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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/Training  Horses surrendered, donated, purchased or saved are assessed 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. 

  • Volunteering: Youth need to be in current sessions or Adults (18+) fill our volunteer application. Previous horse experience required.   Volunteering is to help care for the horses (cleaning, feeding, grooming) Volunteers are also needed for office organization and decorating for special events and fundraising. We schedule volunteer hours individually. 

  • Equine Education - Session will resume in May 2024. 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

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

  • Equine Sessions   CHA Certified Instructors.  Suggested Donations listed make it possible to support our horses and continue serving the community  to  offer Equine Education and allows for for

  •  the funds to support  horses and continue the mission by bringing horses  here for rescue/rehabilitation/training to teach youth  and individuals the magnificent beauty in these incredible animals God created!

  • WONDERFUL WORLD OF HORSES  (WWH)  Education page  55 min each session - 4 sessions $136 group class

  • ALL ABOUT HORSES  advanced class (AAH)  55 min each session - ​4 sessions $136 group class 

  •  Private session  40 min sessions - $45 each or  4 sessions $160 Private sessions are required for safety initially and are evaluated as needed.

  • The Equine Education page has more details on Equine Sessions 

     We would love to serve and set up an appointment time before

     attending any class to see what would be best suited for you


* 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.

  • 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 g 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

  • Therapist information if you need assistance:

  • Contact:  Life's Journey Counseling - taking the next step - Nichole Bomar, MA, LPCC, Therapist, Child Specialist

  • Email:

  • Phone:  719-299-0603

  • Address:  7750 N. Union Blvd. Ste 202

  • Nichole has information for a Christian Counseling Center that does accept Medicaid.

  • Equine Assisted Therapy  IHCYR offers horses and an opportunity for their program.

  • with Christ based counselor.

  • Erika Bakko offers EAT at Reining Hope Therapy Services in Falcon Colorado.

  • IHCYR can send several referrals to you that are available in this area and in Pueblo, CO.

  • Cancellations:  24 hour notice if not able to attend or it will count for a session- you do no lose a session  due to weather or if IHCYR needs to cancel in an emergency.  We understand if you have an emergency and you will not lose you session due to those circumstances. Check weather sites for Falcon/Peyton to help determine closures. 35-38 degree minimum for your safety and enjoyment of your session. We will contact you, or please let us know if you have any driving concerns.  

  • Health and Safety: If you are ill, please cancel you session. We ask that you use hand sanitizer before using any equipment. We clean all equipment and classroom/waiting room areas. We do not require masks. We ask that you drive slowly and use caution and supervise your child in the playground area.  

  •  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. 

What we do

​​Help make a difference and donate or take a class to support our mission to guide youth and individuals with horses. The more donations we have enable us to save more horses and offer programs to encourage one another! You can also sign up
to volunteer today by setting up a time to come visit and meet us and the horses to seee how you can serve and use your gifts God has given to you!


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 Please use the Donation tab, and please only put the first name for the donation in the  message or accept  cash, or checks to IHCYR in the donation box.

  Call or email us to start your adventure now!  719-243-0843

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