News & Events 


Our booth, courtesy of the Eaton Days Committee, at Eaton Days, June 8th in the Park, was well-received! Henry Wrinkler makes his public debut!

Thank you JD and Christy for walking in the parade! Look for us next year!


Book in your group (autism, grief, veterans, cancer etc.) for Sensory Saturdays from 1:30-3:00 pm. $10 per particpant, Pre-registration required. For more information contact Deb at 

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Mojo made a couple of appearances at Heritage Market in Eaton to help advocate for Autism Awareness Month!

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In time for Christmas Cards: 

Photos with Mojo our mini horse!

Smiles with Mojo! Get your picture (with your camera or ours) in time for Christmas cards! Photos will be emailed to you. This is a fundraiser for Greeley's only PATH International Riding Center, HorseBuds TRC! (This photo will be non-professional—satisfaction guaranteed or photo is free.) Support your local riding center! HorseBuds TRC is a Colorado non-profit 501c3 public charity serving northeastern Colorado.

Riding Through Grief 2016, Greeley Colorado

TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado 

partnered with HorseBuds TRC in Greeley brings a new service to the community! 

"Riding Through Grief"

is a program specifically for children between the ages of 6 to 17 who are working through grief and loss. It is a time for reflection while enjoying farm animals, and experiencing time with horses or on horseback. 

For more information for events in 2017, contact Julianne, Grief Counselor at TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado, at 970-352-8487 ext. 160.

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Seven friends of HorseBuds TRC joined me to attend an evening with Dr. Temple Grandin and Mr. Rupert Isaacson in Westminster Colorado. The topic was kinetic learning and jobs for young autists. Stay tuned for another informative evening to be rescheduled in Fort Collins in late August. ~ Deb Michael, Executive Director of HorseBuds TRC.


TTouch with Thunder and Teak

Saturday April 2nd 1:30-3:30

with professional practitioner Raian Kaiser

HorseBuds volunteers: Free;

Auditors: $25 pay online.

What is TTouch? Author and Animal trainer Linda Tellington Jones has created the Tellington TTouch which is an effective method of touch and massage and exercises that can transform nervous, spooky and resistant horses to improve attitude and behavior. 

If this event is well received HorseBuds TRC will host an all-day clinic where riders can bring their own horses to receive help and understanding between horse and rider through this method of communication.

Below: Thunder is 14 yrs old and after 6 six years with him he still is afraid to be caught. Teak has come a long way conquering his fears, but we would like to help him to the next level of trust.

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Thank you to Greeley’s Red-Eye Rotary Club for donating and assembling our new Wheel chair Mounting Ramp! What incredible generosity!!

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Christmas Photos with Mojo the mini horse

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NO donation is too small! Would you donate to help support HorseBuds TRC! 


Thank you for your support!!!!

Deb Michael

Founder of HorseBuds TRC

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Bonny Lass is featured in November’s Issue of Horse Illustrated!

Bonny is like a comfy couch!


Curly is Famous across the USA! 

Curly is July's SmartPak Horse of the Month! Check it out!

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View HorseBuds TRC 2015 Birthday party slide show by clicking here!


Western Dressage with Juilie Lorton: 

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Here’s a link to the Greeley Tribune’s video of the clinic.


11 riders attended June 7th clinic. Special thanks to Rick Montera for accomodating the clinics after being rained out. A portion of the proceeds were donated to support the Veteran’s program at HorseBuds TRC. 


Mojo visits Sprouts Neighborhood Market

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April 26, 28 and 29th 

HorseBuds TRC was the recipient of an Autism Speaks Grant in December of 2014 and is partnering with Sprouts Neighborhood Market in Greeley, CO to spread Autism Awareness to our community. At our riding center, HorseBuddies Family Play Dates is a program using the Horse Boy Method TM that was specifically developed ten years ago by Rupert Issacson to help his son gain higher function socially and verbally within the autism spectrum. 


VISIT DAY & Come and Go Tack/Misc Sale

Saturday, April 4th 10:00-3:00

Proceeds go to the Wild About Veterans Program.


Please RSVP for Visit Day. Please email 

This is a day for those who are interested in riding in our programs: Therapeutic Riding, Wild About Horses for at-risk students, Wild About Veterans, HorseBuddies Family Play Dates for those with Autism or Neurodevelopmental disorders, and Horse Boy Learning

To view some of the sale items click here.


Announcing “Wild About Veterans” a riding program  for veterans with physical disabilities to challenges such as PTSD. Contact: Deb


Tracey Elliot-Reep is a woman no one can forget! Her journies on horseback have inspired us and we are thankful for what she does. Please check out her beautiful cards and books on her website. There is a Greeley connection to buy her products locally, so you don’t have to pay shipping. Contact me and I will connect you. Thanks to all who made this event a success! 

Deb Michael


Thank you to Heritage Fence and Decking in Eaton for donating the decking and to Chris Michael for building and donating the base wood for the mounting block.


HORSEBUDS DUDS:  See new designs!!

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Colin's Dinos


Autism Speaks Neighborhood Grant partnered with Sprouts Market in Greeley supported our HorseBuddies program for families with children and adults with Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. and to bring autism awareness to the community.

Two Horse Boy Programs:


 HorseBuddies Family Playdates require many volunteers. 

Need Community Service Hours? Please volunteer with us! 


Horse Boy Learning

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~HorseBuds TRC cannot exist without Donations and Volunteers


How you can help:

Share our monthly newsletter

Take volunteer training


Sponsor a Rider 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~A Message from Deb. What's Up? 

• We are Greeley's only PATH International Member Center. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship).

• Yes, we are a 501c3 Public Charity and all donations are tax-deductible according to the law. 


• The first Practitioner of the Horse Boy Method ™ in Colorado is here at HorseBuds TRC. 

• Horse Boy Learning Mentor recognized by Horse Boy World in Texas. 

Volunteer Training~Let's Do It!


Please help spread the word to help HorseBuds Therapeutic Riding Center thrive! 


Deb Michael, Executive Director….and loving every minute of it!


HorseBuds TRC Open House and ONE YEAR Birthday Party Celebration! 

JUNE 28th, 2014 Congratulations to Laureen for winning Seven Front Row Box Seats behind the Bull Chutes for the Greeley's 4th of July Stampede Rodeo.

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Eaton Days Parade July 12, 2014: Parade participants were Abby, Kaeley, Juilie on Bonny Lass, Mikaela on Chamois, Dee sidewalking, Deb leading, and Christian and Nancy passing out candy and information. For Chamois' first parade and Bonny's second, the horses were amazingly wonderful! "Hey, everyone….Greeley has an accredited Therapeutic Riding Center Now!"



© HorseBuds Therapeutic Riding Center Inc. 2013