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Ranch School Skills

The way a person does one thing is the way they do everything.

Self Skills

We will support each child to cultivate a positive, loving relationship with themselves.  In partnership with our wise equine teachers, we will build confidence, self-awareness, empathy, emotional regulation, self-advocacy and self-compassion.


Social Skills

As part of our herd, your child will learn essential relationship skills and gain leadership experience – just as every horse has a role and responsibility within their herd, we each have a role to play in our families, teams and communities.

Together we will grow the social skills of perspective-taking, boundary setting, collaboration and communication -- verbal and nonverbal.


Life Skills

As active members of a team contributing to a working horse ranch, each child will experience a sense of pride from being part of something greater than themself.  We will harvest responsibility, frustration tolerance, patience, problem-solving, perseverance and empowerment through mastery. 

Perhaps the most important skill we will be practicing at Ranch School is connecting with the joy of learning.  Most people associate learning with formal education but learning can, and should, be a lifelong process that enhances our understanding of the world and improves our quality of life.  Through fun, engaging activities and the power of experiential learning (learning by doingyour child will increase their understanding of the world around them, the role they play in it and practice utilizing the tools they need to live a more productive and fulfilling life.

The Nitty Gritty

Each 2 hour group is packed with experiential learning that generalizes ranch lessons to everyday life.

Our Fall 2023 program runs September to November and meets weekly from 4:00-6:00pm on either Monday or Wednesday.  

Each group is limited to 6-8 participants.

Days & Times

Choose from two different group options:

  • Mondays Boys and Girls 4:00 to 6:00 pm (9-11 years) 

  • Wednesdays Girls Group 4:00 to 6:00 pm (11+ years)Horse experience is a must. Please reach out for details.

Monday group meets

Dates TBA

Wednesday group meets: 

Dates TBA


$1840 per person total.  Includes ten 2-hour sessions plus materials, insurance, ranch fees.  Free phone consultation to ensure fit.

The Nitty Gritty
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