Our founder & president:
Katharine Lark Chrisley-Schreiber, NHC, RMT, Equine Specialist has degrees in Natural Health Counseling, Veterinary Assistance and Reiki Mastership. She writes a column on horses for the "Health & Wellbeing" section of the Las Cruces Bulletin newspaper. She is a contributing author for Natural Horse Magazine.
Katharine studied under her herbalist, midwife grandmother the ancient traditions of The Wisdom Way and Native American healing. She was the director of a Zen Center and is a life-long vegetarian.
Katharine has owned and operated 3 schools of classical horsemanship since 1973. She ran boarding operations within them and based her horses' rations upon grass hays, herbs and minerals. She passed her Rocky Mountain Horse Show Association judges exams in 1976 and has written for equine publications (Western Horseman, Horse & Rider, Dressage & CT, Horseman of the Southwest, Horseplay, Animal Wellness, Natural Horse Magazine, The Whole Horse Journal, Stable Gossip, Horse Illustrated, The Chronicle of the Horse and The Horseman's Voice) since 1975. She taught courses on horses, dogs and meditation for the DABCC of NMSU.
Through the years, Katharine has received instruction from many masters including Charles deKunffy, Peter Lert, Anne Gere, Brooks Busby, Shane Brasher, Colonel Womack, Maj. Gen. Johnathan R. Burton, Mary Rose FBHS, Frazier Gorel, Art and Aggie Popurt, J P Giacomini, Don Burt, Mrs. Cunliff, Lee Bittel; and she was one of 20 riders selected to ride for a scholarship at Morven Park IEI in Leesburg VA in the '70's.
She worked for an outstanding equine Veterinarian in Roswell, NM and studied equine Chiropractic techniques in Albuquerque, NM. Katharine is also an artist, illustrating articles and books.
We use no chemical pesticides (herbicides or insecticides).
We work to conserve water.
We grow our gardens organically and feed simple, basic diets of whole foods to all of our residents.
We base our medicines upon Nature and Phytotherapy (healing with plants).
Our fly control program releases fly predators monthly, feeds DE to horses and uses essential oil repellents while having manure removed weekly.
We teach the use of herbs for health for horses.
We practice what we teach.
The Dharmahorse Way is one of Non-Toxic Environments; Physically, Emotionally, Mentally and Spiritually. We refrain from Aggressive Attitudes. We Communicate without Conflict. We Heal and Maintain Good Health through Nature.
We use Reiki, Massage, Water Therapy (always beside a tree to use water wisely!) and Acupoints. We use Herbal and Homeopathic De-Wormers for our Animals. We believe in the benefit of contact with the Earth through maintaining barefoot hooves (but are flexible enough - Middle Way - to use any protection needed in emergencies). We have taught our Non-Toxic principles through the local University.
We study and respect multiple traditions; from Tibetan to Native American healing techniques to Energy modalities. Ours is an Herbal Stable Yard based clearly upon a Simple, Local, Natural Foundation.
Address: 6874 Coyote Road, Las Cruces, NM, USA, 88012
Dharmahorse Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) corporation, licensed by the NMLB, proving sanctuary for horses in need. We offer programs of connection with these horses. We focus upon education to help horses everywhere by supporting the owners and stewards of the horses.
Love is the active promotion of the well being of the love object.
We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit Corporation. All donations are tax deductible. 100% of each donation goes to the care, feeding and well being of the horses.
Katharine is featured in the documentary film "Listening to the Horse"
She has written for magazines from Dressage & CT to The Chronicle to New Mexico Magazine since 1976.
100% of Donations go to the feeding. care & wellbeing of the horses.