Therapeutic Riding and Animal Assisted Therapy
We could not provide this amazing program without the assistance of volunteers every week. Volunteers share in the success of their students, meet the challenge of new experiences and certainly feel they make a difference in someone’s life.
Volunteers serve as sidewalkers, horse leaders, grooms, grounds maintenance, fundraisers, office help, public relations, etc. The opportunities are countless.
As many as three volunteers are needed per rider in therapeutic riding sessions. To work directly in a therapeutic riding session you must be at least 13 years old and capable of walking and jogging in sandy, uneven footing for up to 30 minutes at a time. Experience with horses or with persons with disabilities is not required for sidewalking. Leaders should have experience handling horses on the ground. New volunteers must go through our orientation program prior to working with riders and horses.