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Unbridled Change



Unbridled Change
PO Box 157
Boones Mill VA 24065
540-334-2171

Tax ID/EIN: 26-3398687
Year Founded: 2008
Last Updated 2016-05-09

Public Charity


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Why are we a Messenger?

The EQUUS Foundation has designated our organization as a Messenger. Click here to learn more about our horse care and use practices.

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.

Equine Welfare Network Messenger

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:
The mission of Unbridled Change is to partner at-risk populations with our horses to create lasting change through hands-on activities with horses. We strive to create a safe and empowering environment. Through equine assisted activities and therapies our clients are able discover new tools and skills which can help them live happier, healthier, and more meaningful lives.

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.

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 info@UnbridledChange.org

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.

Wish List Items


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

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.

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.