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Praying Hands Ranches, Inc.


 A non-profit

501(c)(3) Organization



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A Therapeutic Ranch Environment

for the Handicapped

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 About Praying Hands Ranch


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Praying Hands Ranch was founded in 1987 by Carl and Shirley Hanson, in Parker, Colorado.  The Ranch has grown from serving seven clients to over 80 per week.  Praying Hands Ranch now includes two indoor riding arenas, two outside riding arenas, stable, hay barn, small animal paddocks and houses, greenhouse, sensory gardens, vegetable and perennial gardens, tool shed, garage/shop, and caretaker's house.  One of our indoor facilities houses offices, physical therapy and treatment rooms, chapel, break room, horse stalls, and a large riding arena with an upper-level viewing room.


It is medically proven that the power, warmth, and movement of the horse strengthens and tones muscles, improves balance, head control, and coordination, builds self-esteem and offers a sense of freedom.  The feeling of achievement and control that comes from riding and maneuvering a horse is a strong medicine. 


Praying Hands Ranch is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Christian Organization committed to meeting the needs of handicapped children, adults, troubled youth and disabled veterans.  We serve all handicaps that have been medically released:  Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Autism, emotionally disabled, Down Syndrome, multiple handicapped, Hydrocephalic, Multiple Sclerosis, Tramatic Brain Injuries, Stroke and others.  Praying Hands Ranch also serves mental health needs by appointment.


We serve disabled children and adults in eight-week session segments.  All prospective clients (groups and individuals) please fill out the registration request form.  Praying Hands Ranch needs the following information: Your name, age, height, weight, special needs, and goals that each prospective client would like to accomplish with the Praying Hands Ranch Equine Program.  Submission of this form does not guarantee acceptance into any equine program at Praying Hands Ranch. 


Classes are held Monday through Thursday and on Saturday.  (At this time Saturday has a waiting list.) 


Please find our Programs Here.

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