We are excited to announce a new Non-Profit benefiting the special needs community - Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy.
Volunteers will attend a 2 hour training learning about equine therapy and our programs. We have a fall therapeutic riding session that started September 22, 2015 and we are recruiting Sidewalkers and Horse Leaders. Sidewalkers will be trained to walk beside the horse in lessons and provide physical and/or emotional support to the rider. They help the rider to successfully reach their lesson goals, as well as ensure rider safety before, during and after the lesson. Horse Leaders ensure that each horse is groomed, tacked and warmed up prior to the start of each lesson. They help ensure the safety of horse and rider before, during and after the lesson. Horse Leaders also help with un-tacking and grooming horses after the lesson. Horse Leaders must possess a basic understanding of horse behavior and demonstrate horse handling skills and the ability to assess and address horse behavior. After the training, we will have the opportunity to match the volunteers with specific riders and lesson times that work for the volunteers. Our Fall session lessons are Tuesdays at 4pm, Thursdays at 4:45pm and Saturday at 9, 10:15 and 11:30 am. Each session lasts 50 minutes and volunteers can help with one or more lessons. Our next training is from 9-11am on Saturday, October 17th!
Volunteers must be 14 year old, fill out paperwork including a liability release and subject to background checks, attend a mandatory training and be able to walk/jog in a sandy arena.
Parents and children are invited and encouraged to get involved.
No one has signed up yet, but you could be the first!