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Hope Therapy, Inc.


EIN: 20-0373761
Founded: 2001
Hope Therapy, Inc.
1591 Big Branch Road
Middleburg FL 32068
904-291-6784
Last Updated 2018-06-01

Public Charity

Equine Welfare Network Guardian
We are proud to be a *2018 Guardian and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
It is Hope Therapy's mission to improve the quality of life of children and adults, with various diagnoses, using equine assisted activities and therapy.


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 Opportunities


Administrative Duties
Minimum Age: 16
This volunteer opportunity is for individuals that enjoy doing things such as writing newsletters, organizing fundraisers, grant research and writing, writing templates, and other office duties that are involved in operating a non-profit organization.

Horse Groom
Minimum Age: 13
The horse groom involves catching the horse from pasture before patient arrives. The horse groom will groom and tack the horse in preparation for the session. If the patient is able and willing they will assist the horse groomer to work on sensory stimulation, dexterity, and trust.

Side-walker
Minimum Age: 13
The side-walker assists the therapist by walking along side of the patient and horse that the therapist is not on to provide stability and support as they ride. The side-walker needs to be prepared to take the patients foot out of the stirrup and assisting their leg over the horse at a moments notice in case of emergency. This depends on the rider. The side-walker also has the opportunity to interact with the rider, encourage them, and assist with their activities.

Horse Leader
Minimum Age: 13
The horse leader will lead the horse during a session. While leading the horse they need to be aware of the horse, therapist, side walker, and patient at all times. They need to be alert to changes in the horse as well as the patient and be able to adapt or explain their opinion on the situation to the therapist.

Project Helper
Minimum Age: 13
This could be an individual or a group. There are many projects that need tending to around the farm. These include cleaning grooming brushes, polishing tack, sweeping office, cleaning stalls, gardening, and so much more. We host work days for groups who are looking to give back. Churches, scout troops, businesses, etc. can organize a group to come out to the farm to help with a particular project.


Wish List Items


Office
Bottled Water
Toilet Paper
Paper Towels
Cleaning Supplies

Horses
Fly Masks
Reins
Halters
Joint Supplements
Aloe (liquid)
Grooming Supplies

Ranch
Fence Posts
4 ft Stall Doors
Manure Spreader
Asphalt paint
Rubber Mats
Mucking Forks
Barn Fan
Electrolyte Supplements


*Guardians 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. The Guardian Designation is awarded annually.