YOUR HELP GIVES HOPE WHEN ALL
Your support provides individuals with new abilities
to do what once seemed impossible. It restores purpose to those who once felt
they didn’t have one.
NMET is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Your donations, no matter how big or small, are the lifeblood of our organization and make it possible for us to provide life-changing therapy and support, unlimited love, and constant care and attention for our equine friends.
We offer a few different ways you can make your donation today.
Choose the method that best meets your preference.
Gulers Farm & Feed (horse grain store)
Disposable medical face masks
Toilet paper and Kleenex
Office supplies (printer paper,
postage, envelopes etc)
Tack and riding equipment
We are happy to receive donations of new or used tack for use at NMET or for resale
THERAPY ASSISTANCE FUND
The average cost of a HorseSense therapy session package is $400, and a Hippotherapy session package costs $750. No one is turned away because of inability to pay, however we do ask our clients to contribute what they can and sponsorship support is available.
NMET relies on donations to sponsor clients with these important therapies, and we appreciate your support at any level.
You may designate your support specifically for the Therapy Assistance Fund or for general operating needs:
$1,000 | $750 | $500 | $400 | $250 | $100 | $50 | $25 | Other
Average yearly care per horse $2,804
($234 per month)
$552 (one horse eats about 12 round bales
or 125 square bales a year)
$125 (average without emergency care)
spring vaccinations & health screen
$115 dental float
$320 ($40 trim every 6 weeks)
$18 x 4 a year = $72
Arena dust care
Tractor and plow truck
Oil changes, etc.
Tractor and truck
$750 (1.5 tons)
plus rental of fertilizer or
$16 a bag (6 per acre)
NMET offers a variety of volunteer activities dependent upon your interests and abilities. You can volunteer as an individual or as part of a group. Service clubs, youth groups, school groups, church groups and other organizations are encouraged to participate in community service projects with NMET. Below are descriptions of the volunteer positions needed to assist directly with equine assisted activities as well as non equine related volunteer opportunities. Training is provided and required for all volunteer positions that work directly with clients and horses.
Side walkers work with clients and horses during therapy sessions. They help the client maintain balance and control by walking beside the rider (one on each side). Side walkers help to interpret the directions given by the therapist and assist the therapist with the mounting and dismounting of the client.
Horse handlers work with clients and horses in therapy sessions and have developed an adequate degree of horse experience to be responsible for the horse’s behavior while a client rides. They often lead the horse, remain within reach of a mounted student, and also be asked to help with grooming, tacking, mounting and dismounting.
Support Volunteer Opportunities
General barn maintenance and cleanup
Clean stalls and paddocks
Unload and move hay
Fence and facility repairs
Clean and maintain equipment
Special Events and Fundraisers
NMET’s insurance requires volunteers to be at least 16 years old, work with horses and clients, and able to walk a minimum of 60 minutes and jog for brief intervals. It is not necessary to have previous experience with horses or individuals with special needs.
Expectations of Volunteers
To ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for clients and their families, the horses and our volunteers, NMET has high expectations for volunteers.