The horses of HART are a pivotal part of our therapeutic team. They enrich the lives of our students by teaching balance, strengthening muscles, stretching the body, mimicking the movement of the human gait and providing an unmatched spiritual connection.
In order to allow these therapy horses to continue making a difference in the lives of adults and children with special needs, we need to do our best to keep them healthy, happy and well groomed.
We cannot do it alone!
Each of our horses have come from a unique background. Some require more care and attention than others.
For $350 a month, your donation provides a stall out of the inclement weather, which also allows for daily handling and for the staff to monitor for abnormal behaviors. Stalls are cleaned and restocked daily. Your donation includes hay and grain for one of our cherished therapy partners. (Half-leased horses are $175 a month, along with each of the miniature horses and donkey.
Grain: $15/month for Purina Enrich
up to $90/month for Purina Senior Active
Dewormer: $50 per year
(usually 6 times per year)
Dental Exam and Float: $200
(usually 1 time per year)
Fly Spray: $30/month as needed
Grooming Supplies: $100/year
Treats for a job well done: $20/month
Any amount designated to help with horse expenses: $_____________
Benefits of leasing:
Use of the facility and arenas are included in the lease agreement. HART does not have to have a private facility which would raise the cost of doing business.
Horses are either full or half-leased. Horses that are used full time for HART lessons are not shared for any other purpose. Most of the horses used are half-leased, which means HART has access to many different horses, but they may also be used for other than HART activities.
There are 20 horses being leased, which allows HART to pick and choose which horses are fitting for each individual student. If a horse happens to be sick, we have some back-up horses available; therefore the student will still be able to take the lesson.
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