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.

  • Fostering -  For those who are willing to care for a horse at their ranch/home as horses come available off site we will post.  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.

  • Current - May 2019 -

  • Willow is available for part time foster/lease on site.

  • Titan is on pasture and we bring him over as needed and is available for sponsorship.

  • Freddy is available for onsite Foster/Sponsorship.

  • Coco is on pasture and we bring her over as needed.

  • Mini's - Miss Kitty/Little Joe are available for onsite Foster/Sponsorship.

  • Cuddles is available for part time foster/lease on site.

  • Haffy is available to sponsor for her medication and care, and is currently on pasture.

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

  • 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

  • Women's Bible Study Horse Fellowship - 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

  • Horse Powered Reading (HPR)

  • 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,HPR, HAM $30

  • Register 48 hours in Advance by email/text (text is the fastest response)

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

  • 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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                   Public Charity 501(c)3

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                         719-243-0843

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