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 Lessons
Unmounted/Ground Therapy
Trail Rides
Rodeo Ready
Therapeutic Horseback Riding Camp


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.

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.

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: June 3rd – October 1st
Times: 8:30am – 9:30am, 9:45am – 10:45am, 11am – 12pm, 1pm – 2pm, and 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Location:
Snow Mountain Ranch | YMCA, 1101 Co Rd 53, Granby, CO 80446
Price: $60 per person
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: June 3rd – October 1st
Times: 8:30am – 9:30am, 9:45am – 10:45am, 11am – 12pm, 1pm – 2pm, and 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Location:
Snow Mountain Ranch | YMCA, 1101 Co Rd 53, Granby, CO 80446
Price: $60 per person
Ages: 6 & up

*Maximum rider weight is 200 lbs.

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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: June 3rd – October 1st
Times: 
8:30am – 9:30am, 9:45am – 10:45am, 11am – 12pm, 1pm – 2pm, and 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Location:
Snow Mountain Ranch | YMCA, 1101 Co Rd 53, Granby, CO 80446
Price: $60 per person
Ages: 6 & up

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 *Maximum rider weight is 200 lbs.

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Rodeo Ready

Rodeo Ready is back this year with several different times and dates to choose from! We’re offering early summer opportunities and fall sessions as well. This program is for experienced or beginner riders. Once you register, our Program Supervisor will give you a call to ask about the rider’s experience level in order to pair the rider with the perfect horse for all 5 sessions.

Dates:

  • Wednesdays: June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th from 2:30pm-3:30pm
  • Thursdays: June 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th from 2:30pm-3:30pm
  • Fridays: September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th from 8:30am – 9:30am or 9:45am – 10:45am or 11am – 12pm
  • Saturdays: September 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, October 1st from 8:30am – 9:30am or 9:45am – 10:45am or 11am – 12pm

Location: Snow Mountain Ranch | YMCA, 1101 Co Rd 53, Granby, CO 80446
Price: $300 per person for 5 lessons
Ages: 6 & up

*Maximum rider weight is 200 lbs.

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Therapeutic Horseback Riding Camp

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. These are not overnight camps.

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