Humble Ranch, Education & Therapy Center 970-879-3443

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The Humble Ranch is a working ranch, located just two miles south of Steamboat Springs , Colorado . The Yampa Rivers flows nearby and the Continental Divide fills the backdrop. What a great place to experience the educational and therapeutic benefits of the outdoors.

Since June of 2000 the Humble Ranch has been home to a Colorado non-profit, The Humble Ranch Educational and Therapy Center (HRETC). The goal of the HRETC is to provide therapeutic activities for individuals with special needs, in a natural environment, outside the confines of a traditional hospital setting . We are a North American Riding for the Handicapped Association Premier Accredited Center . In 2007 HRETC saw 75 clients (99% local), provided 772 therapy sessions with over 60 volunteers and 9 staff members and 10 horses.

It was the life long dream of Cheri Trousil, a physical therapist, to offer the excitement of the outdoors as an integral part of a therapy program to nurture and encourage physically challenged children toward a healthier life style. The opportunity to make Cheri's dream come true arose in 1999 when Ed Trousil, Cheri's husband, organized a highly sophisticated collaboration effort with the Colorado Department of Wildlife, Colorado State Parks and the City of Steamboat Spring to purchase the 4,000-acre working ranch, Yampa Valley Land & Cattle Company of Steamboat Springs. As a result of this successful collaboration 1,800 acres of this beautiful Steamboat Springs South Valley land became the Trousils Humble Ranch and Cheri's dream became a reality.

What happens at the ranch on any given day during the summer is what makes us so unique. Clients can ride a horse, play in the barn, swing in a hammock, catch frogs in the pond , or feed the llamas . These are some of the activities taking place while a physical, speech or occupational therapist works with the client on individual treatment goals. It is here that we see the miracle of the animal/human connections unfold and witness the many therapeutic benefits of such a relationship.

  • Phone: 970-879-3443
  • Fax: 970-870-6501

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Adult Group Therapeutic Riding

Small group riding for leisure and development of basic riding skills designed to each riders individual ability.

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Hippotherapy

Mini-camp

Private and Semiprivate thereputic riding

Adult Group thereputic riding

Llama Life Skills

Social Skills Program

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<b>A Brief History of the Ranch

<b>A Brief History of the Ranch

The property now known as Humble Ranch was homesteaded in 1898 by William Milner. After 11 years Mr. Milner sold ...

Br>Private and Semi-Private Therapeutic Riding

Ages 7 years and up.

These sessions are 45-60 min riding lessons with a certified therapeutic riding instructor. The focus ...

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