Through the therapy programs on our horses we make a heartfelt and profound difference in the lives of people with disabilities in the Pikes Peak Region. No matter the challenge of our riders; physical, emotional and/or mental this experience offers them new opportunities in life. This is the Ultimate Horse Power!
Our mission is the foundation of our dedication to our riders, volunteers, staff and horses. Our equine assisted therapy allows our riders to break free from their crutches, wheelchairs and disabilities and experience the freedom and joy that being on their therapy horse gives to them. They are enriched, encouraged, and gain cognitive and physical stability and growth and a very strong sense of “I did it!”
Volunteers ages 14+; Office supplies-printer paper, envelopes, etc.; Manure and leaf rakes; Horse brushes; Curry combs; Horse tack.
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.
“CSTRC has made a huge difference in our son's life. Learning to ride a horse has improved his confidence, coordination and strength. Thank you CSTRC!” — James-Father of a special needs rider