TROT provides equine assisted activities and therapies for special needs children and adults. This volunteer must be in good health and able to be physically active and mentally alert and focused for the 1 hour session. He/she must be able to tolerate severe heat and dust. The Horse Handler is responsible for grooming, tacking, warming up beforehand, leading the horse through the lesson and untacking the horse afterwards.
We start all volunteers in our program as side walkers first. After participating in our classes as a side walker, you may attend a horse handler training. Following the training you must complete multiple ground schooling or "practice" sessions and pass a skills check before being cleared to horse handle during classes.
Enriching the lives of people with special needs by using therapeutic, equine programs to: Improve physical, mental, social and emotional well being. Recognize each individual's abilities and foster achievement. Provide educational, recreational and vocational opportunities Provide direct therapy services by licensed medical professionals.
TROT is a non-profit organization that uses horsemanship as a form of therapy for children and adults with special needs. Participants partake in an individualized therapeutic program designed to promote improvement in muscle strength and neuromuscular coordination as well as to enhance their confidence and self esteem.
The special bond between horse and human provides the incentive for achievements never thought possible.
This is achieved through a comprehensive program provided by a professional staff, trained volunteers, and carefully selected horses.