The Mustang Ambassador Program (MAP) teaches life and leadership skills to Colorado Springs area youth through equine assisted learning with our trained mustangs and dedicated educational professionals to promote self-awareness, self-confidence and self-direction. The programming strives to grow the youths’ skills in the areas of 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 experiential learning for students to gain important experience for their own self-awareness, personal growth, and self esteem in addition to horsemanship skills.
MAP’s needs include general operating funding and volunteers. Funding for feed and veterinary care are particularly useful in caring for our 28 (and growing) rescued and adopted equines.
MAP combats “nature deficit disorder” which results in diminished use of senses, attention difficulties, and results in higher rates of physical and emotional issues.
“My daughter has participated in MAP programming for 5 years. Every year I see her grow more and build on the leadership skills she learns. She uses the skills she has leaned at MAP and translates them into her daily life. I highly recommend MAP.” — Sarah Hintze, mom of a of MAP program participant