Saturday, December 7, 2013
It has been beautiful the last 2 days,and the sun has shown its face! Students participated in a Horse Painting activity that focused on goalsetting and overcoming a fear. Students painted on the horse a symbol of what they wanted to work on,then presented their horse to the whole group. Don't worry......the horses love it! The students are becoming like a quant family,they love hanging out during down time and playing card games, or they love assisting each other with their coursework. It's the weekend, so many other fun things coming their way :)
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Students had a jampacked day of activities! It is "Superhero Spirit Day", and many of them brought awesome outfits from home that allowed them to join in on the fun. Next, students headed outside to work with the horses, and each student learned how to walk a horse, brush a horse,and other basic facts about horses. Then, it was off on their first hike through the Rocky Mountain Forest!!! The view was beautiful, and some students jumped in the snow to make snowangels or had a snowball fight. The afternoon consisted of work projects. Each student was assigned to a project that will help the ranch stay maintained, or help their fellow ranchmates. The 2 projects chosen to be spottlighted today were the snowshovelers and the breakfast makers......both very important duties! 4 students learned how to make cinnamon rolls from scratch,along with cracking 100 eggs that will be used for breakfast tomorrow...YUM! 6 very brave boys and 1 awesome lady gladly volunteered to shovel snow out of walkways so that all those who are on the ranch could walk around safely..THANK YOU!!!!
What a journey!!!!! The students waited eagerlty at LAX as we were delayed over an hour. It was great time for them to get to know each other,play some cards,and just relax. We finally arrived at the Ranch around 11:30pm, and got to bed after midnight safe and sound! Boy were they tired, but to our surprise we woke up to mounds of beautiful snow :)
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
What a beautiful snowy Colorado day, and the students are ready to take on this great adventure with full force. Everyone is a champ in the cold- 0 degrees as of early this afternoon! We've gone out to meet the horses and they can't wait to ride them. Photos soon to come.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Hello all! Sorry for the lack of a post yesterday, but the students have been having a wonderful time here at the Ranch!
This morning brought the lovely surprise of snow which the students are enjoying quite a bit.
Though everyone is hard at work finishing their academics that doesn't mean there's no time for a brain break!
Everyone is very excited to come home tomorrow though they are sad to say goodbye to the Ranch. We will see you tomorrow!