Horses for Mental Health

Park City, UT   |
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Horses for Mental Health

EIN: 86-1504146


The mission of Horses for Mental Health (HMH) is to expand the role horses play in mental health and well-being to support people and communities worldwide. To accomplish this, we partner with philanthropists, ambassadors, companies, governments, and programs to raise funds and awareness, and increase access to quality programs incorporating horses for mental health and well-being. HMH envisions a world where all mental health needs can be met and both humans and horses thrive.

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Lynn Thomas


Jacque Baumer

Main address

3039 Canyon Link Dr

Park City, UT 84098 USA

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Animal therapy

Mental health care

Mental and behavioral disorders

Psychology and behavioral science


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At-risk youth

Victims and oppressed people

People with disabilities

Substance abusers

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Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (F01)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

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This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.


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Seen Through Horses Campaign

There is a mental health crisis, and horses can play a powerful role in the solution.

Seen Through Horses is a peer-to-peer awareness and fundraising campaign composed of individuals, nonprofits, mental health professionals, celebrities, influencers, and businesses to increase awareness, public engagement, and raise funds to improve access to programs incorporating horses for mental health and personal growth.

The Seen Through Horses Campaign is held May 1-31 each year, Mental Health Awareness Month. Thanks to the generous support of sponsors and individual donors, the 2023 campaign raised over $111,000 for 55 programs, produced 4 quality videos sharing stories of transformation, and engaged 27 celebrities and influencers sharing their passion of the benefits of horses for mental health to their collective reach of 5.8 million followers.

With your support, we look forward to the 2024 campaign amplifying awareness and expanding access to services even further!

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

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Horses for Mental Health


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Lynn Thomas

Lynn Thomas, LCSW, has been a leader in mental health services incorporating horses over the last 25 years. After developing a program integrating horses in mental health treatment while serving as Executive Director of Aspen Ranch, a residential boarding school for troubled adolescents, Lynn co-founded Eagala, the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association, providing training and certification incorporating horses in psychotherapy. In the 21 years she served as CEO, Lynn built Eagala into a leading worldwide organization and influenced the rising awareness and credibility of this approach in the mental health community. In 2021, Lynn’s pioneering focus moved into creating two new organizations: Horses for Mental Health (HMH), a nonprofit focused on advocacy, public awareness, and fundraising to support professional practices enhancing mental health and well-being globally through horses, and Arenas for Change (ARCH), a learning organization providing online and hands-on training.


Jacque Baumer

Jacque Baumer is a Clinical Social worker and has more than ten years of professional experience developing and directing programs and campaigns, fundraising, and providing consultation to local, national and global organizations and corporations. Jacque has been instrumental in raising millions of dollars for her clients and leveraging billions of dollars for worthy causes. In 2013, Jacque served as a driving force behind the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, which leveraged $1.3 Billion in new funding commitments for the world’s poor. The festival secured a live audience of more than 60,000 and is the largest charity event syndication to date. In 2017, Jacque was COO and partner of the first ever social impact fund partnered with the Vatican called the Laudato Si Challenge. Jacque is an avid equestrian, training and competing on the Arabian circuit. She is passionate about addressing current global mental health crises through horses, helping both humans and horses to thrive.

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