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Special Spirit Inc


EIN: 26-2504871
Founded: 2008
Special Spirit Inc
9889 Helen Ave
Shadow Hills CA 91040
323-428-5005
Last Updated 2018-07-30

Public Charity

Equine Welfare Network Guardian
We are proud to be a *2018 Guardian and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Special Spirit is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves a diverse population of children and adults. Special Spirit is an all-inclusive PATH Member Center whose staff are PATH and EAGALA Certified - the Golden Standard for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy & Professional Development. It is a place where a broken spirit or a broken body can heal with the help of our rescued therapy horses and farm animals.


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.

95% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.

Our organization operates programs involved with horses and other animals.


Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteer Opportunity For Community Hours
Minimum Age: 14
Special Spirit, a nonprofit PATH Int’l certified therapeutic riding center for children and adults with special needs. We strive to work with a child's parents, teachers, and therapists to help the child overcome obstacles and achieve their goals while teaching him or her to ride and care for a horse.
Volunteers need no previous experience with horses or special needs children to contribute their time to our program. Our PATH certified instructors will help you learn as you work. Some of the tasks given to volunteers include grooming and preparing horses before their lessons and leading or side-walking during lessons.
If you'd prefer, there is also plenty of work to be done around the barn that does not require handling horses.

Volunteer Opportunity
Minimum Age: 14
Special Spirit is a nonprofit PATH Int’l certified therapeutic riding program for children and adults with special needs. We strive to work with a child's parents, teachers, and therapists to help the child overcome obstacles and achieve their goals while teaching him or her to ride and care for a horse.
Volunteers need no previous experience with horses or special needs children to contribute their time to our program. Our PATH certified instructors will help you learn as you work. Some of the tasks given to volunteers include grooming and preparing horses before their lessons and leading or side-walking during lessons.
If you'd prefer, there is also plenty of work to be done around the barn that does not require handling horses.


Wish List Items


Covered Arena 100'x200'

Orchard Hay For Our Special Horses

Movable Ramp

Water Fountain

Fly Spray

Joint Medication

Equine Senior

Electrolites

Carrots


*Guardians are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations. The Guardian Designation is awarded annually.