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Mid-Michigan Equestrian Center, Inc. DBA Charity Hill Ranch



Mid-Michigan Equestrian Center, Inc. DBA Charity Hill Ranch
5629 Way Rd. NW
Rapid City MI 49676
231-258-5437

Tax ID/EIN: 38-3639827
Year Founded: 2001
Last Updated 2015-02-28

Public Charity


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Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Public Service

Our organization operates programs involved with horse rescue, foster care, rehabilitation, adoption and/or retirement.

Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care of horses to provide its services.


Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
To provide programs and services where “Love in Action” enables individual growth and achievement for people with special needs through an extraordinary partnership with horses and staff.


Volunteer Opportunities


Other Opportunities
Office help Serve on a committee Marketing Gardening Maintenance Special Events
Fundraising Grant Writing Newsletter Filling Grounds Computer Maintenance
Answer Phones Photography Painting Wash Windows Oversee special group projects

Barn Help
Barn Volunteer: A person who chooses to volunteer in the barn. This person may groom, tack, warm up horses, clean equipment or do general barn maintenance (picking stalls, watering, sweeping, etc).

Qualifications:
• Horse experience preferred, (this varies; but
means that volunteer should be knowledgeable and
comfortable around a variety of horses, and have
experience working directly with horses)
• Able to halter, lead, cross tie a horse
• Able to groom and tack (English or Western) a horse without direct supervision
• Able to work as part of a team and be flexible to
changes
• Minimum age of fourteen
• Ability to attend initial volunteer training and
additional training throughout the year

Horse Handler
Minimum Age: 16
All individuals must complete Charity Hill volunteer training to be considered for any volunteer position. Additional training may be required for specific volunteer positions.

Horse Handler: A person who is responsible for leading the horse and/or assisting the rider in controlling the horse during class.
Qualifications:
• Horse experience - volunteer should be
knowledgeable and comfortable around a variety of
horses and have experience working directly with
horses or have attended a Leader Training session
at Charity Hill.
• Able to walk, and jog periodically, for up to an hour (indoors/outdoors) on uneven surfaces
• Must have adequate vision and hearing to ensure
safety of horses and participants
• Able to work as a team and be flexible to changes
• Minimum age of fourteen
• Able to attend initial volunteer training and
additional leader training throughout the year

Side Walker
Minimum Age: 16
All individuals must complete Charity Hill volunteer training to be considered for any volunteer position. Additional training may be required for specific volunteer positions.

Side-walker: A person who walks beside the horse and offers stability to the rider. This person must be attentive to the rider and the instructor.
Qualifications:
• Commitment to attend class each week for the duration of a session
• Able to walk, and jog periodically, for up to an hour (indoors and outdoors) on uneven surfaces
• Able to hold your arm raised and out to the side
for extended periods of time
• Must have adequate vision and hearing to ensure
the safety of horses and participants
• Able to work as part of a team and be flexible to
changes
• Comfortable working with individuals with
disabilities (including physical contact)
• Minimum age of fourteen years
• Horse experience helpful, but not required
• Able to attend initial volunteer training and
additional training throughout the year

Wish List Items


Grain
Charity Hill Ranch takes great pride in our feeding program. We feed a very high quality hay in rations as well as our very own grain mixture that is 60% Oats, 40% corn and a bag of needed supplements and a minimal amount of beet pulp and molasses.

The ranch uses 16 ton per year
and the cost is $450 per ton

Hay
Charity Hill Ranch takes great pride in our feeding program. We feed a very high quality hay in rations. We feed Round bales and square bales all year long as well as horses have rotational schedules in the spring and summer.

We feed 312 round bales a year @ $45 a bale which totals $14,040

We also feed 6 square bales a day totaling 2,190 bales a year totaling $14,235

Himalayan Salt Licks
Himalayan Salt Animal Licks
With the Himalayan Rock Salt Horse Licks, the animal will receive 200 million years of accumulated energy plus many of the natural minerals needed by horses. When consistently offered these licks, the animals will have a balanced intake of; iron, potassium , magnesium and other minerals which are all vital for maintaining health. The distinctive pink color comes from the high mineral content. The licks have a hole drilled through the center and come with a rope tie. This allows for the block to be easily hung in a horse's stall. Not only does the block provide nutrition...it can help to relieve boredom.

Size: 7.5 lb

Cost is $13.99 and can be purchased on line at HorseTackCo.com