How You Can Help

Gifts and Donations
Open Gait provides equine assisted activities to our participants at no cost. We gladly accept monetary gifts to offset the costs of our program. Contributors like you make it possible to offer a special place and experience for children coping with chronic or life threatening illnesses. Donation checks can be sent to Open Gait Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc., 3970 US HWY 72 East, Paint Rock, Al., 35764. You may also contribute on line by clicking on one of the donation buttons below.

Open Gait

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Open Gait is a 501(c)(3) IRS approved charitable organization and all gifts will be tax deductible. You will receive an acknowledgment along with a tax receipt for your records.

Why Give to Open Gait?

Open Gait is a special place for children coping with the everyday challenges of a variety of disabilities and illnesses. In order to keep our program running we need your help. Your donation will allow Open Gait to make a difference in the lives of these children. We believe in the importance of what we do here at Open Gait and want to be able to continue to provide “Fun Therapy” for those in need.

Open Gait is a 501(c)(3) IRS approved charitable organization (non-profit). Open Gait is supported by tax-deductible donations. Corporations, organizations, or individuals may participate in any of the sponsorships listed below. These sponsorships will fund our equine assisted program. Gifts in any kind and in any amount are greatly appreciated. Contributor’s tax deductible gifts/donations will be acknowledged on our website, and with signage at our farm. If you would like more information on how to participate in one of the sponsorship opportunities below please contact us.

***Equine Sponsorship………………………………

$1500 – 1 Year

**Grazing Pasture Sponsorship………………………

$1500 – 1 Year

*Annual event sponsorship…………………………………………


***Equine sponsorship includes:  Feed, hay, farrier, vet care, supplements, and general care items for a one year period.
**Pasture sponsorship includes: Lime, fertilizer, seed, weed killer, soil testing and general maintenance for a one year period.
*Annual event sponsorship includes: Food, beverage, entertainment and prizes.

So many ways to help, consider Volunteering-

Our number one asset is our volunteers! We would be unable to operate without a good solid volunteer base.  Contact us at (256) 468-4548 to schedule a visit to the farm. Open Gait welcomes anyone who would like to help! If loving and caring for equines and making a difference in a child’s life sounds like something you would like to do Open Gait is just the place.  We do require that volunteers be at least 16 years old to work directly with the children. Previous experience is not necessary.