Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center
176 Chimney Ridge
Burnsville NC 28714
Last Updated 2018-03-29
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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
The Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center provides therapeutic horseback riding and non-mounted activities to individuals with physical, cognitive, and/or emotional challenges in a safe, structured environment.
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.
LeadersMinimum Age: 14Leaders are volunteers who have horse knowledge and are trained by an ATRC instructor to lead horses during sessions. Most leaders sign up for a once a week 8-week session.
Side WalkersMinimum Age: 14Side walkers are trained to walk along side riders who need physical or learning support during their riding session. Volunteers generally sign up for a once a week 8-week session.
Facility HelpMinimum Age: 14There are lots of jobs on the farm. We need help with maintaining fence lines, mowing, cleaning and organization, repairs, office work, etc.
Classroom SuppliesHorse related games and activities that can be used in the classroom.
Medications And First AidATRC uses older horses. These horses have special needs to keep them healthy. Prascend, nutritional supplements, wormer, etc. are all needed.
Hand tools (wrenches, hammers, etc.)
Feed And HayTriple Crown Senior
Triple Crown Lite
Carb Care Senior Feed
High Quality Hay