5730 Washington Rd, Piqua, OH 45356
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Our missionEagles’ Wings Stable provides equine-assisted therapeutic activities for people with special needs to benefit and improve their development and quality of life.
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Eagles’ Wings Stable

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Social Media

Today, it’s impossible to deny the prevalence of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and blogs. Social media has proven to be so powerful that many non-profit organizations have implemented it in their communications and marketing strategies. Having a strong online presence is especially important for non-profit organizations, whose causes rely heavily on their supporters. Effective social media requires constant time and effort, the attention that our cause can garner along with the connections we can make with our audience are worth the time and effort.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual, Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Journal Writers

Journal writers document our rider’s stories. They interact with the riders’ and/or their parents. It is important to let other potential riders know the experiences that someone who may have similar special needs is having and how they are benefiting from therapeutic riding. Providing hope is a big deal!
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Horse Leaders

Horse leaders lead our horses in the arena. It is the job of the Horse Leader to maintain the safety of the horse at all times. Horse leaders must not have a fear of horses and be willing to get up close and personal with the horse. Horse leaders must help the horse follow the instructor’s direction. Being a horse leader is an 8-week commitment for 1-hour per week.
  • Weekly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Physical, Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Barn Buddies

Being a barn buddy is a very important job. Barn buddies clean our horses’ stalls at least three times per week. They also get our horses ready for lessons. Barn buddies are our behind-the-scenes heroes!
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • Teens, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Physical, Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Side Walkers

Side walkers help ensure the safety of our participants. They walk beside our riders as they are on their horses in the arena. The job of the side walker is to help maintain the balance of the rider when he cannot do so for himself, to clarify instructions and directions when needed, and to provide reassurance and encouragement to the rider. The instructor helps the side walker learn how to best support the rider. Being a side walker is an 8-week commitment for 1-hour per week.
  • Weekly
  • Teens, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Physical, Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Photographer

We need to document the stories of our riders as they are transformed through the multidimensional motion and personality of the horse as a therapist – both photos and videos are needed.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Physical, Indoor, Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
Items we need now

Items Needed

Office Supplies:
  • Copy Paper-White-96/20#
  • Parchment Specialty Paper-Ivory Linen
  • Duct Tape
  • Heavy Duty Extension Cords
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Paper Towels
  • Tissues
  • Trash Bags-large contractor grade
 Cleaning:
  • Muck Shovels (Plastic if possible, metal ones wear down fast)
  • Manure Forks-large basket type
  • Brooms
  • Clorox/Lysol Wipes
  • Bleach
  • Fiebing's Saddle Soap
  • Fiebing's Saddle oil
  • Window Cleaner
  • Lysol Spray
  • Heavy duty water hoses (75-100ft.)and spray nozzles
 Horses:
  • Piranha or Ultra Shield Fly Spray
  • Shampoo (medicated)
  • Hair de-tangler
  • Double ended Snaps-stainless steel
  • Clippers and clipper blades
  • Vet Wrap
  • Nitrile Gloves
 Tack:
  • Western Impact Gel Pads (Any Sizes)
  • English Saddle Pads
  • Bridles – Side-pull or bit-less - All Sizes!
  • Saddles o English or Western – any size o For rider safety we ask for sound and serviceable equipment
 Barn Cats:
  • Meow Mix Dry Cat Food
  • Kit & Kaboodle Dry Cat Food
 Gift Cards:
  • Tractor Supply Company, Family Farm & Home
  • Office Supply Stores
  • Lowes, Home Depot, etc.
  • Walmart, Meijer, etc.
  • Gas Stations
  • In-Kind Donations
About usEagles’ Wings Therapeutic Riding Center was co-founded by Keith and Ann Schaurer and Keith's mother, Sandra Knipe. The Schaurer’s became involved in Therapeutic Riding in 2003 after a nephew was diagnosed with transverse myelitis. In 2004 they began development of a business model, became involved with The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH), built a new stable, and converted an existing machine shed to an indoor riding arena.
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