Main Stay Therapeutic Farm
6919 Keystone Rd.
Richmond IL 60071
Last Updated 2016-02-01
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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Main Stay’s mission is to encourage, enrich and empower individuals through the therapeutic benefits of horses, animals and nature in an uplifting and nurturing setting. Main Stay is a place where bodies are challenged, minds embrace possibilities, and spirits are renewed.
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.
Therapeutic Riding ProgramMinimum Age: 13Volunteer opportunities include: grooming horses,side-walkers (walk alongside the riders as needed and help add physical and emotional support to riders when necessary), lead the horse for the mounted rider.
Equine & Animal Assisted Program VolunteerMinimum Age: 13Animal Assisted ProgramVolunteers assists the facilitator in a variety of ways which could include:Interactions with large horses, small herd animals and other program activities.
Project VolunteerMinimum Age: 13There is almost always something that needs attention or repair. Some of the areas we can use volunteers are: Building projects, barn maintenance, property maintenance, gardening, office, an administrative activities.
Tack And Lesson EquipmentQuarter Horse/Full Bars Western saddle – 16-17 inch seat
Good quality waterproof winter turnout blankets
Tack Shop gift cards (local or online, i.e., Stateline Tack, Smart Pak)
Farm MaintenanceGift cards (like Farm and Fleet, Tractor Supply, Big R, hardware or home improvement stores)
Office SuppliesNew laptop computer
Gift cards (office supply or discount/department stores)
Kleenex and paper towels
Liquid hand soap
Septic-safe toilet paper
Small, plastic drinking cups (no Styrofoam please)