Equine Assisted Therapy Alaska is currently a summer only
program. Our goal is to construct in indoor riding arena to expand our
programming. Equine Assisted Therapy Alaska is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for
children and adults who are living with physical, emotional and
cognitive disabilities. Our goal is to provide these individuals an
opportunity for emotional and physical growth through horsemanship. Our
classes and activities take place in an environment that emphasizes
abilities and success.
experience each participant has is unique, offering many benefits such
as increased self confidence, physical strengthening, and personal
victories. Equine-assisted activities and therapies are growing and
widely accepted treatments for a range of physical, mental and
emotional disabilities. Conditions served include cerebral palsy, spina
bifida, neuromuscular disorders, post-traumatic stress, autism,
Down Syndrome, ADHD, functional spinal curvature, learning or language
disabilities, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury and cognitive
disorders and FAS. Equine Assisted Therapy Alaska is a PATH, Int.
(Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship, International)
Center Member committed to providing quality therapeutic horseback
riding programs in the Anchorage area.
• Click here for a map to our Equestrian Center
• Volunteer Information Form
• Volunteer Emergency Form
• Volunteer Calendar
Rider Registration for this year’s program is now open. The program will run from Monday, June 17 to Friday, August 16. Download and fill out the Rider Registration Form, AND the Medical History Form, or go to the Programs page to also find them. FAX the completed forms to us at 1-866-844-9087 or e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see many, many of you back for another great season!
Attention all returning and prospective new volunteers…
Registration for this year’s program is now open. The program will run from Monday, June 17 to Friday, August 16. As in the past, it’s Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8pm. You’ll need to fill out the Volunteer Information Form, Volunteer Emergency Form, AND the Volunteer Preference Form. FAX the completed forms to us at 1-866-844-9087 or e-mail them to email@example.com.
Our Volunteer Coordinator, Gretchen Haney, will then fill in our Google Calendar. You’ll need to check there to find out when you’re scheduled. Click here to learn more about our volunteers.
Volunteer Orientation will be held on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15. There will be 2 sessions each day: 10am to 2pm and 1pm to 5pm. The 1pm to 2pm overlap will be for instruction on how to use the Google Calendar and how to communicate with Gretchen during the season. Also by then, we expect to have up and operating a brand new EATA smart phone app! It’ll give you access to everything you need for the program right on your phone. You’ll get the download information at the volunteer orientation sessions—sooner if we get the beta testing done.
One more thing…Janie’s back! And helping her this year is Christina Dessert. Christina will be our Program Coordinator on the ground at the Center every day to help with rider and horse prep, tracking volunteer attendance and rider progress, and just making sure everything runs as smoothly as possible. So, welcome Christina; we’re excited you’re here!
That’s all for now. So sign up right away so you can lock in the time slots you want. And if you have questions, the number to call is (907) 566-8768. See you around the stables!
‐ I will demonstrate, for one and all, fortitude, gumption and true grit.
‐ I will learn from those who came before me and make the Alaskan West a better place for all.
‐ I will steadfastly, and forever more, in the deepest heart of hearts, be a true Alaskan Cowboy
and live by the “Code of the West”.
1. Live each Day with Courage
2. Take Pride in your Work
3. Always Finish what you Started
4. Do What has to be Done
5. Be Tough, but Fair
6. When you Make a Promise, Keep It
7. Ride for the Brand
8. Talk Less and Say More
9. Remember that Some Things are Not For Sale
10. Know Where to Draw the Line.