Equine Assisted Therapy Alaska

Equine Assisted Therapy Alaska
P.O. Box 240663
Anchorage AK 99524

Physical Address:
3900 Abbott Road,Anchorage,AK 99507

Tax ID/EIN: 92-0176932
Year Founded: 1983
Last Updated 2017-03-17

Public Charity

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

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:
Equine Assisted Therapy Alaksa is a non-profit, 501(c)(3)organization that is dedicated to bringing the benefits of therapeutic and recreational horseback riding to children and adults living with disabilities.

Volunteer Opportunities

Horse Leader
Minimum Age: 12
Primary responsibility is to keep the rider and horse safe by managing the horse. Horse leaders manage the horse and pay attention to spacing and elements around horse. Horse Leaders must be in good enough physical condition to walk/stand for 1-2 hours at a time and able to lift 20 lbs.

Stable Management
Minimum Age: 12
Volunteers assist with cleaning and managing the stable and tack.

Minimum Age: 12
Primary responsibility is to provide safety for the rider. Sidewalkers stand/walk/job next to the horse to provide safety and stability for the client and horse. Sidewalkers also help assist rider in putting on helmet and gatebelt if needed. Sidewalkers must be in good enough physical condition to walk/stand for 1-2 hours at a time and able to lift 20 lbs.

Wish List Items

Administrative Needs
office supplies

Bridles, Bits, Headstalls, Halters, Lead ropes, saddle lifts, girths, bareback pads, English, Australian, or Western saddles, western blankets, English pads, safety stirrups of all sizes, reins, stirrup leathers, etc.

One Time Needs
Horse Trailer 2 to 4 Horse
Fencing Supplies paddock, corral panels
Security system
Rubber stall mats
Kick boards

On Going Equine Needs
Grooming and Bathing Supplies Brushes, curry combs, de-shedders, sponges, shampoos, fly spray, duct tape, hoof picks, etc.
Feeding Supplies
water buckets 5 gal and larger
hay bags no nets
feeding buckets or pans rubberized not hard or plastic
salt and mineral block holders small or large feed alfalfa pellets, old timer horse feed, rice bran, Timothy hay
Misc Horse blankets rain and cold weather