Colorado HorsePower, Inc.

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Horsepower Inc​​​​​​​
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5027 Garton Rd
PO Box 534
Castle Rock, CO 80104
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Mission Statement

Colorado HorsePower began in 1984 and our mission is to provide equine therapy and horsemanship skills to persons with disabilities within the Denver Metro and Douglas County communities. HorsePower strives to create safe and open environments where individuals can experience the healing power of the horse. The benefits of equine therapy are unsurpassed; come join us and witness the amazing bond between horse and human.

Organization History

HorsePower, Inc. was founded by Joseph Howard (Castle Rock Civitan Member) as a project for special needs children in the Castle Rock, CO Elementary schools. Through the years, HorsePower has expanded its reach to students in the Denver/Metropolitan area (Denver, Douglas, Arapahoe, Jefferson and El Paso counties). HorsePower has had different locations within Douglas County, and has been at Meadowbrook Farms for over six years. This location provides an indoor and outdoor arenas and ample space for trail rides.

Colorado HorsePower, Inc. was formed Dec. 27, 1984 and is a member of PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship). HorsePower is a therapeutic riding facility located in Douglas County, just South of Castle Rock.


Thank You Horse Power

Our son has many challenges in his life. One is anxiety and lack of confidence.
Dogs and petting zoo 's would send him scurrying behind me, bugs would lead to emotional meltdowns. Outside activities for us were nonexistent.

We are nearing the completion of our first 8 week term of horse therapy with Horse Power and we have seen major positive changes already.
We took our son to the State Fair, he wanted to look at the animals! We then went to the petting zoo, he was excited ! We petted the animals!
This may not seem exciting to you, but to us this is a major breakthrough, a success! He enjoyed it!
For this success, we thank Horse Power.

This year is the first time he has had contact with horses, he loves it. He looks forward to it every week. His enthusiasm and joy are contagious .
The teachers and volunteers are professional, warm, compassionate and caring. My son loves them.
We are so thankful for the time, effort and money put into Horse Power, you are changing our son's life for the better.
The staff have worked with him, taught him, given him challenges and successes. It is a blessing to see our child happy and showing enthusiasm and confidence.
Developmental Pathways is funding these lessons for us, if we had the money to give ourselves we would, Horse Power is changing lives for the better.

Thank you Horse Power

Dwight & Lisa.


Dear Lynette,

I am pleased to take this opportunity to offer my thanks and appreciation for all that HorsePower offers in therapeutic programing. As a retired teacher of both special needs and regular classroom students I am deeply aware of all that your program can do to support continued growth, both physical and emotional, to your riders.

Horses are large and sometimes frightening animals with the capacity to offer companionship and confidence to those who have the privilege of working and learning with them. Improved balance and communication, listening skills, academic skills (colors, words, etc.), following directions and learning to trust are only a few of the items that are shared during lessons at HorsePower and during summer camp.

I had the opportunity to watch a family member, who has sensory issues and a fear of heights, climb onto Ben and learn so much about himself and horses during camp this summer. He also learned to make friends with someone entirely new to him. When he called the other camper his friend, after time together, I was thrilled because it is sometimes difficult for him to connect to people. HorsePower gave him a boost in a much needed area of his life.
The instructor and the volunteers work hard to support the growth areas that are needed, all the while helping the riders further understand equine equipment, horse physiology (at their level) and safety, and personal growth skills.

Thank you for the board's part in keeping this unique and powerful therapeutic growing in the south metro area. Colorado HorsePower has a unique offering of learning, love and growth.

Christi Johnson


"Everyone at HorsePower is kind. They accept me as I am. Riding at HorsePower gives me confidence that I can do anything." - Ruth

"The atmosphere at HorsePower is non-judgmental. If a student is having a tough day, they encourage and cheer them up. The program is flexible to meet the needs of each student." - Ruth's mother, Teresa

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