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11892 E. Hilltop Road
Parker, Colorado

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Therapeutic Riding Lessons


For a child or an adult with a physical, developmental or emotional disability, life looks brighter on horseback.  The 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.  Goals are set by riding instructors, clients' teachers and parents for each client individually.  Clients have fun while they achieve relaxation, physical and mental growth, and improved auditory and visual abilities.  Trained and loving volunteers are used for side walking and horse handling based on evaluation by our PATH Intl. riding instructors.


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Therapeutic Riding Session Dates 


2022 Fall session

August 13 - October 8th

Make up Week for Fall October 10th-15th

We will be closed on August 20th, for Shirley Hanson's memorial service.


2022 Mini session starts October 24


Any questions about our observance of holidays please call 303-841-4043.







ChickenPen.JPG (Md:350x233)Small Animal Experience & SUNDANCE THERAPY


We are so pleased to partner with Sundance Therapy to offer OT sessions.  These sessions make use of our small animals, outdoor gardens, therapy room and Equicizer.  















 SaturdayClients004.jpg (Md:350x337)Praying Hands Ranch Now Serves Spanish Speaking  Families


Praying Hands Ranch is pleased to announce that we are able to assist Spanish speaking families who may be interested in equine therapeutic riding.


El Rancho Praying Hands Provee Servicios a Familias Que Hablen Espanol


El Rancho Praying Hands tiene el gusto de annuciar que podemos asistir a las familias que hablan espanol que pueden ser interesadas en el montar a caballo terapeutico equino.


Por mas de veinte anos, El Rancho Praying Hands (PHR) ha trabajado para resolver las necesidades de ninos y adultos perjudicados en un ambiente terapeutico del rancho. Los instructores estan certificados por la PATH Intl.).  Las edades de los clientes se extienden a partir de 24 meses a 60 anos.  Servimos a todos los clientes perjudicados que han sido aprobados por sumedico para participar enterapeutico equino del PHR (llame por favor ala oficina del PHR para las formas y la informacion medicas).


Inabilitados incluyen, pero no limitadosa:  Paralisis cerebral, Spina fifido, Autism, inhabilitado emociionalmente, Sindrome Downs, haber perjudicado multiple, Hydrocephalic, esclerosis multiple, danos de cerebro, y movimiento.


Par mas informacion con respecto a nuestros programas o la ayuda con el proceso del registro del cliente anticipado, entre en contacto por favor con el rancho en 303-841-4043 o , o para informacion o asistencia en espanol entre en contacto con la voluntaria de PHR Elizabeth Killebrew en 303-504-9848 o




 Therapeutic Riding Session Dates 



 2022 Fall session August 13-October 5th

Make up Week for Fall October 10th-15th

We will be closed August 20, 2022 for Shirley Hanson's Memorial Service


2022 Mini session starts October 24


Any questions about our observance of holidays please call 303-841-4043






Prospective Clients must complete a prospective client registration form to be added to our waiting list.  Please use the link above to complete the form.  You will receive an email from us notifiying you we have received your form and that you have been placed on our waiting list.





The first class of the day starts at 10:00 AM and our last class starts at 5:30 PM and our lessons are typically 60 minutes long.  We offer private (one client-$60 per lesson), semi-private (two clients-$55 per lesson), or group (three clients-$50 per lesson).  Every client automatically receives a $115 scholarship per lesson.  Each client is matched individually with an equine partner by our PATH Intl. instructors.  We typically like first time clients, especially those who are new to riding, to start with a private lesson.  


Each therapeutic riding lesson is eight weeks long and are held four times a year-Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.  There is a 5 week mini session in November and December.  We typcially have a 2 week break between sessions to allow for make up lessons (these are offered if PHR cancels a lesson) and to allow our equine herd time off from work and us to do needed work around the ranch.


Please note, due to PATH Intl. guidelines, riders must be over the age of two years old.  All riders must have paperwork completed by their physician clearing them for therapeutic riding prior to starting lessons.


For comfort and safety riders should wear sturdy shoes with a low heel, if possible and long pants made from non-slippery fabric.  A riding helmet must be worn at all times.  We have riding helmets or you may supply your own.


For more information regarding our programs or assistance with the prospective client registration process, please contact the Ranch at 303-841-4043, or email our instructors at


Thank you!


Mary Beth Chismarich, M.D.
Executive Director, Praying Hands Ranches, Inc.
4825 E. Daley Circle
Parker, CO 80138




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