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The Messenger Designation is awarded annually. To retain an existing EQUUS Foundation Messenger designation and apply for an EQUUS Foundation grant in 2017, organizations must provide all required information and update their Messenger information on or after January 1, 2017 and not later than April 30, 2017.

Messengers are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations.

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Unbridled Change

Unbridled Change
PO Box 157
Boones Mill VA 24065

Tax ID/EIN: 26-3398687
Year Founded: 2008
Last Updated 2017-04-19

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.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
our mission:
Our Mission - Provide hope, a place for healing, and an opportunity to thrive through the healing partnership of our horses!

At Unbridled Change, we aim to rebuild hope where it’s been lost. We work with those that are struggling to live the life they want due to the echos and obstacles of the past. Our focus lies on supporting the individual, the family, and the community, including private/family therapy sessions, group therapy, workshops, community awareness, and professional educational opportunities - all through the partnership of horses. We firmly believe that every person is worthy of love and is a beautiful complete being already, however sometimes we loose sight of our inner strength due to an ocean of fears, trauma, and pain. Our job is to help support our clients build a bridge over that ocean and reconnect to their true self.

Horse-related programs:
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy - outpatient mental health utilizing EAP/EFP is our main focus working with over 90% of our clients.<br />Rhythmic Riding - a hybrid of mental health and therapeutic riding in which the goal is to develop self-regulation and stress management skills.<br />Equine Assisted Learning - all varieties working mainly with veterans and vocational training.<br />PTSD Program - Offers support to EAP/EFP services to veterans in groups of 10-15

Non-horse-related programs:
We do not provide any services that do not involve EAAT, outside of speaking at professional conferences about EAAT.

Volunteer Opportunities

Special Events
Minimum Age: 13
As a non-profit we have tons of special events throughout the year that we need help with. Typical events might include: fundraisers, public awareness events, horse shows, vendor fairs, open houses, and trainings.

Volunteer Groomer
Minimum Age: 16
Want to get in some quailty horse time? Sign up to be a volunteer groomer and help us keep a healthy happy herd :) Volunteer groomers also work on polishing up our horses ground manners and skills to keep them safe for our clients.

Barn Help
Minimum Age: 16
We can always use an extra hand around the barn. Our barn volunteers help with everything from general barn chores to feeding our herd. For more info about contact us at

Wish List Items

Sponsorship Of The Childern
Support and donations toward our scholarship funds - earmarked donations that allow us to offer our services to our clients for reduced or free depending on their level of need.

Sponsors To Support Horse Costs
Sponsors and donation that are earmarked to support our horse fund that goes to vet cost, farrier cost, horse feed, and general horse supplies.

Horse Tack/Grooming Supplies
Looking for tack and grooming supplies in good condition.