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.

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  • Current - 2020 - horses needing sponsors

  • Willow is available for ground care, grooming, leading

  • Titan  is available for  ground care, grooming, leading, riding, walk, trot. intermediate rider.

  • Freddy is available for ground care, grooming, leading, experienced rider.

  • Coco is available for ground care, grooming, leading

  • Mini's - Miss Kitty/Little Joe, Faith our new baby donkey for grooming, leading, and ground care. .

  • Cuddles is available for rider  walk, trot and ground care

  • Fostering -  For those who are willing to care for a horse at their ranch/home,  References and application is required.Thank you for Dr. Kim for recently fostering Frodo to keep her pony company after the loss of her horse Jet.

  • Horse Rehabilitation -   Horses surrendered, donated, purchased or saved are accessed at IHCYR  for health needs, farrier care and  training.


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  • 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

  • Youth Bible Study Horse Fellowship - following Sat and Sunday classes. details on Equine Education page 

  • 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.  The following EAL sessions HPR and HAM 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

  • 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.  Volunteers are needed to help set up and visit with families and help children pet the horses we take to villa for grooming. We will begin at 9:00am and pull out by 9:30 to set up at Villa. Volunteers can meet us at villa at 10:00. We will not be having classes on that day and we will combine our classes Sunday. Please text me if you would like to assist with this event.   Parents Night Out at VillaKids this Saturday September 28 5-10 pm. Horses will be at VillaKids for the PNO program.   A great time to have some time while your kids enjoy Western Days at Villa! Thank you Jan and Abbey for helping at Villa PNO!

  • YARN DRIVE THRU JANUARY - All kinds of yarn to knit afghans for children in need. Thank you for all the yarn donations that have come in so far. See the pictures on our Facebook page! Wonderful! 

  • Thank you for coming to the Christmas and New Year gathering, we look forward to a great 2020!

  • If you are interested in volunteering this Summer now is a great time to get started

  • 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.  Volunteers are needed to help set up and visit with families and help children pet the horses we take to villa for grooming. We will begin at 9:00am and pull out by 9:30 to set up at Villa. Volunteers can meet us at villa at 10:00. We will not be having classes on that day and we will combine our classes Sunday. Please text me if you would like to assist with this event.   Parents Night Out at VillaKids this Saturday September 28 5-10 pm. Horses will be at VillaKids for the PNO program.   A great time to have some time while your kids enjoy Western Days at Villa! Thank you Jan and Abbey for helping at Villa PNO!

  • YARN DRIVE THRU JANUARY - All kinds of yarn to knit afghans for children in need. Thank you for all the yarn donations that have come in so far. See the pictures on our Facebook page! Wonderful! 

  • Thank you for coming to the Christmas and New Year gathering, we look forward to a great 2020!

  • If you are interested in volunteering this Summer now is a great time to get started

  • Class Programs  

  • WONDERFUL WORLD OF HORSES CLASS (WWH) - go to our Equine Education page for more details and information

  • ALL ABOUT HORSES CLASS (AAH) - go to our Equine Education page for more details and information

  • The WWH and AAH are classes follow CHA INSTRUCTION STANDARDS -there are fees for the educational classes that were taught at HCHE with free field trips.    The Horse Care & Anatomy Educational Classes (WWH,AAH) that were previously taught at HCHE are now offered with horses  (T&T  riding)  following  some of the 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.

  • 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. 

  • VillaSport Equestrian Weeks - contact VillaKids  Registration opens January 21, 2020 villasport.com/colorado-springs/camps

We had fun bringing horses to Parents Night Out at VillaKids Saturday September 28. Horses will be at Villa Kids for the PNO program. Register at VillaKids for this fun hands on time with horses.  All registration is done through VillaKids.  A great time to have some time while your kids enjoy Western Days at Villa!

 

  • Register 48 hours in Advance by email or text 

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

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