try something that will refresh and intrigue you–something that will challenge you with new perspective and thinking.

If you want to add trauma informed equine programming  to your practice but not sure how to get started or need someone to get your program to the next level, let’s talk about how I can work with you to make this a reality.  Creating new programming and adding the benefits of equine work is a passion for me.  I’d love to talk to you about the how…Call me for a free consult about your goals.