We provide unique services for individuals and families.
Kastlerock Ranch offers a unique experience for families or individuals. Our programs can offer your child, entire family, or yourself a fun recreation that not only teaches the skill of riding and horsemanship, but also offers great life lessons such as; confidence in oneself, patience with others, self-discipline, respect, compassion for life, goal-oriented solutions, and leadership skills. 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. Research has confirmed the effectiveness of equine therapy, showing that it lowers blood pressure, heart rate, alleviates stress, and reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Like Tom Dorrence said, “It boiled down to one thing: observe, remember and compare.”Do something, observe what you did, remember what you did, compare it to what you were doing before, and adjust.
Riding LessonsKastlerock Ranch offers riding lessons for the individual or entire family who wants to explore the world of horses and horsemanship to learn an intutive method of communication with their horse and have a more successful ride with their partner.
Horse Gentling and TrainingKastlerock Ranch uses the Natural Horsemanship methods of Tom and Bill Dorrence from Monterey County, California the "Fathers of Natural Horsemanship". Their influence have changed how horses are trained today.
Student's Horse BoardingStudents who desire to own their own horse, and do not want to trailer each time for a lesson, can board at Kastlerock Ranch. Your horse will enjoy a clean stall everyday, fed twice a day and turned out.
Summer Horse CampAll counselors are adults and have extensive experience with horses. Kastlerock provides well trained horses who have experience working with children and novices. Participants receive daily instruction on horseback. Read More
Junior Saddle Club
The Junior Saddle Club program is structured so the students can practice what they learn. This allows students to gather and talk about different horse related issues and their horsemanship. Students share experiences, solutions to problems, friendship, respect for each other, confidence in oneself and acceptance of others with varying skills and knowledge.Read More
Saddle ClubFamilies and students who have a reasonable knowledge of horsemanship, can enjoy a guided scenic trail ride through the lower wilderness area at the bottom of Paradise, following the shaded bridle paths along the ridge and through the rolling hills of Paradise before entering into the surrounding countryside -- an area rich in local history, as well as natural splendor.
Wellness ProgramsVeterans, Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders in responding to their duties, notice disturbing situations during their shift. This program shifts their mind from the everyday work enviroment, to a more surine enviroment, where they can play an important roll for the young here at the ranch. Or just to relax.
Therapy ProgramsFor individuals with physical disabilities, riding a horse simulates the walking motion of a person, which aids in improving muscle strength, posture, flexibility, balance and coordination. The motion experienced while riding a horse provides the pelvis and hips with forward rotational movement in a synchronized alternating motion.
Outside EventsOutside Event List
Kastlerock Ranch schedules outside events which allows participants to have the entire family join in and enjoy the festivities.