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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
The mission of Animals as Natural Therapy(ANT)is to strengthen our community by developing healthy, resilient individuals through animal-assisted education and personal growth, with special attention to at-risk youth. Horses are a major element of the experiential learning we provide youth and veterans.
Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation): Public ServiceOur organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of horses.
Our organization conducts Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) programs with instructors, specialists, counselors, trainers and/or facilitators (full-time, part-time, independent contractors, and/or service providers) who have certified training applicable for people with special needs and specific to the program offerings - either on staff or accompanying clients when participating in our programs
Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.
80% of our total programs and services are horse-related.
Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.
Our organization operates programs involved with horses and other animals.
Inter-generational MentorMinimum Age: 18Mentors sought for assisting youth with inter-generational visits with animals. Must pass a background check.
Youth MentorMinimum Age: 18Mentoring youth as they prepare their horses for ground work or riding. A year long one day a week after school commitment; summer day camp mentoring is a more variable commitment. Three trainings are required.
Feeder AssistantMinimum Age: 16The feeder assistant assists the feeder in cleaning horse areas, preparing hay bags and cleaning and filling watering troughs. This is 2-3 hour once or twice a week commitment in the early morning or late afternoon.
Horse SponsorshipsSupport an amazing therapy horse in its work with 300 to 400 youth and veterans each year!
Crates Full QH Tree 17 Inch Western Saddle
Wish Listgood quality hay
large construction style wheelbarrows