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Equine Welfare Network Messenger

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The Messenger Designation is awarded annually. To retain an existing EQUUS Foundation Messenger designation and apply for an EQUUS Foundation grant in 2017, organizations must provide all required information and update their Messenger information on or after January 1, 2017 and not later than April 30, 2017.



Messengers 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.

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Prancing Horse, Inc.



Prancing Horse, Inc.
P.O. Box 327
Southern Pines NC 28388
910-281-3223

Tax ID/EIN: 56-1479794
Year Founded: 1984
Last Updated 2017-02-24

Public Charity


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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 is not directly responsible for the care of horses.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

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


Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Prancing Horse works to enhance the lives of individuals with special needs by providing a safe environment for therapeutic horsemanship. Prancing Horse uses horses to provide equine therapy to children and adults, including wounded warriors and their families, with mental and physical disabilities.

Horse-related programs:
Our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with special needs by providing a safe environment for therapeutic horsemanship. We provide adaptive riding and ground lessons to people with mental, cognitive and/or physical disabilities. We accept clients as young as 3 years with no upper age limit. They are from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds and economic levels. Our Freedom Reins program is specifically designed for post 9/11 wounded warriors and their families. Prancing Horse Center for Therapeutic Riding is certified at the Premier level by PATH (Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship) International and all of our instructors are PATH certified. Each new client is assessed and specific, individualized goals are set. Age appropriate lessons and activities are developed to meet his/her needs. Progress is documented periodically during the program, changes are made as appropriate and we complete a final evaluation at the end. In addition to private clients, wounded warriors, and dependants of active duty military personnel, we are currently providing equine therapy to special needs students at 6 Moore County public schools and to children with special needs from the Sandhills Children Center (a private, non-profit organization that offers an inclusive child developmental day program).

Non-horse-related programs:
None


Volunteer Opportunities


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