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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 585 people are interested
 

Volunteer with kids and horses!!!

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ORGANIZATION: Horse and Buddy

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 585 people are interested

For every rider on a horse, we need from 1-3 volunteers on the ground. You must be at least 14 years old to volunteer. It is a somewhat physical job as you will be walking with small amounts of jogging for your entire volunteer time.

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About Horse and Buddy

Location:

PO Box 675, Apex, NC 27502, US

Mission Statement

Horse and Buddy is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing therapeutic horseback riding including sport, recreation, therapy, and education to people with special needs, while encouraging bonding between horse and rider.

Description

Riding a horse is an enjoyable experience for many people, but for an individual with a disability it can be much more â a road to recovery. Each year people with physical, cognitive, and/or emotional disabilities are discovering the benefits of therapeutic horseback riding. Whether itâ s a five year old with Down Syndrome, or a 45 year old recovering from a spinal cord injury, horseback riding provides challenges as well as rewards for many.Because horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves the riderâ s body in a manner similar to a human gait, riders with physical disabilities often show improvement in flexibility, balance, and muscle strength. For individuals with mental or emotional disabilities, the unique relationship formed with the horse can lead to increased confidence, patience, and self-esteem. The sense of independence found on horseback benefits all who ride.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Animals, Children & Youth, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4728 Old US One HighwayNew Hill, NC 27562

(35.66639,-78.96691)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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