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Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.

Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.
950 Amherst Street
Buffalo NY 14216

Tax ID/EIN: 16-1384642
Year Founded: 1990
Last Updated 2017-01-31

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:
The Mission of the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center is to enhance the development and quality of life for special needs children in Western new York by providing an accredited therapeutic riding program in a safe and nurturing environment

Horse-related programs:
The Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center is a non-profit organization which provides a PATH Premier Accredited therapeutic riding program to Western New York children with special needs to help them develop social, emotional, physical and educational skills. We provide a stimulating environment for underprivileged, mentally and emotionally impaired, learning disabled, developmentally and physically challenged children aged 6-18. Each student has a program individualized to their specific needs. Riding is divided into (6) four-week riding sessions. Each child is encouraged to attend as many sessions as possible to receive maximum benefit. The lessons may be 1/2 hour for private or 45 minutes for group lessons (maximum 4 riders per session). The program runs April through November. We are located in the City of Buffalo and are accessible by public transportation, therefore are able to serve a larger community than the rural centers where most equine facilities are located.

Non-horse-related programs:

Volunteer Opportunities

Minimum Age: 16
Usually two people are needed to walk on either side of the horse and rider

Groom And Tack Up Horses
Minimum Age: 15
Each horse needs to be groomed before the rider gets on. The next step is tacking up the horse.

Wish List Items

Portable Mounting Mats
4 needed.

Foldable Blanket Bars
30 needed.

White Training Cones
2 sets needed.

Assorted Golf And Tennis Balls

Solid Rings
3 sets needed.

Adjustable Handle Reins
We could really use 2 set.

Rein Aids
We could really use two new sest.

Trigger Snaps
6 Needed

D Savers
Need 8.

Therapeutic Saddle Pads
5 needed.

Stall Mats
12 needed.