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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Small Miracles Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc. is a Christian-based 501(c)3 non-profit corporation founded through love to enhance the physical, social-emotional, behavioral and cognitive growth of individuals with special needs and disabilities through equine-assisted activities and therapies.
Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation): Public ServiceOur organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of horses.
Our organization conducts Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) programs with instructors, specialists, counselors, trainers and/or facilitators who have certified training for their scope of practice applicable to the people participating in the programs and specific to the program offerings - serving as staff (full-time or part-time), as independent contractors, and/or as service providers, serving in a volunteer capacity, or accompanying clients when participating in our programs.
Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.
100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.
Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.
Barn Team VolunteerMinimum Age: 14For those who love horses, but are not yet comfortable assisting in student lessons. Barn Team Volunteers must be able to behave maturely and handle and care for our horses according to PATH, Small Miracles and Natural Horsemanship protocol. Training is provided. New recruits are mentored by experienced staff and/or volunteers.
SidewalkersMinimum Age: 14Volunteers are a vital part of our program! Approximately 100 volunteers are needed each week to assist with lessons as a leader or sidewalker. Training is provided.
Program SupportMinimum Age: 14Program Support Volunteers are cross-trained for both lesson and Barn Team assistance. During their scheduled time, these volunteers remain flexible to volunteer in whichever capacity is needed.
SuppliesWe can always use all types of barn maintenance tools, tack, and office supplies! Some items we are always in need of include: Lead ropes, halters, equine fly spray, manure forks, tack cleaning supplies, buckets, grooming tools, paper towels, stamps, etc. Gift certificates are always appreciated too!