The vision of Iron Horse Christian Youth Ranch- "If we can reach the youth of today, it is our future for tomorrow".  We started over 16 years ago with youth education classes and riding instruction. We became a 501(c)3 in 2005. We continue to have a passion to share quality care for horses. Iron Horse Christian Youth Ranch started with a prayer for a mission field in our community. We believe there is great similarity in the relationship we can have with the Lord and the relationship we share with horses. It is all about  communication and yielding.

 

      Equine Programs  

 

  • Sponsorship   ( Hug a Horse Program) -  Sponsorship helps to provide care and rehabilitation for the horses..

  • Horse Rehabilitation/Rescue-   Horses surrendered, donated, purchased or saved are accessed at IHCYR  for health needs, farrier care and  training. We are able to take in horses in need of homes based on our space available and we try to help find homes for horses in need and evaluate and match up horses with families. Contact us if you are needing to surrender a horse and we will help or assist in finding a home for you

  • Homeschool/Club Groups/Individual Equine Education available by scheduling special times. 

  • Family Equine Education -Third Sunday at 2:30-3:30-Suggested Donation $10 per person/$25 per family/$40 for a group/club

  •           Register 48 hours in Advance by email or text

  • 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

  • Equine Assisted Learning: 45 min sessions O.K. Corral Series - Life Skills and Crisis to O.K.  EAL sessions HPR and Horse Amazing Math are offered

  • Horse Powered Reading (HPR) and Horse Amazing Math  (HAM)    

  • Experiential learning that nurtures the development of life skills such as trust, respect, honesty and communication interactively with horses.

  • There are unique activities developed for each student

  • Suggested Donation for EAL sessions is  $30

  • Equine Sessions 

  • WONDERFUL WORLD OF HORSES  (WWH) - go to our Equine Education page for more details. 55 min  each session- 4 sessions $136 

  • ALL ABOUT HORSES  (AAH) - go to our Equine Education page for more details. 55 min each session - ​4 sessions $136

  • Private sessions offered by CHA Certified Instructor and  operate independently from IHCYR. Donations from these sessions to  IHCYR to support the horses. 40 min sessions - $45 each or  4 sessions -$160

  • 24 hour notice if not able to  attend or it will count for a session- you do no lose a session if we close due to weather or if IHCYR needs to cancell sessons(needs to be min 38 degrees)

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

  •  Past Events 

  • 2020 Fall Costume and Games October 31 1:30-3:30

  • Saturday January 25, 2020 - Thank you to everyone who came out to help at the event!!  VillaSport Summer Event Expo 11:00 am - 2:00pm at Villa Sport Gym. Members and non-members may attend to find out about summer programs in our community and Villa Sport Summer events. 

  • YARN DRIVE THRU JANUARY - All kinds of yarn to knit afghans for children in need. Thank you for all the yarn donations.

  • Fundraiser- Spring Sessions in 2018

  • Saturday January 25, 2020 - Thank you to everyone who came out to help at the VillaSport Summer Event Expo. Members and non-members may attend to find out about summer programs in our community and Villa Sport Summer events. 

  • We had fun bringing horses to Parents Night Out at VillaKids Saturday September 28. Horses will be at Villa Kids for the PNO program.  

  •  Since IHCYR began we have had numerous fundraisers, barn dances, camps, horsemanship days, project re-direct youth through DHS, Front Range Community Service, Day camps, Girls Scout groups, onsite classes, outreach at Latigo, Horse shows, movie nights, Riding Lessons, we were located at Prairie Springs in Colorado Springs, Clinics for trail riding, horse training , Boarding, horse rescue and adoptions, quarantine for horses.  

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