Our programs can offer your child, entire family, or yourself a fun recreation that teaches the skill of riding and horsemanship. Being involved in horses is unlike any other activity or sport. Horses are not only fun, they are mindful teachers. Participants are teamed with an animal which they learn to understand and respect. When entering the world of horses, the trials and tribulations of the world disappear, and is replaced with a satisfaction of accomplishment. Tom and Bill Dorrence "The Fathers of Natural Horsemanship" have a major influence in the design of our horsemanship programs.Their influence can be seen today with people like Ray Hunt, and Buck Brannaman.
Kastlerock Ranch incorporates aspects of EAL and EFL methods into the horsemanship programs of for a more rounded lifestyle. Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) is an effective approach to human and leadership development in which horses play a key educational role. Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) is experiential, which means that participants learn by doing and that the horse is the facilitator; a living breathing being who helps to direct the session, rather than simply an object.