Service Learning/Community Service Opportunities

As part of the equine therapy curriculum, participants complete service learning projects such as painting jumps, stacking hay, and so forth as a way of giving back to the ranch. There are also regularly scheduled work days which include trail maintenance work with Joder community members. Equi-Rhythm participants, including youth who have court-ordered community service hours, are eligible to participate. 

Partnerships

Rocky Mountain Equi-Rhythm is committed to synergistic partnerships with many others:

  • Joder Arabian Ranch LLC and the Joder family
  • Hands on Resources, LLC
  • Volunteers from the community of Boulder
  • Social services and mental health professionals
  • Boulder County Probation
  • Boulder County Community Corrections Community Service Programs
  • Master level interns in social work, psychology, criminal justice, equine programs, and student teaching
  • Parents of youth
  • Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center
  • Knick O’Time Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation
  • Erie Optimist Club
  • Town of Erie Board of Trustees
  • Town of Superior Board of Trustees
  • James Dooley Foundation

Equine Therapy Programs

Individual and Group Equine Therapy Sessions

The goal of this treatment modality is to create an interaction that allows an opportunity for individuals to receive immediate feedback from the horse (which is based on the individual’s behavior). It also provides an opportunity for the therapist to use metaphors that may parallel what is going on in that individual’s life as the vehicle for change. It also allows individuals to touch nature by the very setting that working with horses involves. While this treatment modality does not focus on riding, individuals learn the equestrian art, which does include becoming skilled in horsemanship and riding skills. Rocky Mountain Equi-Rhythm uses a holistic mind-body-spirit approach.

Summer Horse Camp

Throughout the summer, week-long horse camps are offered for youth (at-riskas well as not-at-risk populations) by Rocky Mountain Equi-Rhythm for children in Boulder County and the surrounding communities. The Summer Camp builds a solid foundation for children to become accomplished equestrians. To this end, we teach safe and positive relationship with horses. Because the child’s safety comes first, and horses can be intimidating, Rocky Mountain Equi-Rhythm works with children at their level and helps them to advance with each activity to a level where they are comfortable. Each camp week includes horse care, arts, yoga, and riding. Scholarships, made possible by individuals and foundations, are available as needed.

Summer Horse Camp Forms
Program Handout
Registration Form
Riding Agreement

 

For more information about these and other programs, please write to equirhythm@gmail.com or call 720-663-8803