Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center


We at CSTRC believe in abilities and see those abilities come alive in each rider we teach. We are able to instill in people of all ages with special needs the capability to have confidence, build core strength, laugh and improve their quality of life through our equine-assisted therapies. We believe in the Ultimate Horse Power — the power of “yes”!


We are located at Mark Reyner Stables in the city’s Palmer Park. Last year our certified instructors and therapist gave approximately 5,000 sessions to people with special needs. We provide individualized equine-assisted therapy using our horses as the classroom. Our specially trained horses not only assist our riders in their physical therapy, but help emotionally as well. This is the Ultimate Horse Power!


Volunteers ages 14-plus, office supplies (printer paper, envelopes, etc.), manure and leaf rakes, horse brushes, curry combs, and horse tack

Did You Know

In studies cited from “Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology,” equine-assisted therapy was found to be effective in 76 out of 84 children with Cerebral Palsy.

“As a parent and volunteer at Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center I have witnessed the miracle of healing between a special-needs child and a horse.” — Jane Vlatch, mother of a special-needs rider

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