Special Equestrians

Special Equestrians
PO Box 1001
Warrington PA 18976

Physical Address:
2800 Street Road,Warrington,PA 18976

Tax ID/EIN: 23-2196098
Year Founded: 1982
Last Updated 2016-08-21

Public Charity

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Why are we a Messenger?

The EQUUS Foundation has designated our organization as a MESSENGER. Messengers are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their programs, horse care practices, and governance.

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Equine Welfare Network Messenger

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

Our organization operates programs involving horses that serve individuals with special needs, including but not limited to equine assisted activities and therapies.

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:
To improve the physical, mental, and emotional well being of individuals with disabilities through the equine experience.

Horse-related programs:
Therapeutic riding for children and adults; Hippotherapy; Youth Connections and GaitWays for School Success for at-risk youth (therapeutic riding and equine-assisted learning); Silver Saddles (therapeutic riding for people aged 55 and over with age-related disabilities); REINS (Riders Excelling in New Skills) for children with autism (therapeutic riding and equine-facilitated learning); Horse Adventures for young adults with autism and intellectual disabilities; EAL programs for bereavement groups, cancer-support groups, and the like; summer camp for children with disabilities.

Non-horse-related programs:

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Groups
Minimum Age: 14
Volunteer groups are welcome to help with many on-site projects, including: painting, landscaping, scrubbing horse stalls, cleaning offices, rejuvenating the indoor arena, adding activity sites to our Sensory Trail.

Lesson Leader
Minimum Age: 14
Leaders are totally responsible for the horse during lessons. Leaders must understand horse behavior, have a calm and assertive energy, work as a team member, and follow instructors' directions. Attendance at a New Volunteer clinic and completion of all paperwork is required prior to volunteering.

Barn Assistant
Minimum Age: 14
Barn assistants help groom and tack horses for lessons and assist barn staff with numerous tasks, including: general horse care, mucking out stalls, replenishing stall bedding, cleaning and filling water buckets, cleaning feed buckets, and keeping the barn sparkling.

Lesson Side Aide
Minimum Age: 14
Side aides are primarily responsible for the safety of the riders during lessons. Side aides must work as a team member, follow instructors' directions, and have a calm, enthusiastic, and kind energy around our riders. Attendance at a New Volunteer clinic and completion of all paperwork is required prior to volunteering.

Wish List Items

• Lopping & pruning shears
• Grass seed
• Mulch and garden supplies
• Step ladder 8’

• Circular saw
• Bow saw
• Industrial size exhaust fans
• Box fans
• Ratchet/socket set
• Wrench set
• Pipe wrench 15”
• channel locks
• Hex driver
• Drill bit set
• Cordless power drill 18v with battery charger
• Portable air compressor, tire pump, hose nozzle

• Heavy-duty corn brooms
• Double-end snaps
• 2 sawhorses
• Muck buckets
• 4’ x 8’ peg board
• Dump truck load of stone screenings
• Heavy-duty wheelbarrow
• Trash can liners--33 gallon
• Mop and mop heads
• Metal fence posts; spools of white fencing tape
• Gift cards to local tack shops, State Line Tack or other online horse stores

• High-capacity printer
• Office chairs
• High-capacity copier
• Office Supplies (paper, stamps, white out, etc)
• Gift cards to Staples
• Gift cards to Costco, Sam’s Club or BJ’s

• Body clippers
• Small clippers
• Paste wormer (Ivermectin, Panacaur or Strongid)
• Horse shampoo and conditioner
• Gauze 4 X 4’s
• Latex gloves
• Vet wrap
• Epsom salts
• Fly Spray—concentrated
• Fly masks with ears--horse/full size
• Cross-ties
• Davis bell boots – all sizes
• Fleece girths 46, 48, 50, 54
• Sore-No-More poultice
• Cough-Free
• Hoof Oil