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 $525/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 Saturdays at 10:00am and Wednesdays at 6:00 pm and are designed to build upon one another, beginning with Horsemanship 101.

Horsemanship 101

(required to ride)
$160/Class
  • Classes are 8 hours each, split into 2 sessions that run 4 hours each. This is a great deal, at about $20/hour of instruction! Classes are usually held on Saturdays at 10am and Wednesdays at 6pm; but please schedule with us in advance.
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Horsemanship 102

(required to ride)
$160/Class
  • Classes are 8 hours each, split into 2 sessions that run 4 hours each. This is a great deal, at about $20/hour of instruction! Classes are usually held on Saturdays at 10am and Wednesdays at 6pm; but please schedule with us in advance.
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Horsemapship 103

(optional)
$160/Class
  • Classes are 8 hours each, split into 2 sessions that run 4 hours each. This is a great deal, at about $20/hour of instruction! Classes are usually held on Saturdays at 10am and Wednesdays at 6pm; but please schedule with us in advance.
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Horsemanship 104

(optional)
$160/Class
  • Classes are 8 hours each, split into 2 sessions that run 4 hours each. This is a great deal, at about $20/hour of instruction! Classes are usually held on Saturdays at 10am and Wednesdays at 6pm; but please schedule with us in advance.
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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 $525/month).

Single lessons

All levels in English and Western.
$30-75/Lesson
  • Learn to ride and give back to the horses at the Ranch. Lessons can be purchased individually or as 4-packs which offer discounts. Lessons are scheduled depending on your needs and goals, and private lessons are scheduled throughout the week.
  • Select this option when purchasing Group or Private lessons, or if you’re in one of our programs like Working Students, Junior Horse Heroes, or Tiny Tots one at time (single lessons) and then select which type on the checkout page.
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4 packs of lessons

All levels in English and Western.
$120-300/Month
  • Learn to ride and give back to the horses at the Ranch. Lessons can be purchased individually or as 4-packs which offer discounts. Lessons are scheduled depending on your needs and goals, and 4 packs are usually scheduled as 1 lesson per week.
  • Select this option when purchasing Group or Private lessons, or if you’re in one of our programs like Working Students, Junior Horse Heroes, or Tiny Tots as packs of 4 (monthly package) and then select which type on the checkout page.
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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