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Ohio University Southern Therapeutic Riding Program

1804 Liberty Avenue
Ironton OH 45638
740-354-9347

Physical Address:
400 Bobcat Lane,Franklin Furnace,OH 45629
Tax ID/EIN: 31-6402269
Year Founded: 1999
Last Updated 2014-12-28

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Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Public Service

Our organization operates programs involved with horse rescue, foster care, rehabilitation, adoption and/or retirement.

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.

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Ohio University Southern Ohio Horse Park Center for Therapeutic Riding offers unique, planned equine assisted opportunities for those with challenges. Guided interactions with equines can enhance and increase self-confidence, self-esteem, verbal skills, physical abilities, encourage healthy social skills and overall improve self image. Our second mission is to provide learning opportunities in this profession to our equine studies students to ensure an increase in academically advanced potential employees for active therapeutic riding centers across the United States.


Volunteer Opportunities


Therapeutic Horsemanship Program
Minimum Age: 16
Volunteers are needed for our therapeutic horsemanship program. Volunteers help with sessions and participants and also care for and exercise horses. Our program operates 5 to 6 days per week. Volunteer opportunities exist daily.


Wish List Items


Sponsorship For Therapy Horses
We are seeking financial sponsorship of our therapy horses. We have thirty program horses in the equine studies program with half of them involved full time or part time in our therapeutic horsemanship program. Sponsorships range from farrier care ($20 for trims) to $500 for monthly care.