Mounted Eagles

Therapeutic Horsemanship for Individuals with Special Needs.

Thanks for visiting the Mounted Eagles, Inc. website.

Located in SE Brainerd, MN, Mounted Eagles, Inc. is a PATH INTL. PREMIER ACCREDITED CENTER and has been providing therapeutic horsemanship to persons with disabilities since 1992.

Our Mission Statement: Mounted Eagles enhances the lives of program participants, volunteers and the community by providing a safe and enjoyable environment where individuals with special needs benefit from therapeutic, developmental and educational equine-assisted activities.

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We are looking for Another Equine Partner!

Mounted Eagles Therapeutic Horsemanship program, a 501©3 non-profit and PATH Accredited organization, based in Brainerd MN, is looking for a horse to add to our equine family.  Mounted Eagles has been providing therapeutic horsemanship and equine assisted activities to individuals who face physical, mental, social and/or emotional challenges who live and work in the Brainerd Lakes area and 5 surrounding counties since 1992.

The horse will assist riders a maximum of 3.5 hours per day, three days per week. Most lessons consist of riding activities but some are ground work only.  Program horses are enrolled in a minimum of 2xs per week Fitness and Training Program administered by the staff of Spirit Horse Center, www.spirithorsecenterinc.com ,to aide in sustaining their physical and mental well-being while working in our program lessons. Farrier work is scheduled every 6 weeks and chiropractic visits are quarterly as needed.  You may find out more about our program by visiting our website at www.mountedeagles.org or check us out on Facebook.

This horse will need to be physically sound with a stout build, possess an easygoing temperament, and trustworthy enough to be ridden by a diverse population of physically and mentally challenged riders.  Meaning they should be able to handle sudden spastic muscle reactions made by the rider, the shifting movement of an unbalanced rider, and/or hearing sudden vocal outburst from the rider.   While these descriptions fit a number of our riders, we do have some who are physically fit and able to ride independently.

The following criteria for consideration of any horse will apply:

  • We will require a trial period of 60 to 90 days in order for us to see if the horse is a fit for our program and the program is a fit for the horse. All expenses for the horse during this trial period will be the responsibility of Mounted Eagles.
  • The horse should be between the ages of 10 and 16 years old
  • The horse should be between 14,2 and 15.2 hands high – no taller than 15.2 hands
  • Must be up to date on all shots and have a current negative coggins test
  • A Vet Check will be required (at the expense of Mounted Eagles)
  • The horse must have the right disposition and training to work into the program quickly
  • Preferably the horse would be a gelding
  • Breed is optional depending on if all qualifications listed above are met

We are a small non-profit organization and have a limited budget for the purchase of a horse.  We offer a tax receipt for the market value of your horse if you were to donate it to the program.

Serious replies only, please.  Please contact Aggie at 218-820-0375 or email bstroot@tds.net.

2022 Riding Session Calendar

2022 Riding Session Calendar

Mounted Eagles strives to ensure the health and safety of everyone who is a part of our program.

Click here to view our updated 2022 Riding Calendar

  • 2022 Volunteer Training Schedule All Training Sessions will be held at Spirit Horse Center beginning at 6pm and lasting approximately 2 hours.
  • September 21, 2022 Fun With Horses, Lynn Fairbanks
  • November 16, 2022 Understanding How Horses Learn Staci Grattan-Fornshell, ROTH Certified Trainer

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2021/2022 Gift Catalog

Gift Catalog

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It’s Membership Renewal Time!

Are you a Mounted Eagles’ member?  If so, it’s time to renew your annual membership.  Membership terms run from the Annual Meeting date in April thru the next Annual Meeting date the following April.  We’ve added a new level of membership this year – A Lifetime Membership. Want to know more Click here to apply for a membership now!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We have an immediate need for volunteers!

See our news section for more details about how you can help us.

We are also looking for individuals who share our vision, mission and values to join our working Board of Directors.

If you are interested in being a part of this great organization and helping ensure our continued success please message us and we will contact you. Being a member of the Board of Directors is a great way to help if you don’t have the time or the desire to commit to working at the barn with the participants and the horses.

Mounted Eagles, Inc. is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of a minimum of three and maximum of nine members and the Executive Director.  Each director serves a three-year term with a limit of three consecutive terms.  Board members are elected at the Annual Membership meeting held in April of each calendar year.  Board meetings are held on the second Monday of each month and are open to all individuals who have current membership status in the Mounted Eagles.