We believe that horses are here to teach us about balance and harmony – working with our horses starts with understanding equine communication.

RIDING ACADEMY

Our ranch practices horsemanship using training and handling techniques which are kinder and gentler than traditional methods on the premise that teaching through pain and fear do not result in the type of relationship that benefits both horse and handler. We are a bitless and barefoot program, and we also practice homeopathic medicine such as EquineCranial, reiki and other types of energy work, homeopathic herbal remedies, and are committed to providing our horses the least invasive and most natural life possible. Our experienced instructors will take you from beginner and novice riding all the way to competition in the show ring, and we have plenty of horse partners for you to learn from in lesson or lease programs (full or partial leases, starting at $125/month).

PROGRAMS & PRICING

Horsemanship

We’re all about honoring our horses – and that means learning their unique communications and body language. This course is designed so you can begin to understand everything equine, including riding and ownership readiness. There are 4 classes in the curriculum, beginning with introduction to equines and moving into understanding their needs, herd dynamics, body language and introduction to riding. This course is designed for new volunteers, beginners, and even advanced riders who are new to our unique methods. The courses are usually held on appointment basis. These classes designed to build upon one another, beginning with Horsemanship 101. Email Julie@zumasrescueranch.com or Carmen@zumasrescueranch.com to schedule

Ground Driving

After completing your horsemanship classes and learning about body language, we feel that it’s important that you learn to not only understand their movement, but to also be able to use your body to move theirs. These classes are designed for you to gain skills in leading, lunging, round-penning at liberty, and long-lining – all of which help develop our horses ground manners and prepare them for mounted work. As a new student, you’ll be required to take 2-6 ground lessons so you can learn our unique methods of handling our horses, and progress to riding lessons. But even once you’re riding, we feel that ground driving is a great place to go back to throughout your equine partnership. Ground driving lessons are $40 each and are booked and scheduled through email.

Riding

Learn to ride in a kind and forgiving way using natural horsemanship methods such as bitless bridles and natural aids. Our experienced instructors will take you from beginner and novice riding all the way to competition in the show ring, and we have plenty of horse partners for you to learn from in lesson or lease programs (full or partial leases, starting at $125/month).

Want to check on or schedule a lesson?

All proceeds from our programs go directly into the care of our rescue horses so supporting ZEAL, riding or hosting an event with us is a great way to support the organization.

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Say hello

info@zumasrescueranch.com

303.346.7493

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7745 N. Moore Road

Littleton, CO 80125