IHCYR Equine Education

                    Wonderful World of Horses- WWH

                    All About  Horses- AAH

                    Women's Bible Study Horse Fellowship

                    Horse Drawing /Art Classes

                    Spring Horsemanship Days

                    VillaSport 

Join our Equine Education Class  - This is a great place to get started! This is donation based Equine Class on the 

Third Sunday each month 2:30 - 3:30 weather permitting.   No classes will be held in June and July.

This once a month   class is combined with our weekly WWH class and is focused on Safety, haltering, leading, grooming and health care. We will have guest speakers occasionally and can discuss training and horse behavior or specific areas of concern to  individuals desiring to become a horse owner, or those who currently own a horse.

  

The WWH and AAH classes follow CHA INSTRUCTION STANDARDS -there are fees for the weekly sessions educational classes that were taught at HCHE ( High Country Home Educators) with free field trips.  The Horse Care & Anatomy Educational Classes (WWH,AAH) that were previously taught at HCHE are now offered at our office location with  horse time. (T&T/CHA  riding- no charge for the youth ranch riding  following SOME of the AAH classes)    We desire above all to honor God as best as we can showing His  grace and truth in love by demonstrating how our relationship with horses relates to the relationship we have with Him.

Schedule an appointment time before attending any class to see what would be best suited for you and get acquainted.

  • Please  text or email, (texting will get the fastest response) Calls will be returned as propmpty as possible.

  • Donations for the support of the horses in our care are greatly appreciated! - feed,farrier, supplements, blankets, fly masks vet care as needed. We appreciate donations above the educational class fees - Thank you!

  • There are no fees when using pay pal to friends and family at  ihcyranch@yahoo.com

  • We appreciate donations above the Educational class fees

  • CLASS DAYS & TIMES 

  • Volunteer Requirements: Youth need to be in a current class ,Adults (18 +)set up an appointment and fill out a Volunteer application. We are open for volunteers during some of our current class times or by scheduling volunteer hours  to help care for the horses. (cleaning, feeding, grooming)

  • 24 hour notice if not able to  attend class or it will count for a class time

  • We will be combine classes as needed to maintain a group setting 

  • Hours  Private and semi private sessions are set up by appointment during the week.

  • Monday  1:00-3:00  and  3:45-5:00  

  • Saturday 1:30-5:00

  • Sunday Closed 

  • WONDERFUL WORLD OF HORSES CLASS - 8  classes $85.00 or 4 classes for $45.00

  • These classes have  homework assignments and will include a presentation on a topic from class. 

  • FEBRUARY 2020 NEW CLASS TIME SATURDAY  1:30-2:30   Pick up at 2:30 for WWH students. Please check to see if your student is allowed to volunteer past the class time. Some beginning students will stay only for the class untill they have more experience for their safety. 

  • All WWH and AAH students have this combined class on Saturday at 1:30-2:30

  • ALL ABOUT HORSES CLASS will be advanced classes. Students that move from WWH will advance to AAH. 

  • These classes have some  homework assignments and will include a presentation on a topic from class. 

  • Focus on Equine Education

  • AAH Level  1 & 2 & 3 - Sunday by invitation for offsite riding at other locations. 

  • Private/Semi Private  Lessons available by appointment - Private and Semi Private lessons offered by CHA Certified Instructor and  operate independently from IHCYR. Donations from these classes are made back to IHCYR to support the horses in the program.    

  • Equine Assisted Learning are private sessions 

  • Equine Assisted Therapy is available though a Private Christ based Counseling Center. IHCYR offers horses and an opportunity for their program.  All Costs are set up through Abiding Hope not IHCYR.  

  • Contact:  Abiding Hope Counseling - Elizabeth Moffitt, MA, LPCC, NCC (National Board Certified Counselor)

  • Email:  emoffitt.ah@pm.me   Call or Text: 719-285-7466   ahcolorado.com

  • Office is Located in downtown Colorado Springs, CO

  • Women's Bible Study Horse Fellowship Monday 1:00-3:00 Beginning February 10, 2020 

  • Trailer in your own horse for Ride/Fellowship time. Release Forms are available on site. Trailer in at 1:00. Unload and get your horse settled. Bible study will start at 1:15, with prayer and fellowship followed by riding your own horse with tips and training if needed. There is no fee for this Program.  Registration is necessary by contacting us in advance.  Current Coggins; All horses MUST be current on vaccines and worming. These are not lessons, but an opportunity for Bible Study and fellowship for women who want to get together and enjoy horses, grow in our relationship with Jesus and encourage one another. Women may join the group if you do not have your own horse.  "Enter His gates with Praise"

  • Separate days and times are available by appointment if  you are interested in riding and gaining skills through lessons before participating in this group using a school horse. When you are able to get your horse, tack up and ride safely, then a school horse can be used in the program. Suggested donation when a school horse is used on Mondays is $25.00 to support IHCYR. 

  • Social Programs

  • Pima Medical Institute Labs 

  • IHCYR will assist specific types of court ordered community service. We no longer participate with Front Range Community Service  Appointments are mandatory. Parent/Guardian must supervise minors for any type of community service

  • We Do Not Rent Horses - We are an Educationally based Equine program   

  • SPRING BREAK CLASSES- Completed in 2018 We do not have any scheduled at this time.

  • Ages 8 - 17  March, 26 2018  Monday and March 29, 2018  Thursday 

  • 9:30am to 4:00:pm. This is offered  2 days. This is a fundraiser for IHCYR Susan Kamlan (CHA Riding Instructor) will be donating her time. Please let know if you are interested in volunteering or have any questions(contact ihcyranch@yahoo.com or text 719-243-0843. 

  •  Description:  These are days filled with  learning about horses. This will be an unforgettable time you child will not want to miss. Activities include CHA Horsemanship lessons - English or Western, barn chores, horse group games, building teamwork with horses and with each other.

  • What to wear:  Long pants, boot( hard and smooth sole, at lease one inch heel that covers the ankle. We provide helmets if you do not have your own riding helmet.(ASTM-SEI)

  • What to bring:  Water bottle, lunch, snacks for your child, hat that covers ears, warm jacket. 

  •  VillaSport  - Please contact Villa Kids to register. Instruction in safety, riding fundamentals. This includes the responsibilities of  horse care, anatomy, and owning a horse.  Daily schedule of horse related care, grooming/ bathing the horses and ground exercises, craft and games.  Lunch at the picnic area and play ground. Miniature Horses  will be part of the classes. We will have fun understanding these amazing animals. The camp leaders create a supportive and encouraging atmosphere to help your child gain confidence and skills. We will begin in prayer, themed with specific Biblical principals that represent the yielding of the horses in the same manner our lives need to yield to God and learn of His great love for us..

 

 

© 2015 by Iron Horse Christian Youth Ranch

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                   Public Charity 501(c)3

Call or email us to start your adventure now!

                         719-243-0843

                    ihcyranch@yahoo.com

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Onsite/Offsite Release Forms are available at the office for you to fill out at your first scheduled appointment or visit.