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Phone: 919-304-1009
4705 Nicks Rd
Mebane
North Carolina 27302
USA
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Target demographics: children and adults with physical, emotional, mental, and social disabilities

Direct beneficiaries per year: 72 clients, with a significant increase expected this year

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: help a child with autism say her first word. Or enable the only hour all week that an adult has spent out of a wheelchair. Or help in the office so that those moments in the arena can continue - we need volunteers for all sorts of tasks!

Geographic areas served: Mebane, NC

Programs: therapeutic horseback riding, hippotherapy, inclusive summer camp opportunities, and camps for children and teens with cancer.

Mission:
To empower children and adults with physical, emotional, mental and social challenges to create active, healthier and more fulfilling lives through equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT).
Results:
Of the 205 goals developed for clients in 2013, 80 (39%) were achieved, 113 were partially achieved, with progress made toward the goal (55%), and 12 (6%) showed no progress. Every client demonstrated progress toward at least one of their established goals. Goals include skills applicable to daily life – examples include: Maintain standing balance for 5 minutes or longer while engaged in functional activity, Coordinate leg aids for effective cue to walk on 50% of the time with verbal assistance, Increase independence and confidence in grooming, tacking, and leading, Consistently use signs, words, or alternative communication strategies for “go” and “trot” without assistance, Improve balance and core strength as well as gross motor skills, etc.

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10/29/14
Working as a volunteer at the North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center these past few years, I have witnessed so many special moments. I love seeing the joy on the riders' faces as they greet their equine friends or when they manage to successfully master a task they have been working on for a ... more »
10/28/14
I have served on the board of directors for the past 4 years. At the time I was being interviewed to possibly become a member I had the opportunity to talk to some of the parents who were at the farm while their children were riding. Each parent's testimonial convinced me hook, line and sinker that ... more »
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