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McKenna Farms Therapy Services

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These volunteers ensure that our horses are getting fed appropriately and in a timely manner.

Responsibilities:

1 st Priority: Feed all horses according to the information listed on the Feed Schedule. Make sure to read all notes associated with each horse because they do change. Read all whiteboards for any additional information.

2 nd: Turnout horses to correct pasture. Make sure to check all of the water troughs in each pasture! If it is ¾ full, please top it off!

3 rd: Priority: Make sure hay and water are available for the horses in all of the pastures. If horses are to be stalled, make sure to put hay in the hay cradles, clean and rinse water buckets, and refill with clean water.

4 th Priority: Get all feed buckets out of stalls, rinse them, and stack them to dry outside of the wash rack.

5 th Priority: Sweep out feed room.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 13 (with parent or guardian)
  • Minimum age of 14 (with an adult staff member or volunteer supervising)
  • Confident in horse leading/catching skills
  • Able to do physical work

Training:

  • Meeting with Volunteer Coordinator
  • Minimum 1 hour Barn Orientation
  • Watch Training Video
  • Coming to a Volunteer Training Course covers all of the above requirements

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About McKenna Farms Therapy Services

Location:

3044 Due West Road, Dallas, GA 30157, US

Mission Statement

...to provide innovative therapy programs and resources for individuals with special needs and their families...

Description

We provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy to individuals with special needs in a clinical setting as well as in hippotherapy.

Hippotherapy

What is Hippotherapy?

The word "hippotherapy" comes from the Greek word, "hippo", meaning "horse". Hippotherapy is treatment with the help of a horse. (Hippopotamus is Greek for "river horse".) Specially trained physical, occupational, speech, and assistant therapists use this treatment approach to achieve functional outcomes.

Why a Horse?

The unique combination of the horse, the horse’s movement, and non-clinical environment produces an extraordinary effort on all systems of the body. The therapist can modify the horse’s movement to promote specific responses within the individual. It is a treatment approach that uses activities on the horse that are meaningful to the individual and specifically addresses their functional goals. What’s more enjoyable than receiving therapy on the back of a horse?!

Animals

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3044 Due West RoadDallas, GA 30157

(33.97031,-84.74227)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Animal Care / Handling

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 13
  • Orientation or Training
  • Weekly

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