1743 Doncaster Rd, Clearwater, Fl 33764, Usa
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Our mission Improve the lives of individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans through therapeutic riding and other equine-related programs.
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COVID-19 Impact Data
Volunteer hours lost 2,500.0
Financial loss $82,500

Inspire Equine Therapy Program

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Ways to help

Groups

Groups such as corporate groups, youth groups, or community service organizations may support Inspire with a one-day volunteer effort, usually assisting with facility projects or special events.
  • One-time
  • Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Corporate Teams
  • Physical, Event support, Indoor, Outdoor
  • None, On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Horse Care

Volunteers work directly with barn staff to help feed and care for the horses and the facility. After 50 volunteer hours, they are eligible to become “Barn Buddies” and provide TLC to a special horse. Volunteers in the equine program should be willing to commit to a specified, consistent period of time each week.
  • Weekly
  • Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Special Skills

Volunteers who possess skills or professional/technical experience that may benefit Inspire, such as photography, graphic design, computer knowledge, etc., are encouraged to contact us.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual, Indoor
  • Skilled
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Equine Learning Coach

Equine Learning Coaches assist staff in teaching unmounted horsemanship skills such as grooming and horse care. Lesson program volunteers should be willing to commit to coming the same day and time each week.
  • Weekly
  • Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Lesson Program

Volunteers assist by leading horses or walking beside riders (sidewalking) during classes. Horse leaders come with an understanding of, and experience with horses. Sidewalkers do not need experience. Lesson program volunteers should be willing to commit to coming the same day and time each week.
  • Weekly
  • Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Special Events

Volunteers serve on event committees and assist with production during the various fundraisers and special events that Inspire holds each year.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Event support
  • None, On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Carriage Driving Program

Driving volunteers include horse handlers who assist harnessing and hitching and able- bodied whips who accompany students in the carriage. Lesson program volunteers should be willing to commit to coming the same day and time each week.
  • Weekly
  • Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
Items we need now

2500 Diesel Truck

Inspire is in need of a 2500 level Diesel Truck which we can use to pick up feed, hay and shavings for the horses on a weekly basis. We also need to have the truck to transport our horses to Special Olympics, vet services and if need to evacuate due to hurricanes. We currently have to pay extra for delivery of supplies and have to rent a truck when need to transport horses, which limits our ability to do so.
  • In-Kind Donations

Utility Vehicle

We are in need of a 4 wheel utility vehicle like a John Deere Gator for working around the 12 acres of the property and transporting items around the property. We also need the vehicle to take care of our riding arena.
  • In-Kind Donations
How you help Volunteers are the backbone of any equine therapy program. Without volunteers, Inspire would not be able to fulfill its mission of providing equine therapy to teens and adults with disabilities.
About us Inspire is a non profit 501c3 PATH International member center that specializes in equine therapy for teens and adults with disabilities along with disabled veterans. We serve individuals ages 10 years and older with a disability. Programs include therapeutic riding, therapeutic carriage driving, Freedom Heroes and Equines carriage driving program for disabled veterans and first responders, horsemanship programs, equine faciliated learning for individuals with autism and substance abuse, Special Olympics and other competitions, and an agricultural job training program.
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