The Mustang Ambassador Program (MAP) teaches life and leadership skills to Colorado Springs area youth through equine assisted learning (EAL) with our trained Mustangs and dedicated educational professionals to promote self-awareness, self-confidence and self-direction. In doing so, the programming strives to grow the youths’ skills in responsibility, communication, relationships, problem solving and resilience.
Our children and adolescents benefit from a safe, positive, supportive, and engaging environment that provides life-lessons and leadership skills that will help them successfully navigate the challenges of growing up.
Equine Assisted Learning provides an experiential learning opportunity for students to gain important elements for their own self-awareness, personal growth, and self esteem in addition to horsemanship
MAP needs include general operating funding as well as volunteers. Funding for feed and veterinary care are particularly useful for our 25 + rescued and adopted equines.
Research finds that “nature deficit disorder” results in diminished use of senses, attention difficulties & results in higher rates of physical and emotional illness
“Our grand daughter (GD) attended 3 MAP programs in 2020 and will attend again in 2021. The passion of the MAP staff has for the students and the mustangs is infectious. We value MAP so much we are now volunteers! We highly recommend the MAP.” — Terri and John Bufka