Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Therapeutic riding involves teaching riding skills to riders with disabilities, with adaptations as needed. The primary goal of therapeutic riding is to learn riding and horsemanship skills. However, as the movement of the horse is inherently therapeutic, riders frequently enjoy secondary benefits such as increased postural control, balance, strength and speech. Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance.


Therapeutic Horseback Riding Camps

Love horses? Join us at the NSCD Therapeutic Riding Center for a camp that includes learning to groom, tack and ride a horse. New skills learned in the arena will be enhanced while out on daily trail rides. Participants who are not independent in self-care must supply a personal care provider who is available to them throughout the length of the camp.

*Maximum rider weight is 200 lbs. Horse camps are popular, register early. Available for 3 days of camp options. These are not overnight camps.

Day Camp: 3 hours per day

Dates: Summer 2022 dates coming soon!
Time: TBD
Location: Snow Mountain Ranch | YMCA, 1101 Co Rd 53, Granby
Price: $450 per person for 4 days or $130 per person per day

Can’t make all the dates? No problem, pick the dates that work for you!

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* If the minimum number of campers is not met 7 days prior to a camp, the camp will be canceled.


Therapeutic Horseback Riding Lessons

The NSCD offers three different levels of lessons:

Beginner Lessons – The skills that will be learned during these lessons encompass the basic fundamentals of the sport including grooming and tacking, mounting, balance and body control, and stopping/steering at a walk or trot. *Maximum rider weight is 200 lbs.

Intermediate Lessons –  Intermediate riding lessons offer participants a way to further advance their riding and prepare for more advanced skills, such as further development of your seat and hands, transitions within the gait and more complex steering patterns at a walk or trot. *Maximum rider weight is 200 lbs.

Advanced Lessons – Unlike beginner or intermediate lessons, participants will focus intensely on how they affect the horse. For this reason, participants in advanced lessons must have balance, body control and a complete understanding of how the horse’s body works. The NSCD riding instructors must approve all advanced participants for lessons.

Dates: Summer 2022 dates coming soon!
Times: TBD
Location:
Snow Mountain Ranch | YMCA, 1101 Co Rd 53, Granby
Price: $60 per person | Free for veterans with a disability
Ages: 6 & up

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 *Maximum rider weight is 200 lbs.

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Unmounted/Ground Therapeutic Horse Lessons

Ground therapy is built around interactions with horses. This type of therapy can be used to assist people with mental and emotional difficulties, including anxiety and mood disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), behavioral challenges or undergoing life transitions or losses.

Dates: Summer 2022 dates coming soon!
Times: TBD
Location:
Snow Mountain Ranch | YMCA, 1101 Co Rd 53, Granby
Price: $60 per person | Free for veterans with a disability
Ages: 6 & up

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Trail Rides

Enjoy the fun of horseback riding on our scenic trails. Our one-hour trail ride is an ideal way to view the beautiful Rocky Mountains while visiting Grand County, Colorado.

Dates: Summer 2022 dates coming soon!
Times: TBD
Location:
Snow Mountain Ranch | YMCA, 1101 Co Rd 53, Granby
Price: $60 per person | Free for veterans with a disability
Ages: 6 & up

BOOK NOW!

 *Maximum rider weight is 200 lbs.

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Therapeutic Horseback Riding Camps

Love horses? Join us at the NSCD Therapeutic Riding Center for a camp that includes learning to groom, tack and ride a horse. New skills learned in the arena will be enhanced while out on daily trail rides. Participants who are not independent in self-care must supply a personal care provider who is available to them throughout the length of the camp.

*Maximum rider weight is 200 lbs. Horse camps are popular, register early. Available for 3 day and 4 day camp options. These are not overnight camps.

3 Day Camp: 6 hours per day
Dates: Summer 2022 dates coming soon!
Time: TBD
Location: Snow Mountain Ranch | YMCA, 1101 Co Rd 53, Granby
Price: $450 per person

BOOK NOW!

BOOK Single Days NOW!

* If the minimum number of campers is not met 7 days prior to a camp, the camp will be canceled.

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