1215 Woodward Drive
Indian Springs, AL 35124
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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Special Equestrians, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to enrich the lives of people with physical, cognitive or emotional challenges through a
relationship with a horse.
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 horses.
100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.
Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.
Volunteers For Therapeutic Horseback RidingMinimum Age: 14Volunteers assist the riders directly by providing support as a side-walker or leader of the horse. They assist the rider in follow through of the directions given by the instructor. They should be able to walk or jog for 40 minutes at a time. Just 2-3 hours commitment per week is necessary. Terms consist of 9 weeks in Spring or Fall and 4 weeks during the summer.
Riding MowerOur current riding mower is 9 years old and continually needs repairs. We use it regularly during growing season to keep our 10 acres groomed where our larger tractor cannot fit such as our paddocks and one grass arena.
Towing VehicleWe are in need of a towing vehicle for our horse trailer. The truck we are using is 23 years old and does not have air conditioning or air bags. We generally have to use employee owned vehicles or borrow one to take the horses to shows or events. Our vet is good enough to tow them to his clinic if needed. We are looking for an SUV with a towing package such as an Expedition or a pick up truck.
All-Terrain VehicleAn ATV would enhance our efficiency and effectiveness in managing our pastures and arena. Currently we use a very aged truck to complete projects that require moving equipment, hay or brush. It is often difficult to access certain areas of the pasture.