Open Your Heart.
The heritage of HUNKAPI is grounded in the idea of interrelatedness and the responsibility that emanates from it. The name HUNKAPI [hun-kah-pee] is from the Lakota Native American tribe and means: “we are all related." Using the name HUNKAPI for our organization was inspired by a story that GaWaNi Pony Boy related in his book Horse Follow Closely where he describes the deep bond formed between Native Americans and their ponies. In the story, a bear enters an Indian’s camp, which causes the horse to whinny. The horse’s whinny wakes up the Indian and the Indian proceeds to frighten off the bear. Their bond enabled the horse to save the Indian and the Indian in turn to save the horse. In choosing this powerful word HUNKAPI as our name, all involved are reminded of our need for and reliance on one another and the responsibility of forwarding that feeling.
Welcome to the Farm
Hunkapi Farms is a 10-acre farm located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Take a look into what the farm looks like on any given day and how you can help keep Hunkapi in Scottsdale and support our programs!
The proprietary HUNKAPI methodology, equine-centered and with a foundation in somatic experiencing, is one of facilitation that relies on the practitioners’ ability to fluidly read both the horse and the human providing a client/participant the freedom to be fully aware in their body how he/she relates to the horse, learn from and delve into that experience.
At HUNKAPI Farms, the principles underlying this unique methodology are applied to a wide variety of experiences.
Love Grows Here
Become a part of the Hunkapi Community!
The heritage of HUNKAPI is grounded in the idea of interrelatedness – our need for and reliance on one another - and the responsibility of forwarding that feeling.
Be a part of the Hunkapi community. Donate through Annual Membership - membership provides the reliable support Hunkapi needs to thrive - through Horse Sponsorship – the herd is the lifeblood of Hunkapi - or through a General Fund donation.
Your donation and support make a difference!
With Hearts Open Wide
Individuals and organizations that share our vision. We are grateful to them for their ongoing support.
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Hunkapi Programs, Inc.
12051 N 96th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM