Most of NCEFT’s equine therapists (horses) are donated or leased, rather than purchased. Our horses work an average of five days a week for no more than four 30-minute sessions each day. Approximately every 9-10 weeks, our horses have 1-2 week breaks. Below are some criteria often used in determining whether a horse will fit into our programs. Please note all horses under consideration for our programs must pass a 45-60 day on-site trial period before becoming permanent members of our therapy herd.
NCEFT prides itself on providing outstanding care for each of its therapy horses. Horses receive:
To submit your horse for consideration, please e-mail NCEFT Barn Manager, Marty Raynor, with a brief description of your horse (age, height, breed, training background, etc.) and 2-3 photos and/or video. If your horse meets a current need in our program, we’ll contact you to arrange an evaluation. Should your horse seem suitable, we’ll ask to take him/her on trial to further evaluate their appropriateness for our program.
Thanks for considering placing your horse with NCEFT!