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Horse Leader - Assist certified PATH instructor & staff with clients - 30 minute sessions

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ORGANIZATION: American Therapeutic Riding Center

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

Horse experience is required. A horse leader will begin as a side walker to experience and gain understanding of the full client team and also learn our horse language or communication that is required to assist our instructors to help clients reach their personal goals. A horse leader must be able to walk/trot throughout a 30 minute client session without stopping. Leaders often fill in as a side walker when needed and they assist with tacking and barn maintenance. If you are wanting to get your daily steps in and be one on one with a service horse, this might be a perfect fit for you.

Volunteering at ATRC is a life changing experience for both the volunteer and the client rider. Equine Assisted Services (EAS) utilizes oriented activities for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well being of individuals with varying types of degrees of special needs (official diagnosis seeing a counselor/social worker) providing the opportunity to work with riders to benefit areas of socialization, posture, strength, mobility, and an overall improved quality of life.

We have the scheduling ability to coordinate with your need for hours. Our sessions are 30 minutes each; therefore, you can volunteer the hours, date/time that fits your life style.

Confidentiality and HIPPA LAWS strictly enforced.

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About American Therapeutic Riding Center


397 N. 177th W. Ave., PO Box 880, Sand Springs, OK 74063, US

Mission Statement

Our purpose in this world is to provide healing to the people who need it, education to people who seek it and promote a sense of community though the use of equine assisted therapy.


We provide Equine Assisted Services (EAS) to individuals with special needs. A legal diagnosis is required and a referral by a counselor, medical professional, social worker and/or therapist. We serve ages up to mid sixties. We serve seven public schools through therapeutic riding (elementary spec ed) and/or working with counselors (elementary and high school) in trauma informed small groups, groups and individuals.

07-07-2021: We received a $25,000 grant from the "Christopher and Dana Reeves" Direct Effect of Quality of Life Program.
05-31-2023: We completed a twelve month pilot project "Trauma Informed Small Groups" with the State Department of Education Climate Control.

Volunteers have the opportunity to enjoy country life while helping others through Equine Assisted Services. Give back to our community, obtain a corporate volunteer day or needed educational hours (including higher education: observation, field site opportunity, internships, research, etc.) or simply giving your time and talents to help others.


Children & Youth
Animals, Children & Youth, Community


We'll work with your schedule.


395 N. 177th W. Ave.Sand Springs, OK 74063



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Veterinary
  • Farming
  • Equestrian
  • Fitness Instruction
  • Outdoor Recreation


  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Our sessions are 30 minutes from mount to dismount. A minimum of one hour is required.
  • Previous horse experience. A volunteer that has been trained within our riding program over time.

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