Therapeutic Horsemanship Foundation
(Cowgirls For Equine Therapy)
CET Posse Therapeutic Horsemanship Foundation (pronounced set posse), is a female lead, black-owned, minority-centered mental wellness foundation. They specialize in alternative therapy utilizing the healing power of horses, nature, and art to help reduce stress, depression, and anxiety. They offer online and in-person events that are open to the general public.
We came together as women with a heart for the equine lifestyle and a desire to improve the quality of life in our communities. We are not traditional cowgirls. We use the word cowgirl as an affectionate homage.
Our goal is to bring awareness of alternative mental wellness practices and offer a variety of equine and animal experiences to all. We provide low to no-cost experiences. We work with individuals, families, community clubs, small business owners, corporate teams, schools, and the military.
We seek to remind people of the healing power of horses and nature and to empower our communities to heal through alternative experiences. We are developing a broad range of programs centered around alternative forms of recreational therapies for women, men, and children, including specialized initiatives for prison reform, the homeless community - Backpack Luv™, and woman's domestic violence shelters. As well as creating jobs for the unemployed and boosting the local economy through tourism. With stress at an all-time high because of CoVid-19, police brutality, civil unrest, jobs and family members lost; we are in a mental health crisis.
Now, more than ever we need mental healthcare resources that cater to the most neglected, misunderstood, and underrepresented in our communities. We focus on healing these communities through representation and developing programs and partnerships that help support our goals.
Our ultimate goal is to break stigmas, racial biases, and to heal communities via recreational therapy.