11968 Mineral Road
Longmont CO 80504
Tax ID/EIN: 84-0837670
Year Founded: 1980
Last Updated 2017-09-06
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Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation): Public Service
Our organization operates programs involved with horse rescue, foster care, rehabilitation, adoption and/or retirement.
Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.
Our organization's primary activity is equine retirement.Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of horses.
100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.
Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.
Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
The Mission of the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center is to change the lives of people with disabilities by promoting their physical, psychological and social well being through equine assisted activities.
CTRC serves our special needs community through four program areas: Therapeutic Riding, Hippotherapy, Mini Troopers and our Retired Horse Sanctuary.Therapeutic Riding is the core of the program. Certified instructors, with trained volunteers, assist riders to achieve therapeutic and other life goals, acquire horsemanship skills, and establish a special bond with their horses. Hippotherapy ("treatment with the help of a horse") is conducted by licensed therapists who use the horse to achieve improved client functioning and rehabilitation, utilizing the three dimensional movement of the horse. Mini Troopers achieves the goal of community outreach and education through a miniature horse outreach team who brings the benefits of animal assisted activities (AAA) to special needs populations who are unable to access traditional services on-site. Retired Horse Sanctuary provides for our noble "Equine Therapists" who have come to the end of their career and who because of age, restricted ability, medical issues or special care concerns are not able to be adopted.
CTRC has no non-horse related programs.
InternshipsMinimum Age: 16We offer a wide variety of internship opportunities.
Lesson VolunteersMinimum Age: 16These are the volunteers who work directly with the riders and the horses in class. One can choose to be a Horse Leader, a Sidewalker or both. Training is provided for all lesson volunteers.
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