Equine Assisted Therapy Alaska
P.O. Box 240663
Anchorage AK 99524
Last Updated 2018-05-04
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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Equine Assisted Therapy Alaksa is a non-profit, 501(c)(3)organization that is dedicated to bringing the benefits of therapeutic and recreational horseback riding to children and adults living with disabilities.
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.
Horse LeaderMinimum Age: 12Primary responsibility is to keep the rider and horse safe by managing the horse. Horse leaders manage the horse and pay attention to spacing and elements around horse. Horse Leaders must be in good enough physical condition to walk/stand for 1-2 hours at a time and able to lift 20 lbs.
Stable ManagementMinimum Age: 12Volunteers assist with cleaning and managing the stable and tack.
SidewalkerMinimum Age: 12Primary responsibility is to provide safety for the rider. Sidewalkers stand/walk/job next to the horse to provide safety and stability for the client and horse. Sidewalkers also help assist rider in putting on helmet and gatebelt if needed. Sidewalkers must be in good enough physical condition to walk/stand for 1-2 hours at a time and able to lift 20 lbs.
On Going Equine NeedsGrooming and Bathing Supplies Brushes, curry combs, de-shedders, sponges, shampoos, fly spray, duct tape, hoof picks, etc.
water buckets 5 gal and larger
hay bags no nets
feeding buckets or pans rubberized not hard or plastic
salt and mineral block holders small or large feed alfalfa pellets, old timer horse feed, rice bran, Timothy hay
Misc Horse blankets rain and cold weather
One Time NeedsHorse Trailer 2 to 4 Horse
Fencing Supplies paddock, corral panels
Rubber stall mats
Administrative Needsoffice supplies
TackBridles, Bits, Headstalls, Halters, Lead ropes, saddle lifts, girths, bareback pads, English, Australian, or Western saddles, western blankets, English pads, safety stirrups of all sizes, reins, stirrup leathers, etc.