176 Chimney Ridge
Burnsville NC 28714
We are proud to be a *2017 Guardian and share our horse care & use practices with the public.
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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.
Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
The Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center provides therapeutic horseback riding to persons with physical, cognitive, and/or emotional challenges in a safe, structured environment.
Therapeutic horseback riding, ground lessons, horse related classroom lessons and work projects. ATRC is now offering a jobs training program for young adults with developmental disabilities.
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.
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.
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.
Feed And HayTriple Crown Senior
Triple Crown Lite
Carb Care Senior Feed
High Quality Hay
Medications And First AidATRC uses older horses. These horses have special needs to keep them healthy. Prascend, nutritional supplements, wormer, etc. are all needed.
Hay And FeedCarb Care Senior Feed
Classroom SuppliesHorse related games and activities that can be used in the classroom.