​We are Expanding and Moving to Nevada Summer 2020

Thank you to everyone who make our rescue work possible.  I appreciate it and I can guarantee you that the horses do too!

Please make your most generous donation for these Medicine Horse Project rescue and healing efforts. 

We hope you will help us with ongoing care and operations.  The Medicine Horse Project is all about "healing" - starting with our horses.

Starting over, building a brand new horse rescue from the bottom up, is a very challenging task.  We are in need of everything to care for the horses all the way down to the basics:Buckets; Grooming Tools; Hay Feeders; Water Troughs; Corral Panels; Halters; Lead Ropes, etc.

And...of course we need HAY - lots of hay!!!

I am grateful for your support of any kind, of any amount.  Every penny is a gift!  Please join our mailing list if you'd like to receive monthly updates.   

Many Blessings,

Chris Nichols


The Directors of The Medicine Horse Project acknowledge that animals are sentient beings with the power to heal the hearts of those who make a personal connection with them.  We believe that animals should be admired, respected, and when needed, rescued. 

The Medicine Horse Project’s mission is the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of horses who have suffered neglect and abuse, or are in jeopardy of being sent to slaughter.   

The rehabilitation of the rescued horse will involve and engage volunteers and program guests who come to The Project’s healing retreats.  Our guests will give care to the animals in The Medicine Horse Project, and in doing so, they will prepare them for adoption into new loving homes.  The return benefit to the caregivers is a healing of the mind, body and spirit that only animals can give humans.

Sanctuary will be provided for certain rescued horses who are not well suited for adoption due to age, health issues, or temperament.  In these cases, lifelong care will be given and the horses will not be made available for adoption.

In addition to the rescue of horses in need, The Medicine Horse Project will also open its arms to other species of animals under special circumstances. 

The Medicine Horse Project makes its home at the Lucky Chance Ranch located in the beautiful El Dorado National Forest in Northern California.

The Medicine Horse Project is a California 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.  All donations are tax deductible.  info@medicinehorseproject.org 


Click above to hear Chris Nichols on the Born to Be a Badass Podcast!

Today offers all of us many challenges.  As the world experiences immense crisis, we feel your concern, your pain and your worry.  We are worried also.

As great patriots we love this country and the people within it.  Now is the time for us to come together and heal.  As many organizations are beginning shutting their doors and canceling programs, we are fighting the fight to stay alive.  We have to.  The horses need us and the humans need us.  They both need us now more than ever!  We must offer rescue and rehabilitation to horses in need and humans are needing hope, healing and inspiration more now than ever before.

Please, help us continue to fight for healing. Help us continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming horses in need.  Your donation helps us feed and care for horses that have suffered abuse, neglect or abandonment.  We need your help to continue this powerful work.

​Donations are lower than ever this crisis is impacting us all.  Please help us today if you can.  MHP is an operated entirely by volunteers.  Your donation goes directly to the horses and humans in crisis.  ​

The Medicine Horse Project

We have found the most perfect piece of heaven to expand our rescue efforts and programs.  Imagine, 80 acres built from the first post and fence rail just for horses.  Every board, nail, and detail designed for the safety, enrichment, and rehabilitation of rescued horses.  We are doing it!!!!

Located in the beautiful Buena Vista Valley on the outskirts of Imlay Nevada.  Surrounded by mountain views, sage brush, antelope and even local hay growers we are building the new Medicine Horse Project.

The land is a clean slate and we are building from scratch!

​Phase 1 is almost complete and we will be moving the animals very soon!

We are beyond excited to do more of what we do best, rescuing horses and healing humans!

We need your help to gallop to the finish line.  Your tax deductible donation will help us build the fence, install shaders, run the water lines and yes, move the horses in.  This is an expensive venture but one with such amazing return in the ability to rescue more horses and offer more programs.

Please help us build this oasis in the high desert for horses and humans to come together and discover hope, healing and resilience.


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