Pony Power Therapies Seeking Volunteers
Volunteers help lead ponies and horses during therapeutic riding lessons
Pony Power Therapies is actively seeking experienced horse handlers to lead ponies/horses during therapeutic riding lessons. Pony Power Therapies was founded to provide equine assisted therapy to children and adults with autism, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, emotional disabilities, developmental delays, and multiple handicaps.
Through a safe, nurturing environment, riders on horseback can gain more flexibility, balance and muscle strength. On the ground and in a group individuals can explore and develop unique relationships with the horse which can lead to increased confidence, patience and self-esteem and foster feelings of independence and pride.
We ask that volunteers are willing to commit to an entire semester (at least one day a week for a 1.5 hour period), be at least 14 years of age, and complete a training before they are able to start. Volunteering here is based upon a match both ways with our schedule and yours and a match of what meets our needs as well as yours. We do work with volatile populations so we also ask that volunteers submit 3 character references.
During the summer, we operate Monday-Thursday only. During the fall, we operate Sunday-Thursday.
We will be having a special Part One/Part Two Combination training for people with significant horse experience on Saturday, August 25th from 10 am- 11:30 am. In order to attend, participants must have substantial horse experience (I.e. Know how to groom, tack and must be comfortable to lead). If you fit this description and, please e-mail Maria (email@example.com) to RSVP no later than Wednesday, August 22. This is a first-come, first-served opportunity.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
The above was submitted by Pony Power Therapies.