Therapeutic Riding of Tuscaloosa
3200 CLEMENTS RD
COTTONDALE AL 35453
Last Updated 2017-05-05
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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
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.
TROT Volunteer HandypersonMinimum Age: 18To 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 VolunteerMinimum Age: 16Work 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.
FeedWe 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 RoofWe 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.