×
LEARN MORE ABOUT US HERE
Our Work About Us Grants How to Apply Recipients Photo Credits
Equine Welfare Network Sign Up Here Equine Charity Network Alliance Guardians Champions Equine Education Network

Awards Equine Award Horse Stars Hall of Fame Humanitarian Award Klinger Award Research Fellowship
Get Involved Make a Donation #RideForHorses Join Here Winners Circle Best Performance Who's In! Attend an Event Establish a Horse Whisperers Fund

EQUUStars Partners News Contact Us Login Individual Organization

America's Horses
Need Our Protection!


SEARCH BY: ZIPCODE  |  NAME

Therapeutic Riding of Tuscaloosa

3200 CLEMENTS RD
COTTONDALE AL 35453
2057527691


Tax ID/EIN: 46-3006843
Year Founded: 2013
Last Updated 2017-05-05

Public Charity


View our WEBSITE

View our GUIDESTAR PROFILE

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.

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
The mission of Therapeutic Riding of Tuscaloosa (TROT) is to provide useful, satisfying life work for horses that have become to old to compete, have been rescued from poor circumstances, and have been discarded or abandoned by training and equipping them to serve the special needs community of humans. By combining the talents of these rescued and abandoned animals with the strengths of special needs individuals we enhance individual, family, & group functioning by providing opportunities to develop skills for solving problems, overcoming obstacles, and reaching individual as well as group goals in the areas of physical health, psychological well being and educational development


Volunteer Opportunities


TROT Volunteer Handyperson
Minimum Age: 18
To help maintain the barn area by performing routine maintenance and repair of stalls, fences, feeding and water buckets. To perform special projects involving improvement of barn and arena areas as requested

TROT Volunteer
Minimum Age: 16
Work in the barn, cleaning stalls, filling water buckets and doing all the normal barn chores.    Grooming horses, cleaning tack.
Assist with clients acting as leader and/or side walker.  Most of our clients need someone to lead the horse, at least for part of the session.  Some need side walkers to help them stabilize in the saddle.  Each individual has their own treatment plan and treatment team.


Wish List Items


Feed
We feed special feed and supplements to our older horses, and are always in need of scholarship funds to support some of these senior athletes.

Arena Roof
We are in desperate need of a roof over our therapeutic riding arena. We must cancel approximately 30% of our scheduled sessions due to inclement weather.