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ORGANIZATION: Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy, Inc.

  • 110 people are interested

SMART sits on a beautiful 23 acre horse farm -- we currently have 15 horses in our herd and three barns to maintain. We can always use assistance in taking care of the horses and barns -- early in the mornings or early in the evenings. Our horses are fed in their stalls twice a day, then spend much of the day in the pastures. Their feed buckets need to be cleaned after each meal, their water buckets always kept fresh and clean, and their stalls mucked out. The horses benefit from the tender care of volunteers who help groom, and occasionally wash them. Your reward as volunteers is contributing to healthy horses who will help our SMART riders who are facing life challenges -- physically, mentally, emotionally. We look forward to hearing from you.

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About Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy, Inc.


4640 CR 675, Bradenton, FL 34211, US

Mission Statement

At SMART, we empower lives through the healing power of horses. Through therapeutic horse-related programs and activities our SMART riders and their families' quality of life is significantly improved. Through respectful partnerships with our horses, we create an environment that promotes a life of inclusion, respect, growth and independence.


SMART provides an all-encompassing horsemanship program--where participants learn to groom and tack up their horses, ride to the utmost of their ability, and care for their horses afterwards. All of these horsemanship skills provide the participant with many physical, emotional and cognitive benefits. Some of these benefits include an increase in physical strength and stamina, an improvement in posture, balance and coordination, and an increase in attention span and independent skills. An increase in self esteem and a sense of empowerment are also gained from fostering a respectful, affectionate, working "partnership" with their horse. At SMART the movement of the horse, the connection to the horse, and the natural environment are all used to help heal the body, mind and spirit of each SMART participant.
SMART is a PATH Int'l, Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International, Premier Center providing equine assisted services since 1987.


Children & Youth
Animals, Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


4640 County Rd 675 EBradenton, FL 34211



  • Veterinary
  • Farming
  • Animal Care / Handling


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two hours minimum each time you volunteer

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