Macomb-Oakland Regional Center
16200 19 Mile Road
Clinton Township MI 48038
Last Updated 2012-06-08
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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 uses horses to provide our services that are cared for and sheltered by another organization(s).
Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
MORC, Inc. is a non-profit agency that provides wide-ranging services to individuals with developmental disabilities in Southeast Michigan. MORC's mission is to serve men, women, and children with differing abilities so they may, as true citizens, celebrate life, freedom, and independence in the community.
MORC works with several horse farms to provide therapeutic horseback riding services to individuals with developmental disabilities to improve mobility, social skills and independence. MORC also operates the We've Got Horsepower program, a collaboration with the Grosse Pointe Hunt club to administer a therapeutic horseback riding program to special needs kids from MORC and the Grosse Pointe school system.
Lead WalkerMinimum Age: 16Someone to lead the horse and help maintain control of the horse during therapeutic horseback riding sessions.
Side WalkerMinimum Age: 16Someone to walk next to the horse to help ensure that the rider is balanced and properly saddled, and safe and secure during therapeutic horseback riding sessions.
Fundraising AssistantMinimum Age: 16Individuals to assist with planning and implementing fundraising activities to raise funds for therapeutic horseback riding programs for at-risk kids and individuals with special needs.
TackSaddles, stirrups, bridles, reins.
LockerLocker for equipment (approximately 8 to 10 feet tall x 4 to 6 feet wide)