Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship, www.equest.org


(32.72752,-96.71974)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

811 Pemberton Hill RoadBuilding #4DallasDallas, TX 75217
Fluffy makes a friend!

About

Help children and adults with disabilities, learning differences, and other challenges, as well as veterans and their families, receive crucial therapy from riding or working with horses at the beautiful new Texas Horse Park in southeast Dallas. Equest needs you as groomers and tackers, leaders and sidewalkers, working side by side with our clients to enable them to use their minds and bodies and regain control of their lives, work their muscles and brains, to achieve independence and improve their physical, mental and emotional lives. Get fresh air and exercise while serving your community- doing important work that changes lives. Join a dedicated and wonderful team of people who bring joy and hope to the daily struggle of so many clients and their families. Work with our amazing horses- the most wonderful natural therapists in the world. Arrive 45 minutes before each class to groom and tack the horse, and work an hour in class as a leader or sidewalker, then 15 minutes or so after class to put things away, for a total of 2 hours, per class commitment. Many choose to do more than one class. Program Volunteers must attend training before volunteering. Classes run Monday - Saturday, February 3rd- May 5th, for Winter/Spring Session 2018, with more sessions in Summer and Fall as well. Please choose a regular 2 hour slot at the same day and time each week for the 12 week session. We offer classes to volunteer in most mornings, afternoons and evenings, each week throughout the year. Each class is a 2 hour commitment. Volunteer riding lessons are also offered for a fee. The program is closed Sundays except that horse care and barn chores are done every day. Please also see our website for more details: www.equest.org under volunteering- application, registration and training flyer. Program Trainings are scheduled from 8:30 am-2:30 pm on Saturday, January 13th, or Saturday, January 20th (please choose one and call or email to sign up. (More trainings will be held in June and August for future sessions) We need your help and you will love it! Barn volunteers also welcome. For Program and Barn volunteering sturdy footwear required and dressing for the weather in layers as needed is advised. Classes run "rain or shine" as barns and arena are covered. Opportunities for Internships & Administrative volunteering as well.

Skills

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Equestrian
  • Spanish
  • Administrative Support
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • class times- am, afternoons and evenings
  • heat tolerance and physical fitness helpful

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