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Our Team

Staff, Board, & Volunteers


(Deb with Betsey, the original Horse Boy Horse at New Trails, Texas in 2014)

Deb Michael

"The labor of love, the work of faith, the patience of hope"

Founder and Executive Director of HorseBuds Inc., a 501c3 non-profit and PATH International Member Center since 2013.

• Horse Boy Movement Method 1* Practitioner 2014-2019 

• Movement Method Mentor 2014-present
• Train the Trainers 2017: Horse Boy Method 1&2, and MM 1&2 at New Trails, Elgin, Texas 

PATH International

• CTRI (Credentialled Therapeutic Riding Instructor)2013-present

• ESMHL (Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning) 2012-present

• Instructor Training for Equine Services for Heroes 2017

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The Board


Volunteer with us!

HorseBuds could not operate without the loyal volunteers from the community who give their time, energy, and care to provide sensory and animal assisted programs in Greeley.


1. Volunteers: ages 14 - 70 + please Introduce yourself by email:

2. ADULT volunteers must provide the results of a BACKGROUND CHECK with Verified Volunteers in order to participate in training for classes at HorseBuds.
3. ADULTS click below for your FAST-PASS to Volunteering!
4. Once you are verified, contact me for additional paperwork that is needed and schedule training.


Thanks for giving your time to our community.
Location: HorseBuds is located on a private farm. All visits must be scheduled.

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