Make a difference with horses and children
Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center
If you want to make a difference in the lives of people with special needs then come and volunteer at Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center. We use horses in helping challenged children and adults to gain confidence, muscle strength and greater flexibility. Volunteers are a vital part of this program. Our volunteers are needed to either lead the horses or be a sidewalker with the riders during the lessons. For this reason we rely on many volunteers for the success of the program and the achievement of the goals of the riders. Our program could not exist without our volunteers.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center
3254 PASEO RD, COLORADO SPGS, CO 80909, US
The Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center is a not-for-profit corporation committed to delivering the highest quality therapeutic riding to individuals with special needs. We provide equine-assisted activities to those with physical, cognitive emotional, behavioral and learning disabilities.
The Colorado Springs Therapeutic offers 2 forms of equine-assisted therapies: (1.) Therapeutic Riding and (2.) Hippotherapy (HPOT).(1.) Therapeutic Riding involves equine activities organized and taught by certified PATH International Instructors to persons with disabilities or diverse needs. Students progress in equestrian skills while improving their cognitive, emotional, social and behavioral skills. (2.) Hippotherapy (HPOT) is a physical, occupational or speech therapy treatment strategy that utilizes equine movement. This strategy is used as part of an integrated treatment program to achieve functional outcomes. This type of therapy is performed by experienced and licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists, or speech pathologists.