P.O. Box 224
Morrison IL 61270
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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 and shelter of horses.
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.
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.
April - OctoberMinimum Age: 14Side-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.
Feed And SuppliesNutrena 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 Tools1 scoop shovels, 2 rakes, hard plastic grooming totes,
2 Full Size Plastic Pitchforks2 full size plastic stall picks
Grooming Toolssoft body brushes,oster mane/tail brushes, grooming mitts, fly spray, full faced fly masks with ears, cowboy magic detangler shine, ShowSheen
Rubber Stall MatsRubber stall mats for each of our horse stalls to cut down on bedding used.
Tackbitless 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.