Equine Welfare Network Messenger

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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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Nature's Edge Therapy Center

Nature's Edge Therapy Center
2523 14-3/4 Ave.
Rice Lake WI 54868

Tax ID/EIN: 39-2036389
Year Founded: 2001
Last Updated 2017-03-29

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.

75%% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

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

Our organization operates programs involved with horses and other animals.

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Nature's Edge Therapy Center, Inc. provides the highest quality intensive rehabilitation by qualified and licensed staff to our patients and their families in a safe, natural and motivational setting, promoting the human-animal bond. Our ultimate goal is to facilitate our patients' independence and integration into family, school, and society.

Horse-related programs:
We provide speech, occupational and physical therapy and utilize hippotherapy with most of our patients. We also utilize the horse for equine assisted activities including our "Reminiscing on the Farm" program.

Non-horse-related programs:
We utilize the cow, donkey, sheep, dogs (4), llama, pot-bellied pigs, cats, bird, ferret, and chinchilla to assist in our physical, occupational and speech therapy sessions.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers Needed For Our Programs
Minimum Age: 12
We provide Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy to patients with disabilities. We also have a Reminiscing on the Farm program for senior citizens. Volunteers can assist with ground maintenance, assisting in sidewalking and animal interactions with our patients, fundraising, gardening, arts and crafts, office and barn assisting

Wish List Items

Wish List
Cowboy Boots-all sizes
Medical Supplies (vet wrap, cotton wrap, pain reliever, stethoscope, etc.)
Vet wrap
Mane & Tail Tamers
Fly Spray & Masks
Good quality grass hay
Gardening tools & plants - hoe, spade, dirt, watering cans
Water buckets
Stall rakes, shovels, picks, brooms
Dry erase board/stand
Paper, markers, crayons, playdough, paint, pens
Sterile non-latex gloves