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Art for Horses

Don’t miss this wonderful art show running through Friday, September 18 at the Lakewood Cultural Center.

The Third Annual Edyth Horton HPL Art Show is Here!

Visit our Art for Horses online gallery. A portion of the proceeds goes to help our horses, so please support the show.

Reiki Training coming soon!


Eden Koljord and Mattie enjoy their session.

ATTENTION HPL Volunteers — Animal Reiki Level I & Equine Reiki Training
Animals love Reiki, because we speak to them in a language they understand. Reiki is ideal for animals, because it is gentle, non-invasive, painless, and stress-free. When animals are stressed, sick, or injured, they are energetically “imbalanced.” Reiki’s main purpose is to facilitate stress reduction, energy balance, and relaxation to promote healing. Reiki is offered as a complement to conventional therapies.

Every part of the system of Reiki is about meditation and compassion as keys to healing. The Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA) and HPL are partnering to offer the following classes at the HPL Ranch:

Reiki I and Animal Reiki Training: The Basics
Most Reiki I classes focus on Reiki for people, but this class is unique in its emphasis on Reiki for both humans and animals.

Both dates required to complete course:
• Sun., Aug. 23 (Day 1), 10 – 5 p.m. &
• Sun., Aug. 30 (Day 2), 10 – 5 p.m.

Registration Deadline: Aug. 9
Course Fee: $30 (SAVINGS of $220!!!)
10 students maximum

Equine Reiki Training
Prerequisite course: Reiki I and Animal Reiki Training: The Basics, or
Level I Reiki of any lineage from another teacher

Both dates required to complete course:
• Sun., Sept. 20 (Day 1), 10 – 5 p.m. &
• Sun., Sept. 27 (Day 2), 10 – 5 p.m.

Registration Deadline: Sept. 6
Course Fee: $30 (SAVINGS of $220!!!)
10 students maximum

Questions and to register for classes:
Contact Eden Koljord
928-266-6237 (cell)

Send payment of $30 (1 class) or $60 (2 classes) to:
Eden Koljord
PO Box 260450
Lakewood CO 80226

Visit our Reiki page to download and print a flyer.


HPL and AmazonSmile are teaming up to help our horses!

Now when you shop on Amazon you can help HPL by using AmazonSmile so we can get a donation of 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases.

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

How does AmazonSmile work?

When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.

Learn more about Amazon Smiles.

Adoption news!

Melanie and Eric are the new owners of Hobbs and Gypsy.


HPL is in the News!

Click HERE to read our story in the Denver Post Arvada Hub.


The Horse Protection League is celebrating 20 years of helping horses.

Click HERE to donate online any time throughout the year.

Look at them now.

Maya and Maggie are making great strides.


Maya, left, and Maggie, right, on October 15, 2014. They are both getting stronger and healthier after a month of proper nutrition and lots of TLC. Annie Oden, President of HPL, shares a playful moment with Maya around feeding time.


Maya, left, and Maggie, right, upon arrival at HPL on August 23, 2014.

On Saturday, August 23, 2014, Emie O’Neill, Barn Manager at HPL, got call from Arvada Animal Control about two horses that were in dire condition and needed a home where they could be properly cared for.

The Animal Control officers used a scale from 1 to 9 to evaluate what condition the horses were in. One horse was rated “1” the other was rated “2”. Time was running out for these animals.

Shortly after the call from Animal Control came in to HPL, Emie O’Neill and two other HPL volunteers showed up to meet Arvada Animal Control officers at the horse property for a voluntary owner surrender from an elderly woman who could no longer care for the horses.

The horses were kept in horrible conditions. They were confined in small pens and were terribly neglected.

When the two horses arrived at HPL later that day, they were quarantined in appropriate pens and got immediate veterinarian and ferrier care…and lots of love from the folks at HPL.


Maya’s condition was rated a “1” on a scale of 1 to 9 by the Arvada Animal Control department.

Within a week their conditions were much improved. They have a new lease on life, and new names: Maya and Maggie.

Maya, a black Arabian, is thought to be around 31 years old and Maggie, a bay thoroughbred cross, is around 10 years old.


Maggie’s condition was rated a “2” on a scale of 1 to 9 by the Arvada Animal Control department.

If you’d like to come out to the HPL ranch and visit our newest horses and observe their progress, visitor’s hours are Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The HPL ranch if a fun place to visit for both adults and children, as well as school groups.

Maya and Maggie are just two more reasons that hope springs eternal at HPL.

For more photos of Maya and Maggie, click HERE.