The Native Horsemanship Youth Program is a non-profit community organization, operating on the Port Madison Indian Reservation. Our mission is to preserve and teach traditional (Comanche/Numunu) horsemanship to interested youth and families on our reservation and surrounding community, regardless of their ability to pay and to offer classes to youth and families with disabilities. (We have many participants on the autism spectrum.) We support ourselves with donations, grants, and music fundraisers.
Lynne learned about Comanche horsemanship from her grandma and great-grandparents.
"I learned that I should never have to use my hands to tell my horse what I needed. I learned I could communicate with my knees and weight, but also learned that I needed an extremely close relationship with my horse to have the kind of horsemanship they were speaking of. I've been trying ever since."
Lynne uses her 1997 AQHA stallion, Tuff Design, as the lesson/therapy horse.
The NHYP started in 1998, and so far has served hundreds of reservation youth, families, and military personnel. Any age, any ability or disability that a family is facing, our horses are specifically trained to safely interact with their student friends.
Please feel free to recommend our program to someone who could benefit, and/or donate to our program. 100% of your donation goes directly to supporting this program, which is free to our low-income and disabled participants.
News and Events
Save the Date – August 26! Lynne and her daughter Kristen will be performing at the Native Horsemanship Youth program ranch on Orca Rd. Check back or on our Facebook page for more details later this summer. Thanks to our sponsors the Clearwater Casino Resort! Hope to see you there!
Please come to our fundraiser concert, featuring the great Tracy Nelson, on September 21 2016, at the beautiful Kiana Lodge. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com Sponsored by the Suquamish Tribe and Port Madison Enterprises Clearwater Casino Resort
Aug 30, 2016 at 2:27PM, Published in North Kitsap Herald By DIONNE DESCHENNE Correspondent SUQUAMISH — The Kitsap Peninsula has long been a draw to people who have crafted unique lives and livelihoods for themselves. Academics, artisans, healers, artists and musicians, and innovators from all walks of life find their way here, and many stay […]
You can purchase Lynne’s latest releases – the single “Everybody Lies” and the EP WinterSongs at iTunes or Amazon- the links will take you to a search for those titles. at Amazon
PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The singer and songwriter of country, western and American folk music known as Lynne Ferguson has released her newest single, “Everybody Lies,” and an extended-play album, “Wintersongs.” “Wintersongs” (sometimes listed as “Winter Songs”) is comprised of three seasonal Christmas tracks, “White Christmas,” “What Child Is This” and “O Little […]
Save the Date – August 26!
Lynne and her daughter Kristen will be performing at the Native Horsemanship Youth program ranch on Orca Rd.
Check back or on our Facebook page for more details later this summer.
Thanks to our sponsors the Clearwater Casino Resort!
Hope to see you there!