Like humans, foot care is crucial to health and well-being of our equine friends. To maintain hoof health, a farrier visits our horses on a regular basis. Think of those visits as spa days for our herd when the horses are pampered with a pedicure and new shoes!
Proper and maintained hoof care equates to a happy, healthy and productive horse. And that means more time for a horse to enjoy the participants in our programs.
Treat a horse to a pedicure and new shoes by giving these requested amounts:
Shoe a horse (average farrier care) for a month: $150
Shoe a horse (average farrier care) for a year: $1800
Horses are the foundation of our mission and vision. To make sure that we can succeed in our service to our participants we need to make sure our horses receive routine checkups from a veterinarian. These “Barn Calls” include vaccinations, deworming, dental checks, nutrition guidance and more.
We want our equines and participants to lead happy and healthy lives. And a well-balanced horse mean more ways to help our participants achieve their holistic and therapeutic wellness goals.
Contribute to a horse’s well-being by giving these requested amounts:
Provide routine vet care for a horse for a month: $125
Provide routine vet care for a horse for a year: $1500
The grass is definitely greener on our side of the fence! Having excellent facilities, pastures, trails, and stalls, adds to our equine participants happiness, health, and vitality. So much goes into maintaining our 30-acre farm, from mowing, manure maintenance, fence repairs, and maintenance and building of run-in shelters to cleaning the stalls and providing fresh shavings, water and food buckets, and well-fitted (and often accommodated) tack.
The importance of well-maintained pastures, facilities, and tack are paramount to the foundation of providing excellent horse care. We want our horses to never look longingly over the fence and see greener pastures!
Help us keep the horses and the farm looking amazing by giving these requested amounts:
Support pasture maintenance: $50/acre/mos
Build a run in: $6000
Bedding/shavings for a horse per week: $24
Buy a saddle: $400
Or is it “Hooray for a Horse!” Either way, the horse needs to eat. And, they eat a lot! On average a horse eats 3% of their body weight, so for a 1000lb horse that means 30lbs a day – that equates to 3.5+ TONS of hay a year. That’s just hay! Horses are also given supplements, grain, and other special feed.
It may not be our version of Ben & Jerry’s but, the horses love their hay! A well-nourished and sustained horse is comfortable, happy, and ready to serve.
Treat a horse by giving the requested amounts:
Feed a horse for a month: $300
Feed a horse for a year: $3600
Many of us have been touched by the majesty and humility of horses. We’ve cared for them and they’ve cared for us. They’ve healed, nurtured, inspired confidence, and, at times, determination! By leaving a legacy donation, you can ensure that future generations will benefit from your generosity and the incredible healing and holistic horsemanship and relationships with horses at Talisman.
Here are four basic ways that you can leave a legacy*:
It’s difficult to think about or imagine this stage in your life. While performing your estate planning, consider some reasons that may help your decision about leaving a legacy:
*We encourage you to work with your estate planning professionals, lawyers, accountants, etc. to ensure that your bequests are given as you intend.
Contact the Executive Director, Noelle Douglas to talk more about leaving a legacy at Talisman.
Everyone needs a “leg-up” every now and then. Whether you or your business sponsors a student, contributes to a scholarship, or provides general support for Talisman, your gift will make an enormous difference in the lives of those you are helping.
Talisman is a safe, well-maintained, peaceful and positive organization dedicated to serving people in the community of all ages with cognitive, physical, emotional, and social challenges, disabilities, and diagnoses, as well as those who interested in learning more about horsemanship.
There are many ways to give that “leg-up”. Consider the following options for donations:
Sponsor a student for a year: $4000
Support our Scholarship Program: $50/month
Business & Organization Sponsorship:
Minimum of $1500; prominent recognition in the heart of our farm, logo inclusion in our monthly newsletter and on our website for one year
$1000 to $1500; logo inclusion in our monthly newsletter and on our website for one year
$500 to $1000; logo inclusion in our monthly newsletter for six months.