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Donate to Three Gaits

Your donation helps us continue the programs at Three Gaits.
Thank you for your contributions!

All gifts to Three Gaits, Inc. are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Three Gaits is a non-profit 501(c)3, tax-exempt corporation. You will receive an acknowledgment letter for your records.

Cash Donation

To make a cash donation via check or online:

  • Send your check (payable to: Three Gaits, Inc.) to:

    Three Gaits
    P.O. Box 153
    Oregon, WI 53575

    (use this printable Donation Form PDF to designate a special purpose for your gift)
  • Send a secure payment online via PayPal using the following button (you do not need a PayPal account):

Wish List

There are other ways to help out as well. The following is a list of items Three Gaits can use to keep things running smoothly and efficiently.

Please note: We unfortunately cannot accept the following as donations: Used helmets (must be new), trophies/ribbons, or magazines (equine or other).

Our Office:

  • Flash Drives (for saving computer files)
  • Kirby "The Ultimate G" Vacuum cleaner bags
  • Furnace filters (20"x20"x1")
  • Stamps, $.21, $.34 & $.49 (Forever Stamps)
  • New server for networking Three Gaits computers $1,000
  • New mice (mouse for computer)
  • Plastic utensils (any amount)
  • Paper plates
  • Paper napkins
  • 8 oz. Insulated cups
  • Envelopes - No. 10, Self-sealing, white, Staples Item # 570240
  • HP 950XL Black Ink Cartridge (CN045AN), High Yield, Staples Item # 364837
  • HP 951XL Cyan Ink Cartridge (CN046AN), High Yield, Staples Item # 364831
  • HP 951XL Magenta Ink Cartridge (CN047AN), High Yield, Staples Item # 364830
  • HP 951XL Yellow Ink Cartridge (CN048AN), High Yield, Staples Item # 364832
  • HP 932XL Black Ink Cartridge (CN053AN#140), High Yield, Staples item #423882
  • HP 933XL Cyan Ink Cartridge (CN054AN#140), High Yield, Staples item #423881
  • HP 933XL Magenta Ink Cartridge (CN055AN#140), High Yield, Staples item #523880
  • HP 933XL Yellow Ink Cartridge (CN056AN#140), High Yield, Staples item #423890
  • Post-it notes; 4x6 line-ruled, 3x3 and 1 1/2x2, any & all colors
  • Highlighters
  • White and Colored Copy paper, letter size (pastels & bright colors), any amount
  • White and colored card stock, letter size (pastels & bright colors), any amount
  • Legal size card stock
  • Envelopes - No. 10, left window, self-sealing, security tint, Staples Item #511290
  • Avery labels (#5160 or #5660)
  • Staples' letter size hot laminating pouches
  • Toilet paper
  • Cleaning supplies (non-ammonia); The Works, Clorox Wipes, Pine Sol, Multi-surface cleaners, Windex/glass cleaner, electronics wipes, etc.
  • Front loading washing machine (commercial grade?)
  • Digital video camera
  • Large, sturdy garbage bags
  • Laundry detergent, softener, bleach, dryer sheets
  • Dust Off/Disposable duster
  • Pens & Pencils
  • 12 oz. plastic (recyclable) cups
  • Heavy duty file folders with reinforced tabs
  • Paper clips, standard & jumbo sizes, nonskid okay, non-coated
  • Correction tape, any brand
  • Garbage bags; 39 gal., 30 gal. and 13 gal.
  • Monthly donations of candy & bottled water for our hardworking volunteers

Around the barn:

  • Large Dry erase board for barn $40 & Markers
  • Metal or plastic scoop shovel (not snow or garden type shovels)
  • Metal 4 or 5 tine pitchfork
  • Brooms (smaller - not large push brooms)
  • Leather cleaner/saddle soap
  • Shavings/bedding
  • Pitchforks (plastic or metal)
  • Large plastic rake (leaf/lawn type)
  • Mats for stalls/aisle
  • Cross-ties with quick release snaps
  • Large totes, heavy duty with latch for storage of horse blankets
  • Heavy duty extension cords 25ft., 50ft. and 100ft.

On the farm:

  • (2) pair large garden shears (capable of cutting thick, woody weed stalks)
  • (4) large plastic muck tubs (any color) (Dover catalog # 2841, $16.90; may also be found at local hardware/garden shops)
  • Fencing materials (including wood fence posts)
  • Grass seed
  • 4 Wheel/Gator
  • Brush/bush hog (to pull behind tractor) - to mow fields
  • Post hole digger (to use with tractor)
  • Large Heavy duty Garden tractor/mower - to mow lawn, pull small arena drag, pull wagon for garden/hay/feeding horses
  • Chains for tractor & garden tractor tires (for snow & ice)
  • Plow (Snow) that could attach to tractor for winter
  • New tractor $25,000+/-
  • Load of gravel $200
  • Ice melt (The more it snows, the more we need.....)
  • Gift certificate toward purchase of specialty fluorescent light bulbs for barn, arena and office. (Three Gaits would like to purchase since they are very specific types.)

Program needs:

  • A new saddle for Nora ($1500), Three Gaits would like to choose the saddle
  • Child size Wintec Saddle
  • English Saddles (please contact us first to get the current needs)
  • Bareback pads
  • Surcingle (Therapeutic 10" Triangle-Multi-Sided Surcingle, $299, from FreedomRider.com)
  • Snaffle bits - with double or single joint (5"-5 ¾")
  • English saddle pads - dressage or A/P type saddles (new or in good condition)
  • English reins (new)
  • Other used tack in good condition
  • Games/toys that can be used in classes
  • New cones
  • Sound system for indoor arena:
    • With wireless mic so an instructor's voice would uniformly reach all corners of the arena and be able to be heard over the traffic on the road. 
    • With ability to hook in an iPod so instructor could choose and cue up music to be used in class or hippotherapy.

For our riders:

  • Helmets (must be new)
  • Donations to scholarship fund

Remembering our four-legged friends:

  • Hoof trim for one program horse $50
  • Shoeing for one program horse $120
  • 1 bag horse feed $19, lasts two days
  • Acetyl-D $168 per year for one (older) program horse
  • Adequan (medication for equine arthritis)
  • 50 count box 6 cc disposable syringe (Valley Vet item #12963, $12.95)
  • 100 count box 1 1/2" x 20 ga needles (Valley Vet item #12952, $11.95) 
  • Bute powder or paste (equine anti-inflammatory)
  • Banamine paste
  • Dewormer 15 @ $10ea
    • Quest plus (moxidectin/praziquantel)
    • Panacur (fenbenazole)
    • Equimax (ivermectin and praziquantel)
  • Good quality grass & alfalfa hay (small bales only)
  • Apples and carrots
  • Annual check up for one program horse $35
  • New horse blanket $150 (contact Dena for further information before purchasing)
  • Flat sided 5 gallon water buckets, any color, $10ea
  • Rein clips, $5/pr.
  • Rambo saddle pad, square, not white $35
  • Soft cotton lead rope, no bull snaps, $6 and up
  • (2) pony/cob size leather halters with throatlatch snap (Dover catalog # 0550, $27.90)
  • (2) horse size leather halters with throatlatch snap (Dover catalog # 0532, $29.90)
  • Cowboy Magic detangler
  • Clipper blades (new)
  • Someone who sharpens dull clipper blades
  • Mineral salt blocks for horses
  • Wet cat food
  • Dry cat food (seafood or fish flavor)
  • Sponsors for each of our program horses

Our instructors:

  • Someone to provide CPR and first aid re-certification during the winter months
  • Instructor certification $500

Gift cards to:

  • Staples/Office Depot
  • Home Depot/Menards/Ace/True Value
  • Farm & Fleet
  • Target/Wal-Mart
  • Local grocery stores
  • Local tack shops (McFarlane's)
  • Mounds or other pet food stores
  • Kwik Trip (to purchase gasoline for lawn mowers)
  • Local bookstores

Horse Sponsorship

Many of the remarkable accomplishments of our riders would not be possible without our special equine partners. Yet, most people do not realize that it costs over $5,000 a year for the care and maintenance of each of our program horses, including such essentials as feed, veterinary care and medical expenses. 

Consider a sponsoring a Three Gaits program horse!  Horse sponsorships are added to the funds set aside exclusively for the care of our program horses.

Horse Sponsorship Information

Horse Donation or Lease

It would be impossible for Three Gaits to provide any equine activities without the generosity of the many people who have shared their horses. As valued members of the team, Three Gaits' horses' happiness and well being is our priority. We have guidelines that we follow in evaluating prospective horses for our riding program that lead us to select horses that are ideally suited to their job at Three Gaits.

Horse Selection Guidelines

Used Tack

Three Gaits accepts used tack as a donation. If you would like a letter to confirm your donation for tax purposes, please list the tack you donate with the address you would like a letter sent to.

All items donated need to be serviceable. When tack is left moldy or extremely dirty for long periods of time, it affects the quality and safety of the equipment. NO magazines, ribbons or trophies please. If Three Gaits cannot use the tack you donate, we will sell it and use the money towards items needed in our program.


When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Three Gaits Inc. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/39-1472538 and support us every time you shop.  Note: If you wish to ship directly to Three Gaits through Amazon, please use this shipping address: Three Gaits, Inc. 3741 Highway 138 W Stoughton WI 53589 (note the space between 138 and W). Please continue to use our PO Box for regular mail.

Bill's Food Center

Bill/s Food Center in Oregon has a community organization assistance program. If you  shop at Bill's and have the cashier put a sticker on the receipt, and give the receipt to Three Gaits, we can turn the receipts in and get a donation.


Three Gaits, Inc.     Therapeutic Horsemanship Center
(608) 877-9086     3gaits@3gaits.org
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 153     Oregon, WI  53575
Physical Address (No Mail):  3741 Hwy 138 W     Stoughton, WI  53589


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