It takes a special horse to be a Breaking Free horse
Patient, friendly, reliable and a calm attitude are some of the qualities we look for in a therapy horse. Here at Breaking Free TRC we take great care in choosing the right horse for the right program.
Horses for the Therapeutic Riding Program require other qualities than horses for the Horses for Heroes program. Each horse goes through a minimum 6 week trial and training period before they can be accepted.
Sponsor a horse!
Breaking Free Therapeutic Riding and Horses for Heroes program could
not exist without an amazing herd of horses that continues to bring
their riders and volunteers strength, freedom, confidence, dreams,
friendship and much more.
Taking good care of our horses is a large part of our program budget. Some of the costs of caring for a horse include:
Farrier every 6-8 weeks $360 per year
hoofs are constantly growing, just like our fingernails. Farriers keep
their hoofs clipped to keep them healthy and pain free.
De-worming 4-5 times a year $60 for one horse for one year
Basic veterinary care twice a year $300 for one horse
need physicals just like humans. Our horses get physicals 2 times a
year. Once before their busy riding season starts, and once when it
ends. Sometimes a horse needs an emergency vet visit, these visits cost
Half bale of hay a day (price depending on season) $360 a year for one horse Horses need constant forage to munch on. Grass is best, but when fall/winter comes grass needs supplemented with hay.
Grain for 1 horse $300 per year Our horses LOVE to eat and get a mixture of sweet feed, oats and corn.
Misc. horse expenses $120 a year per horse average Such as chiropractor adjustments and medications.
Sponsorships help purchase feed, hay, nutritional and medicinal supplements,
bedding, farrier services, veterinary and dentistry care, and barn supplies
such as feed tubs and water buckets, halters and lead ropes, fly spray,
shampoo, liniment, wound-care materials, etc.
You can become a full sponsor for one year for $1000 or you can choose a half sponsorship for 6 months for $500.
funds received through 'sponsor a horse' will be used exclusively for the development and maintenance of a sound,
healthy, and well cared for group of horses for Breaking Free Therapeutic Riding Center Inc.
As a Sponsor
- You can sponsor a horse by yourself, with your family, your club or even your business.
will receive a certificate and photo of your sponsored horse.
- You will receive your donation slip for your Tax write-off
on our website (with link to your business site or personal Facebook page if desired) and in our Quarterly newsletter.
- Annual personalized update about your sponsored horse.
- You are welcome to stop by and visit your sponsored horse during normal program hours,
but we suggest that you call ahead to determine when your horse is not on duty.
- You get our enduring gratitude!