FREE horsemanship riding sessions and groundwork sessions are designed so individuals can experience John Lyons’ quote firsthand: “When your horse follows you without being asked, when he rubs his head on yours, and when you look at him and feel a tingle down your spine. . .you know you are loved.”
FREE classes are conducted at two facilities: the Temple Grandin Equine Center, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, and Legacy Stables, northern Fort Collins.
FREE’s adaptive horsemanship riding sessions and groundwork classes at the Temple Grandin Equine Center, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, are conducted throughout the year, as the Temple Grandin Equine Center is an indoor, temperature-controlled area. Classes at Legacy Stables are conducted spring through fall.
All of FREE’s classes are designed and lead by PATH Intl-certified instructors. Classes are tailored to meet the goals of individuals participating in each specific class.
FREE’s classes for INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS are kept small, with two to four individuals per class. Special mounting equipment is used, with PATH Intl-certified instructors and volunteers assisting individuals to get mounted on their horses. Trained volunteers lead horses. Depending on the level of assistance a rider needs, one to two trained side walkers assist each rider.
VETERANS and FIRST RESPONDERS may be in the same session or each population may have its own session. Max number of individuals per class is six.
AT-RISK YOUTH classes are for at-risk youth only. Class size is small, limited to six individuals per class.
To learn more about classes, please call or text FREE’s Program Manager, Jessie, at Ph 970-443-5124 or email her at Jessie.firstname.lastname@example.org