Equine Welfare Network Messenger

We are a 2017 Messenger!

We are proud to be an EQUUS Foundation Messenger and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

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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White Oaks Therapeutic Equestrian Center

White Oaks Therapeutic Equestrian Center
P.O. Box 224
Morrison IL 61270

Physical Address:
201 W. Winfield Street,Morrison,IL 61270

Tax ID/EIN: 36-4026372
Year Founded: 1995
Last Updated 2017-04-30

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:
WHOA provides equine-assisted experiences to enhance the quality of life and cultivate personal growth through therapeutic, educational, recreations, and social development for persons with disabilities ages 4 through adult.

Horse-related programs:
WHOA is a PATH Affiliated Center that currently offers therapeutic riding and equine-assisted activities to children and adults with physical, emotional,or mental disabilities. The majority of WHOA programming focuses on therapeutic riding, which consists of instruction in grooming and tacking, progressive mounted riding exercises, and horsemanship education in horse physiology and psychology. Equine-assisted activities consist of ground-based interactions with horses and may include basic instruction in grooming, horse care activities, and horsemanship education.

Non-horse-related programs:

Volunteer Opportunities

April - October
Minimum Age: 14
Side-Walkers and Horse Leaders needed. Previous horse experience necessary to lead but not to side-walk. All volunteers need to be over the age of 14, pass a background check, and attend Volunteer Training in order to become acquainted with the program.

Wish List Items

Feed And Supplies
Nutrena senior feed, FlaxSeed, MSM supplement, SmartPak joint supplements, small grass hay bales and bedding for horse stalls

Extension Cords, Heavy Duty

Sinking Water Tank Heater

Smaller Water Tank

Barn Tools
1 scoop shovels, 2 rakes, hard plastic grooming totes,

2 Full Size Plastic Pitchforks
2 full size plastic stall picks

Grooming Tools
soft body brushes,oster mane/tail brushes, grooming mitts, fly spray, full faced fly masks with ears, cowboy magic detangler shine, ShowSheen

Rubber Stall Mats
Rubber stall mats for each of our horse stalls to cut down on bedding used.

bitless bridles, Professional Choice matching western pads, English pads, 30",32" Professional Choice Western girths, 3- 14" & 2-15",2-16" & 2-17"flex tree western saddles, matching royal blue fully adjustable halters, and lead ropes.