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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
To promote and enhance the welfare of individuals with disabilities by providing a program of therapeutic, educational and recreational value, and further, to empower individuals who are physically, intellectually, emotionally, behaviorally and/or developmentally challenged through the use of horses, while providing therapeutic benefits in a safe and controlled atmosphere.
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 and shelter of horses.
100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.
Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.
Volunteer OrienationMinimum Age: 14Get a tour of our facility and attend a 2 hour volunteer training class. Advanced training is available for those interested in becoming a horse leader.
Volunteer Training is held a minimum of 8 times per year and more often as interests or needs arise.
Promotions, Marketing, Public RelationsMinimum Age: 14Need people who will set up displays at health fairs, colleges, etc. to spread the word about Horsepower and help us recruit volunteers, donors, and other people to help fulfill HORSEPOWER needs.
Horse ExerciserMinimum Age: 16Need people with above average riding skills to help exercise the horses.
Buildings And Grounds MaintenanceMinimum Age: 16Mowing, pasture maintenance, barn and building repairs, stall cleaning, landscaping, etc.
Therapeutic Riding Class HelpMinimum Age: 14Horse leaders--people with horse knowledge and experience; responsible for handling the horse during each class.
Side walkers--ensures their assigned rider is safe at all times and they help facilitate activiites during the riding lesson.
English & western riding pads
Horse Care ItemsGood horse quality orchard grass
Horse supplements: Biotin, salt blocks, Cosiquen