Iron Horse Christian Youth Ranch
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Welcome to Iron Horse Christian Youth Ranch
"May the beauty of the horse in movement, be the way your life flows with the
direction of our Creator"
If we can reach the youth of today, it is our future for tomorrow.
This is the vision of Iron Horse Christian Youth Ranch. (IHCYR)
We believe in combining the therapeutic qualities of horses with
biblical principles to develop character and confidence. John15:5
IHCYR is a non-profit 501(c)3 CHA Program. We focus on Equine Education, Equine Assisted Learning/Therapy, Horse Rescue /Rehabilitation and Training. Horses in our care will receive proper nutrition, veterinary and farrier care, updated vaccines, worming and training. We do set a reasonable limit on the number of horses we can take in to ensure good quality care.
We rely on donations and the support through the equine classes. We offer the horses for adoption ONLY when it is best for the horse. We have several horses, ponies/ mini donkey that will forever call IHCYR their home. To ensure safety around horses we need to observe horses, gain knowledge and always grow in our abilities. It is important to take responsibility for our interactions as we grow in our understanding of how God created these amazing and unique animals. Using effective communication (horse language- pressure/pain principles) with respect, to build a relationship with horses on the ground and when mounted.
We are offering volunteering for adults and youth that have participated in previous sessions and are able to work independently.
Please Contact us by text at 719-243-0843. Emails left on this website do not get checked on a regular basis, or you can email us at email@example.com. Text is the best way to reach us. We don't want to miss connecting with you.
IHCYR Sessions will start up the end of May of 2024. During the school year August thru May we focus on CAESA - Colorado Agribusiness Equine Science Academy, a tuition free K-12 homeschool enrichment program during the school year. (caesacademy.org) The CAESA Program supports the horses for IHCYR.
O.K. Corral Series is Authentic Equine-assisted work honors and integrates natural horse and herd behavior as a model for human mental and emotional health using the equine assisted philosophies developed by Greg Kersten, Founder of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.
Equine Assisted Learning - EAL is offered on a donation basis through IHCYR - contact 719-243-0843 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certified by O.K. Corral Series - Sessions are offered during the week by appointment. EAP/EAL exercises, activities,approaches to safety, team-building, inspiring confidence, building emotional strength. - These are Christ centered and focus on emotional health and growth through proven activities and exercises. Crisis management - nonverbal, emotional skills to make a " bad" situation "O.K."
Detailed information is on the Equine Assisted Learning and Equine Assisted Therapy is on our Equine Assisted Learning page tab.
Many People ask about Horsemanship Instruction - IHCYR Offers Educational classes. THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF HORSES(WWH) Level 1 & ALL ABOUT HORSES (AAH) Level 2 and up SESSIONS. Focus on Equine Education/horsemanship skills. The funding we raise, and donations make it possible to continue offering these classes and support the horses and mission to serve youth and individuals in our community along with our continued work Rescue/Rehabilitation/Training of horses in our programs. All horses here are involved in all or in some aspect of IHCYR. More information is on the EQUINE EDUCATION PAGE. Susan Kamlan
We offer offsite trail riding when Level 2 is completed in the sessions. These sessions have a fee involved for trailering and the ride time - minimum of $45 depending on location and length of the trail ride time. This is only offered by appointment in the summertime.
Private sessions or semi -private are offered by a CHA Instructor, or Individual who has passed CHA Levels by a Certified Instructor. Currently we will be only offering volunteering and our sessions will start up in June of 2024. We will be focused on the CAESA program during the school year, it is a Tuition Free Homeschool Enrichment Program K-12 during the school year.
Certified Horsemanship Association's mission is to advance excellence in horsemanship, safety and education the Safe, Fun and effective CHA way!
Contact us by text or email at email@example.com or 719-243-0843 if you are interested
in any of these programs.
OUR PRECIOUS HORSES
We care for the horses and offer rehabilitation/rescue, training to horses and ponies,
and various other animals for over 15 years. Countless horses have been adopted or donated to other programs or individuals. Each horse has their own story, or sadly have their wings!
Pima Medical School Labs - We have been a site for Pima Medical School for over 11 years and are thankful for the wonderful partnership. This enables our horses to have their bi annual vaccines and worming along with many other opportunities to care for your horses. Thank you to everyone who makes this possibly with your horses!
The horses depend on you! Donations and the class sessions support the care and needs of the horses and animals. This link takes you directly to Pay Pal for making any donation. Thank you so much for your support!
Please only put the first name of who its for in the message box.
We depend on your support! We appreciate volunteers who have horse experience;
If you do not have any experience, we offer the equine classes to gain experience.
SMALL MONTHLY DONATIONS MAKE A TREMENDOUS IMPACT - IF 100 PEOPLE DONATED $10
MONTHLY, WHAT A DIFFERENCE WE TO OUR PROGRAMS AND RESCUE WORK.
Thank you Supporters - listed on the "The Story Page for more information"
HERE IS THE BREAKDOWN FOR IHCYR FOR A HEALTHY HORSE (INJURED HORSES AND OR THOSE WITH MEDICAL NEEDS THE COST IS GREATER)
FARRIER CARE IS $45 - 60 PER HORSE EVERY 7 - 8 WEEKS (we are given a discount from out farrier with those prices)
HAY FOR EACH HORSE IS APPROX $150 A MONTH, SOME ARE HIGHER - HORSES REQUIRE HAY, - 2-2.5% of their body weight in feed daily.
SOME NEED GRAIN AND ADDITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS. Average grain is 3 lbs a day, some older horses are on a full Senior grain diet
THE EQUIPRIDE IS $69 FOR A 50 LB BAG. Sturdy Horse Hemp from San Luis Valley - oil - 52$ gal 45lb bag 72$
HORSES NEED THEIR TEETH CHECKED AND OR FLOATED EACH YEAR price varies PER HORSE - 150$-175.
ELECTRICITY GOES UP IN THE WINTER WITH THE WATER HEATERS.FUEL for the tractor to move hay and clean large paddocks.
DUMPSTER cost for weekly manure removal for what we do not compost. $86 per month.
DONATIONS MADE FROM SESSIONS HELP WITH SOME OF THE COST BUT WE ARE IN NEED OF MONTHLY DONATIONS TO
SUPPORT OUR HORSES AND OFFER CLASSES.
WE ALSO WANT TO THANK THE FAMILIES WHOSE CHILDREN TAKE OUR EQUINE CLASSES. WE ARE EXTREMELY THANKFUL
FOR THE SUPPORT FROM PIMA MEDICAL SCHOOL FOR OUR SHOTS AND WORMING.
Tax Deductible donations are greatly appreciate to support farrier care, veterinary care, special feeds,
teeth floating and Feed.
Please use : pay pal Donation button on this page and only put the first
name of who it is for in the message box or you can make out a check when you come to IHCYR or cash in our donation box.
HOME: Overview of our Mission
ABOUT US: How IHCYR started, past and current Board Members
PROGRAMS: What We Do - Classes
EQUINE EDUCATION: Classes, VillaSport, Volunteering
CONTACT US: Phone, Email, Address, Map
EQUINE ASSISTED LEARNING: Information for Classes
THE STORY: The Vision and Rescue/Rehab Horses
PLEASE CONTACT US AT 719-243-0843 - Iron Horse Christian Youth Ranch for events, updates or cancellations prior
to attending any activities. You can text directly or go to MeWe-Susan Walter-Kamlan or facebook - Iron Horse Christian Youth Ranch for updates and closures.
Sessions are limited and we ask that you take your temperature before attending any activity. If you have any illness, please cancel your sessions. We clean all equipment and waiting room areas.