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Horse in Stable

Healing, learning & growing through experiences with horses.

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Our Mission

To promote the physical and emotional development of people of all ages and unique abilities through safe, therapeutic, outdoor experiences with horses.

The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and freedom.

- Sharon Ralls Lemon -

Courageous Connections Equine Therapy

Proudly serving Snohomish County, Washington!

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Courageous Connections Annual Report is now available!

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These 3 separate classes offer participants, of all ages and abilities, a safe and unique opportunity to partner with horses while working from the ground.  Check out each of our programs below!

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What we hear from our volunteers:
'This is a life-changing experience'
We need your help! 
In addition to arena help, we also need help with a variety of other activities such as Newsletters, Social Media, Marketing, Fundraising, and Event Planning.  Please contact us to see how you can get involved. 


We couldn't exist without our Donors.  Your donations provide scholarships to participants in need and help us care for our beautiful horses. Every dollar helps!  

Thanks to our Community Donors!


A Good Problem to Have

Courageous Connections continues to expand and develop thanks to all of our participants, volunteers, staff and donors!  We have gone from one location (my house) to THREE and we are still growing as word spreads throughout the community about who we are and what we offer.  We initially offered riding classes one afternoon a week, and we now have unmounted classes four days a week, as well as our workshops!  (Be sure to read the Blog article HERE to learn how it all began back in 2016!) 

This is all very exciting for us and has led us to the need for a single location with a covered arena that can accommodate all of our classes, participants, horses, and parking several days a week. 

As some of you might have heard, we have been approved for a grant by the Dan Thompson Memorial Fund and the Developmental Disabilities Council to help us purchase a farm.  The grant stipulates the property be located in Snohomish County.  Here are a few other criteria we need for our programs whether we lease or buy:


  • 3+ acres

  • Covered Arena

  • 5+ stall barn


Please help us spread the word about our property search!  Maybe you know of an arena that never gets used?  Maybe a neighbor that is considering selling?  Who knows what will turn up when the word gets around! 


You can contact us at or message us on Facebook HERE. 


We are so excited to see where this next chapter takes us!


With Grace & Gratitude,


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