Begin Again Ranch

Helping brain injury survivors and their familes rebuild confidence and tackle new challenges. Begin Again Ranch and the horses are ready to help you navigate the TBI recovery process. I offer individual and family coaching sessions for TBI survivors and their caregivers utilizing my horses. I am a TBI survivor myself and working with horses is a wonderful alternative to help you get your life back on track. This is a coaching session - not riding or training.

Contact Name
Terri Mongait, Trauma Recovery Coach
Address
3316 Christy Ridge Road
Sedalia, CO 80135
County
Douglas
Telephone
720-467-4143
Email
terri@beginagainranch.com
Website
beginagainranch.com

Big View Ranch Equine Therapy

Our gentle and calm horses give people with all kinds of disabilities the opportunity to experience a new type of therapy. The multidimensional movement of the horse helps a rider's muscle tone, flexibility, balance and provides countless other benefits, including independence. Riders participate in many different activities to help them achieve goals set before they start riding, and they continue to set new goals as they progress. Big View Ranch Equine Therapy offers individual and group therapeutic riding instruction. All classes are taught by a North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) certified instructor.

Contact Name
Christina Mowry
Address
7226 Drew Hill Road
Golden, CO 80403
County
Jefferson
Telephone
720-289-6026
303-278-3351
Email
bigviewranch@gmail.com
Website
bigviewranch.com

Car-ynne 4 Kids, Inc.

Hippo Therapy, Hydro Therapy

Contact Name
Theresa Covey
Address
7554 S. Mt. Marcy
Littleton, CO 80127
County
Jefferson
Telephone
(303) 972-6216
Email
t.covey@yahoo.com

Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center (CTRC)

The Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center (CTRC), a nonprofit located in Longmont, Colorado, was founded in 1980 and is the oldest and one of the largest therapeutic riding centers in Colorado, and one of the oldest and largest in the country. We are a Premier Accredited Center under PATH International. Our mission is to promote the physical, psychological and social well being of people with special needs through the interaction of a therapeutic team consisting of a horse, instructor and volunteers.

Currently CTRC serves participants through three program areas: Therapeutic Riding, Hippotherapy and the Mini Troopers. Weekly, we serve between 100-150 children and adults with a wide range of physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities. Including many children and adults with brain injuries. Each week CTRC utilizes the services of an average of 250 trained volunteers and 20 well trained horses.

Therapeutic Riding is the core of our programs at CTRC. Certified instructors, with trained volunteers, assist riders to learn riding and horsemanship skills while working on therapeutic goals. As participants in Therapeutic Riding, riders gain a sense of freedom and independence, experience accomplishments, interact socially, and learn new skills in a pleasurable environment.

Hippotherapy comes from the Greek word "hippos" meaning horse and translated means "treatment with the horse”. Clients in hippotherapy work one on one with a licensed, credentialed therapist utilizing the movement of the horse to achieve functional outcomes.

Mini Troopers utilizes a miniature horse and handler partnership to facilitate the well-being of populations with special needs who are unable to come to CTRC due to a myriad of reasons. The goal of “Mini Troopers” is to bring the animal assisted activities (AAA) to the individual(s).

Even though CTRC does not file Medicaid we do accept Medicaid if an outside source is filing. We also try and keep our cost for Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy as low as possible.

Contact Name
Penelope Powell, Program Coordinator
Address
11968 Mineral Road
Longmont, CO 80504
County
Boulder
Telephone
(303)652-9131
Email
penelope@ctrcinc.org
Website
ctrcinc.org/

Connections Therapeutic Riding Center

Equine Therapies with strong focus on Core Strength, Balance, Control; Brain Gym, Stress Relief, Organization/Coping Skills, Social, Emotional and Cognitive Behaviors

Contact Name
Cathy Hooper
Address
2890 Singing Hills Rd
Elizabeth, CO 80107
County
Elbert
Telephone
(720)273-3659
Email
cathy@connectionstrc.org
Website
https://www.connectionstrc.org

Hearts and Horses Therapeutic Riding Center

hippotherapy

Contact Name
Jan Pollema
Address
P O Box 2675
Loveland, CO 80539
County
Larimer
Telephone
(970) 663-4200

Heartstrings & Hoofbeats

"Heartstrings & Hoofbeats" is a PATH Int'l (Professional Assoc of Therapeutic Horsemanship) Center in the DTC area. The movement of a horse perfectly mirrors the walk of a human. Research is currently being conducted to see if as a result of this patterning, synaptic connections may be reinforced. Excercises to cross the proprioceptive system are incorporated. Sequential processes (1,2,3 steps) are reinforced as needed. Equine facilitated mental health activities/stress and anxiety-reduction are popular. Our horses are the co-therapists. They are nonjudgemental, accepting and listen well. We do our best to match clients to the appropriate horse. Each horse has a different "gait" or movement. In addition, each horse reacts differently to TBI clients. Some are much better with the angered and frustrated client; some horses are better with the withdrawn or silent client. At our Center, we have 2 registered PATH certified instructorsd (formerly NARHA) .

Contact Name
Eileen M. Breen
Address
4951 S Beeler St
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
County
Arapahoe
Telephone
(303)229-6332
Email
indigohills7@msn.com
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My Heroes, llc

We provide physical, occupational and speech therapies that specialize in, but are not exclusive to, hippotherapy services for special needs children and adults. We are run out of Colorado State University in the foothills campus and primarily serve Larimer, Weld, Boulder and Denver counties though all surrounding areas are welcome.

Primary diagnoses seen are cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, developmental delay, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Brain Tumor, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Spinal Cord Injuries. Hippotherapy is a powerful treatment tool, specifically addressing many impairments associated with TBI such as balance, core strength, sensory input, vestibular input, coordination and processing deficits just to name a few. Please visit the website to learn more. www.myheroestherapy.com

Contact Name
Brent Applegate, MPT
Address
735 S Overland Trail
Fort Collins, CO 80523
County
Larimer
Telephone
(678)984-7774
Email
brentapplegate@myheroestherapy.com
Website
myheroestherapy.com
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Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center

The Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center strives to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities or special needs through equine assisted activities and therapies.

Contact Name
Chester DeAngelis
Address
13620 Halleluiah Trail
Elbert, CO 80106
County
El Paso
Telephone
(719)495-3908
Email
pptrc@pptrc.org
Website
pptrc.org/index.html

Theresa M. Chase, LLC

I work with people who are experiencing difficulty with transitions in their life. Many times changes in health, roles, jobs or even location can bring about feelings of depression, anxiety and self-doubt. I work on all levels of health:physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. I am a highly interactive and enagaging therapist, inviting the client to be an active particpant in their healing anf growth. I meet people in a traditional offcie space, in the outdoors and also in sessions working with horses. I have worked for many years at Craig Hospital with people with spinal cord and brain injury assisting them to learn about themselves and their inujures and also about adjusting to life after such a major change. I would be happy to talk with oyu on the phone to see if working with me would be a good fit for you or a family member. My offcie space is located in the Institute for Life & Care, 7935 E. Prentice Ave., Suite 111, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.

Contact Name
Terry Chase
Address
P.O. Box 221708
Denver, CO 80222
County
Denver
Telephone
(303)941-1989
(303)789-8211
Email
terry@theresachase.com
Website
theresachase.com
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Wild Hearts Horsemanship, LLC

We offer theraputic riding taught by PATH Intl. certified instructors.

Contact Name
Taryn Hillman
Address
12345 W Belleview Dr
Littleton, CO 80127
County
Jefferson
Telephone
(720)934-7752
Email
whhorsemanship@gmail.com