Working in a program that provides various Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies is a difficult job and not every horse is cut out for this type of program. A typical therapeutic activity horse gives about three lessons a day and will most likely be used four to five days a week. Our programs at Horses Help are less strenuous on horses than some forms of competitive riding...but all of our Herd still needs to be in good shape and able to work on a consistent basis. Due to the national events we host, the range of clients served, and quality of programs provided we have high standards for the horses we use in our program.
Potential Horse Requirements:
As part of the Horses Help Herd your horse will receive...
It is very important that each horse we bring into the program is going to be happy being a part or our program. Holding a job as a therapeutic riding or hippotherapy steed is not the best fit for every horse. See below for detailed steps to donate a horse to our facility.
1. Read Donation Process Letter
2. Fill out Potential Horse Evaluation Form and return to Horses Help
3. If horse is a potential match for our program, we will schedule an on-site evaluation
4. Schedule a vet check (horse must receive a clean bill of health and must be up to date on shots, worming, dental work, and shoeing). Vet check letter required before horse is brought on Horses Help property. Sample Vet Letter
5. Horse comes on trial for 90 days (this may be a few days after the on-site evaluation or we may put your horse on our waiting list)
6. Owner receives Donation Letter if horse is accepted into the program by Horses Help