WHAT IS THERAPEUTIC RIDING?
Therapeutic horseback riding, (an equine assisted activities (EAA) ) is a specially designed adaptive riding program for people with a variety of physical and or mental disabilities.
It is appropriate for people with ADHD, Autism,CP, Developmental Delays, Down Syndrome, Anxiety, Depression, Dyslexia, Dysfunction of Sensory Integration, Muscular Dystrophy and PTSD, just to name a few.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We need fun, energetic, committed people, who would like to help people with disabilities experience the thrill of riding horses.
We want to instill a passion in our volunteers, and keep them for the long-term. We have found that once a volunteer bonds with a rider, they continue to volunteer for weeks at a time.
You need to be at least 15yrs old, and in good shape because we walk and occasionally jog around the arena, assisting or helping to stabilize our riders.
STEPS TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER
- 1) Fill out an online application.
- 2) Signup for TRAINING CLASSES (must be done in order)
- a) Orientaion (1st Saturday of the month Length of Time: 1 hour)
- b) Training Part I (Choose either the 2nd or 3rd Saturday of the month. Class Time: 2 hours)
- c) Training Part II (4th Saturday of the month Class Time: 2 hours)