About Praying Hands Ranch
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 50 per week. Praying Hands Ranch now includes two heated indoor riding arenas, two outside riding arenas, stables, a hay barn, small animal paddocks and houses, a greenhouse, sensory gardens, vegetable and perennial gardens, a tool shed, a garage/shop, and a caretaker's house. One of our indoor facilities houses offices, physical therapy and treatment rooms, break room, horse stalls, and a large riding arena with an upper-level lounge and 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 501c3 Therapeutic Riding Center committed to meeting the needs of people with disablities from age two and older.
Our therapeutic riding lessons are given in 8 week blocks four times per year with a mini session of 5 weeks just before the winter break. All prospective clients need to fill out a Prospective Client Registration form to be placed on our waiting list. We typcially begin calling prospective clients about 4 weeks prior to the beginning of the next session. Submission of this form does not guarantee acceptance into any equine program at Praying Hands Ranch.
Classes are held Mondays,Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.