Celebrate Earth Day. Celebrate GAIT.

In 2020, Earth Day turns 50, and GAIT celebrates its 25th year. Though we can’t come together in person to observe these milestones due to COVID-19, we want to take a moment to honor our horses, who make it possible for so many of us to connect with nature in a meaningful, healing way.

Without our horses, GAIT could not fulfill its mission: To improve the quality of life of children and adults with special needs through equine activities and therapies, resulting in a more independent life in society. And without our generous donors, we could not afford to keep a herd of ten beautiful horses happy and healthy in Milford, PA. Right now, with our facilities closed for classes and workshops, the horses need you more than ever.

While GAIT and other local nonprofits work to adapt and stay afloat during these challenging times, our horses demand that in some ways, we resist change. From the horses’ perspective, change is not a good thing; they want and need the same care as always.

Thanks to our extraordinarily dedicated barn crew, our horses have never missed a cleaning or feeding. We are so grateful to the members of that crew – without them, we could not have made it this far. We depend on them, and we depend on the generosity of our community to help us through this unprecedented crisis.

GAIT estimates that it costs $2,500 per year to feed and care for each horse, so we are working to raise $25,000 to cover basic costs for our herd of ten. Without income from our therapeutic programs, fundraising is the only way we can meet the horses’ needs and ensure that GAIT will emerge from the pandemic strong and ready to serve the community we love.

We understand that you might not be in a position to help GAIT financially at this time. We get it, and we are thinking of you and looking forward to the time when we can see you again.

If you can help with a donation, please know that gifts of any size are welcomed and appreciated. If you prefer not to give online but do want to help, you can send a donation to GAIT at P.O. Box 69, Milford, PA 18337. Please also feel free to call us at (570) 409-1140 or email info@gaittrc.org.