Special Equestrians, Inc.

Special Equestrians, Inc.
1215 Woodward Drive
Indian Springs, AL 35124

Mailing Address:
1215 Woodward Drive
Indian Springs, AL 35124

Phone: 205-987-9462

EIN: 63-1064900
Founded: 1985
Last Updated 2020-08-22

Public Charity

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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Special Equestrians, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to enrich the lives of people with physical, cognitive or emotional challenges through a relationship with a horse.

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

Our organization conducts Equine Assisted Services (EAS) in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine-Assisted Services (EAS).

Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of equines involved in our programs.

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

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

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers For Therapeutic Horseback Riding
Minimum Age: 14
Volunteers assist the riders directly by providing support as a side-walker or leader of the horse. They assist the rider in follow through of the directions given by the instructor. They should be able to walk or jog for 40 minutes at a time. Just 2-3 hours commitment per week is necessary. Terms consist of 9 weeks in Spring or Fall and 4 weeks during the summer.

Wish List Items

Towing Vehicle
We are in need of a towing vehicle for our horse trailer. The truck we are using is 23 years old and does not have air conditioning or air bags. We generally have to use employee owned vehicles or borrow one to take the horses to shows or events. Our vet is good enough to tow them to his clinic if needed. We are looking for an SUV with a towing package such as an Expedition or a pick up truck.

Riding Mower
Our current riding mower is 9 years old and continually needs repairs. We use it regularly during growing season to keep our 10 acres groomed where our larger tractor cannot fit such as our paddocks and one grass arena.

All-Terrain Vehicle
An ATV would enhance our efficiency and effectiveness in managing our pastures and arena. Currently we use a very aged truck to complete projects that require moving equipment, hay or brush. It is often difficult to access certain areas of the pasture.

*Guardians 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. The Guardian Designation is awarded annually.
Equine Welfare Network Guardian
Effective Date
May 17, 2020

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We welcome you to donate directly to us. We will receive 100% of your donation made here.


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