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Youth Program

At Rising Hope Ranch the goal is to offer each participant the opportunity to work with, love, care for and learn from horses ....a dream come true for most!


The RHR Assisted Learning Program consists of a curriculum that drives objectives to outcomes. Each exercise is designed in a BUILDING BLOCK style, meant to focus on one objective at a time. The curriculum is client centered, using horses as barometers, and facilitators as guides to encourage self-examination. The individual evaluation revolves around:

  • The holistic nature of the horse, 

  • Objectively driven curriculum

  • Combined with facilitation,

  • Experiential learning,

  • Partnering with community, social, and educational resources.

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This 12 session curriculum focuses on communication, problem solving, conflict resolution, leadership, how to adapt to find success, teamwork, and healthy relationship building to name just a few.

Individual assessment comes from not only the facilitators, but the horses as well.


Equine-Assisted Learning is a powerful, professional and effective approach, proven to have a positive impact on individuals of all ages.

How?  By including horses in specially designed experimental learning exercises, equine-assisted specialists are able to observe non-verbal communication of the horses and be a translator as well as a guide to encourage the learner to attain the outcome of each exercise. This hands on approach to learning has proven to greatly multiply the participants retention and understanding of skills learned.

The curriculum can be offered as a 12 week, 8 week or 6 week program. We can customize to your preferences.

  • 12 Weeks - 1 session per week

  • 8 Weeks - 1 to 2 sessions per week (depending on your preference)

  • 6 Weeks - 2 sessions per week

**All programs have an additional week for graduation session and certificate presentation.


  • Groups (4-8 people): $35 per person per session

  • Semi-Private (2-3 people): $50 per person per session

  • Private (1 person, accompanied by adult or partner): $100 per person per session

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