Blue horse medicine provides a fully integrated approach to the healing of mind body and spirit. We provide professional counseling services and equine assisted psychotherapy for teens and adults. Our traditional office is located in midtown Tucson, AZ-- only 5 minutes from the barn where equine services are provided.

Horses respond to our essence.  They are not fooled by our trappings; horses do not care how we dress, what we weigh, the color of our skin or how much money we have.  Horses see through all of these things into our hearts.  They respond best to us when we are authentic, and honest with ourselves and others.  They respond to non-aggressive empowerment and clear intention.  This is how horses teach us to be vulnerable, authentic, empowered and focused.  This is how they teach us about relationship—with ourselves and others.

The cardinal horse that Navajo mythology values most is the turquoise or blue horse [who is associated with the direction South]… for this is the mythical horse that the Navajo think of as being the Sun’s favorite - the one he rode all day.”


“The horse plays many roles in Navajo curing ceremonies, one of the most important is that od the beneficent helper… the mythical turquoise horse belonging to the sun deity is invoked as a beneficent helper to restore sick patients in the Navajo’s versatile Blessing Way…”


In the Blessing Way " the singer sings a verse of song dealing with legends." In this verse, " the Blue Horse spirit belongs to the patient, the turquoise horse with lightning feet, with a mane like a distant rain, a black star for an eye and white shells for teeth, the horse spirit who feeds on the pollen of flowers."  


The Blessing way is the Navajo curing ceremony called upon to treat the patient who “is suffering from general symptoms of feeling “bad all over”… he may attribute his loss of vitality to being out of harmony with everything that surrounds him. ‘the Blessing Way is designed to restore peace and order to his mind and body.”


Blue Horse 1, 1911 by Franz Marc (1880-1916)

Franz Marc, a German artist and contemporary of Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Henri Matisse, became well known for his animal paintings. One of his favored and most repeated subjects was blue horses. Mark was killed at the age of 36 while serving in the German army during WWI.

* All quotes on Navajo folklore and curing ceremonies are from They Sang For Horses: The Impact of the Horse on Navajo and Apache Folklore by La Verne, Harrell and Clark; University of Arizona Press, 1983


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Tucson, AZ 85716

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