“Horses change lives. They give people confidence, hope, self-esteem and provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls.”

The Eagle Mount Equestrian Center promotes safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities for individuals and families with special needs. We employ a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor and provide a professional caliber of training to all other staff members and volunteers.

Equestrian Program Eagle Mount

What are the benefits of Equine Assisted Activities?

A physical, cognitive, or emotional special need does not limit a person from interacting with horses. In fact, such interactions have proven to have major physical and emotional impacts.

Individuals of all ages who participate in Equine Assisted Activities can experience physical and emotional rewards:

  • Riding a horse moves the rider’s body in a manner similar to a human gait, so riders with physical needs often show improvement in flexibility, balance and muscle strength.
  • For individuals with emotional challenges, the unique relationship formed with the horse can lead to increased confidence, patience, and self-esteem.
  • Partnering with equines also provides recreational opportunities for individuals to enjoy the outdoors as well as take pleasure in the interaction with animals.

Equine-Assisted Activities such as Recreational Riding and Equine Assisted Learning are available for:

  • Individual or group sessions.
  • Mounted or unmounted sessions.
  • Special groups.
  • Our traveling horses: Group, nursing, and retirement homes; Schools and other interested groups.


We are proud to be a 2021 EQUUS Foundation Guardian and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

Think your horse would be a great fit for our program?

Our current need for horses are:

  • Completely sound – no lameness issues or any other known ailment.
  • Ability to walk, trot and canter under saddle.
  • Calm, adaptable temperament.
  • Preferred Age Range:  7 to 15 (willing to adjust to the right horse)
  • Between 14 and 15 Hands
  • Ability to carry up to 250 lbs.
  • Patience – must be able to stand and wait for participant to groom, mount or dismount.

Download our paperwork and complete a horse profile if you would like your horse considered.  New Horse Prospect


In order for us to bring in new horses, our retired horses need to retire to a good home.  If you are interested in being a home for our retired horses to please give us a call for more information. Rehoming Policy



Dwarf Goats

  • Participants can help groom the goats and learn what to feed them for snacks and meals.
  • Goats are great lawn mowers, very friendly and silly.
  • They are smaller than horses and less expensive to take care of. This is great for any participants that are afraid of horses.
  • The small size of goats will allow us to take them to nursing and group homes. Plus, they are small enough to be picked up and cuddled. Even once they are full grown, they will be about 2 feet tall and weigh about 35-45 lbs.
  • Goats are quick learners and you can teach them to walk with a harness at a young age.
  • The more they are socialized at a young age, the friendlier they will be!




  • Learn about different breeds of chickens and how each breed makes different colored, shaped, and sized eggs.
  • Chickens are very small and if handled from the beginning are incredibly friendly. Eagle Mount’s chickens will be raised by our participants, volunteers and staff starting from chicks.
  • Chickens make great buddies for your property – they eat bugs, fend off snakes and their waste and eggshells are great compost for gardens.
  • Food sources.
  • The chicken coop will be built to have raised nesting boxes exposed. This will allow participants in wheelchairs to experience the excitement of safely picking up fresh eggs they can take home!
  • Their waste and eggshells will go to Eagle Mount’s gardening program to keep our garden flourishing.


Registered Name: WWW Sunrise Drifter
Bashkir Curly
Started Working at Eagle Mount: 2009
D.O.B.: 2000
Gender: Gelding
Height: 14.3 hh


Registered Name: Ali Froya
Norwegian Fjord
Started Working at Eagle Mount: 2014
D.O.B.: 1999
Gender: Mare
Height: 13hh


Tennessee Walker
Started Working at Eagle Mount: 2017
D.O.B.: 2000
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15hh


Tennessee Walker
Started Working at Eagle Mount: 2017
D.O.B.: 2001
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15hh


Tennessee Walker
Started Working at Eagle Mount: 2017
D.O.B.: 1999
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15.2hh


Registered Name: Meadowlark's Morning Mist
Miniature Horse
Started Working at Eagle Mount: 2016
D.O.B.: 2013
Gender: Mare
Height: Mini


Nigerian Dwarf Goat
Started Working at Eagle Mount: 2021
D.O.B.: February, 2021
Gender: Male


Nigerian Dwarf Goat
Started Working at Eagle Mount: 2021
D.O.B.: February, 2021
Gender: Male


Nigerian Dwarf Goat
Started Working at Eagle Mount: 2021
D.O.B.: April, 2021
Gender: Male


Nigerian Dwarf Goat
Started Working at Eagle Mount: 2021
D.O.B.: April, 2021
Gender: Male

Participant and Volunteer Requirements and Registration Forms


  • Ages 6 and up.
  • Some disabilities may prevent certain activities – such as uncontrolled seizures, severe behavioral challenges and/or movement and weight restrictions. Individual assessments will be done.
  • Closed toed shoes required.
  • Each activity may have individualized requirements that will be noted upon registration.


Sign Up to Participate!

Summer 2022 Programming Registration Form


or sign up online!

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Schedules are subject to change at anytime.  Registration is required for all programming.


  • Ages 16 and up.  Some exceptions for younger volunteers for certain activities.
  • Volunteer duties will include, but not limited to, assisting with crafts, animal handling, chores, ground work assistance, side-walking and horse leading. Advance volunteer positions available to qualified volunteers who complete extra training and accumulate enough volunteer hours.
  • Some volunteer positions with our horses will require ability to stand and/or walk alongside a horse for 30- 60 minutes.
  • Closed toed shoes and wear modest and weather appropriate clothing.
  • Complete Eagle Mount Volunteer Training.
  • Training is on-going.  We can do one-on-one if we don’t have enough for a group training.
  • Groups and individuals are also invited out to help with chores and other property maintenance. 

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