Ring Team Horse Leader

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McKenna Farms Therapy Services

  • 16 people are interested

Responsibilities:

  • Lead during sessions
  • Keep all focus on the horse!
  • Understand emergency procedures
  • Catch and turn out horses
  • Groom horses
  • Tack up horses for sessions
  • Clean poop out of arenas after sessions
  • Put away ring equipment after each session

Qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 14
  • Able to do physical labor
  • Understanding of how to safely handle a horse
  • Able to properly and safely lead a horse while a child is riding

Training:

  • Attend a Volunteer Training Course

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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?!

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3044 Due West RoadDallas, GA 30157

(33.97036,-84.74172)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Youth Services
  • Animal Therapy
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 5 hours per month

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