176 Chimney Ridge
Burnsville, NC 28714
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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
The Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center provides therapeutic horseback riding and non-mounted activities to individuals with physical, cognitive, and/or emotional challenges in a safe, structured environment.
Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation): Public Service
Our organization conducts Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT).
Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of equines involved in our programs.
100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.
Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.
Facility HelpMinimum Age: 14There are lots of jobs on the farm. We need help with maintaining fence lines, mowing, cleaning and organization, repairs, office work, etc.
Side WalkersMinimum Age: 14Side walkers are trained to walk along side riders who need physical or learning support during their riding session. Volunteers generally sign up for a once a week 8-week session.
LeadersMinimum Age: 14Leaders are volunteers who have horse knowledge and are trained by an ATRC instructor to lead horses during sessions. Most leaders sign up for a once a week 8-week session.
Feed And HayPro Elite Senior Feed
Pro Elite Calorie Wise Feed
High Quality Hay
Medications And First AidATRC uses older horses. These horses have special needs to keep them healthy. Prascend, nutritional supplements, wormer, etc. are all needed.
Hand tools (wrenches, hammers, etc.)
Horse BooksBooks about horses that are appropriate for 3-12 year olds.
Classroom SuppliesHorse related games and activities that can be used in the classroom.