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YOUR HELP GIVES HOPE WHEN ALL

SEEMS LOST

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.

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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.

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DONATE SUPPLIES

Gift cards

 

Supplies

  • Disposable medical face masks

  • Hand sanitizer 

  • Disinfectant wipes

  • Toilet paper and Kleenex

  • Bottled water

  • 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

 

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HORSE SPONSORSHIP

Average yearly care per horse $2,804

($234 per month)

 

Hay

$552 (one horse eats about 12 round bales

or 125 square bales a year)

Grain 

$900

Supplements 

$540

Sand Clear 

$180

Vet  

$125 (average without emergency care)

spring vaccinations & health screen 

 

Dentist  

$115 dental float 

Farrier  

$320 ($40 trim every 6 weeks)

 

Dewormer  

$18 x 4 a year = $72

FARM MAINTENANCE

Dow flakes

Arena dust care

Tractor and plow truck

maintenance 

Oil changes, etc.

Gas

Tractor and truck

Field spray 

$350

Field fertilizer 

$750 (1.5 tons)

plus rental of fertilizer or

$16 a bag (6 per acre)

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VOLUNTEER

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

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/Leaders

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

  • Administrative Assistance

 

Volunteer Requirements

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. 

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