Bring your group to Reclamation-Ranch to earn your Horse Riding or Animal Badge or for your next class field trip!

  • Animal Badge: your troop will enjoy hands-on time with a variety of animals, learn how to care, groom and feed all the animals to earn your badges. (60 mins)
  • Horse Riding Badge: each child will learn how to handle, care for, groom, and tack up a horse. Each of them will have the opportunity to ride one of our gentle and well-trained horses. (60 mins)
  • Field Trips: your group will enjoy hands-on time with a variety of animals, learn how to care, groom feed the animals, and explore and learn at Reclamation-Ranch. We encourage questions, excitement and fun! (45-60 mins)

We encourage a donation of $50 per group (up to 25 participants). Fees, visitation time, and dates are flexible. Our main goal is for children to have fun!


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 60 min Riding Lesson/Experience


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Join us for a ride at Reclamation-Ranch!
Enjoy a personal one on one lesson with some of the greatest horses on earth! We may be slightly prejudice but our horses have been kid tested and mother approved! During your 60 minute lesson you will learn about and how to saddle, safe leading in hand, basic riding techniques indoor and to top off a memorable experience, a trail ride of your own! 

(No previous horse experience required. Please wear close toed, heel-less shoes and farm/outdoor clothes)

Group Rates Available!

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From Left to Right:  Noreen Young, Paris, Laura Klock and Crystal Young

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After months of preparation, the second season of the Helping With Horsepower, SpiritHorse Therapeutic Riding Program is in full swing;  The HWH staff is excited to welcome new clients and volunteers.

LillyWe are so thankful for our riders, their families, and our volunteers who continue to help us fulfill our dream.  Our goal through this program is to "assist individuals with special needs in achieving their full potential through interaction with horses". - Laura Klock

On Sunday, April 24, 2016, Helping with Horsepower invited riding families, volunteers and supporters to Reclamation-Ranch for new client and volunteer orientation.  With just over 30 attendees, HWH Staff walked through safety procedures, a complete client session demonstration and answered questions about the Helping With Horsepower SpiritHorse Therapeutic Riding Program at Reclamation-Ranch.  The group heard from a current client, Quintin, who rode at the center last summer and his mom gave a heartfelt testimony at the end of the presentation.  Attendees met the horses, were given a safety lesson about working with horses, and also the option of walking through the new trail at the ranch that will be used during the riding program.Laura 1x

It was amazing to hold our first "official" Orientation, as so much work has gone into preparation and planning for our riding season to start!  One of the moms spoke up at the event, tearfully and talked about how much the riding has impacted her son's life.  moments like that really help us feel the depth of our program at Reclamation-Ranch.  It was a GREAT day! - Laura Klock   

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Helping with Horsepower is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization that designs volunteer programs that empower, encourage, and raise funds for worthy charities.  Helping with Horsepower has developed several programs that have shown proven results, including the Helping with Horsepower SpiritHorse Program.


Helping With Horsepower ™ Volunteer Application

Helping With Horsepower ™ Client Application


The mission of the HWH SpiritHorse Program is to assist individuals with special needs in reaching their full potential through interaction with horses.  Through and amazing partnership with Crystal Young of Reclamation-Ranch and Noreen Young of Life's Trail, HWH was able to launch this program summer of 2015!

Clients come for one-hour sessions each week, with a designated horse and instructor.  We have a strong focus on building independence, and clients assist, to the best of their ability in all areas of preparation and horse-care:  leading, grooming, putting on and removing equipment before and after their ride.  This develops a sense of self-sufficiency and accomplishment and also builds sequencing and speech skills.

Instructors, during the mounted portion, lead the client through the SpiritHorse 88-step Equine-Assisted Healthcare Program.  This program utilizes movements and activities on the horse to develop rhythm and balance, and stimulates brain activity that actually works as effective intervention for the deficits of disabilities.  Equine therapy aides in many ways.  In a natural environment, SpiritHorse equine-assisted therapy is an organic combination of speech, physical and relationship-building therapy.

This therapy builds a variety of skills:HWHP SPIRIT HORSE 500

  • Balance & Coordination
  • Flexibility & Core Muscle Strength
  • Sequencing
  • Speech & Communication
  • Self-Esteem & Self-Confidence

Our goals include addressing each rider's individual needs and achieve the goals, his or her parents, contributing therapists and doctors and HWH SpiritHorse instructors set.  As clients move through the 88-step Equine-Assisted healthcare Program, progress is measured according to the mastery of these steps.  Because we serve such a wide range of age and physical and cognitive functioning ability, success is measured in the individual accomplishments and milestones of each. General success, however is measured by the clients' improvement in different areas affected by disabilities.  These include improvement in balance, coordination, muscle strength and flexibility, self-confidence, independence and progress in environments outside our center - home, school, etc.

We are now accepting applications for the 2017 riding season!  Please contact us to receive the application and get on our list!.  Therapeutic riding sessions are held at the Reclamation-Ranch location from May through October.

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"We are now formally opening the barn doors to host therapeutic riding through "HELPING WITH HORSEPOWER!™!"

In 2015, Reclamation-Ranch had several request to assist children with an array of special needs and/or disabilities.  To best serve these individuals and families, Crystal and Noreen Young teamed up with Laura Klock, President of Helping With Horsepower.  With Laura's certification from the SpiritHose International Therapeutic Riding center in Corinth, TX, the trio was able to successfully work with children over the summer.  Reclamation-Ranch is proud to announce that therapeutic riding will be a permanent addition to the services they already offer.  With the decision to extend their services to the community, Noreen and Crystal headed to Corinth with Laura to officially become certified instructors.

After the February session in Corinth, Laura became a Senior Instructor, and Crystal and Noreen achieved the title of Certified Instructors.  Together, they have been hard at work preparing Reclamation-Ranch and the horses to serve even more individuals with special needs this riding season.  They are now accepting application for volunteers and clients!  Crystal and Noreen of Reclamation-Ranch are excited to not only be hosting the Helping With Horsepower SpiritHorse Therapeutic Riding Program, but to also have taken the step to be Instructors for the program.  Additionally, they feel honored to offer their horses to serve riders.  The Young family has a deep affinity and bond with horses, and they are all thrilled to provide the opportunity for other children and special needs/disabled people to experience similar lessons and friendships.