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Transitions EAAT is a non profit organization that is designed to work with individuals (within the parameters of their cognitive, emotional and physical needs) who want schooling in traditional dressage, therapeutic riding or equine-assisted therapies. It is our desire to also offer riding lessons (private and group) for those who simply could not otherwise afford the experience.
Position Title: Horse Leader Horse leaders are responsible for the care of the horse, before, during and after the lesson. Therefore, they should arrive 30 mins before the lesson and anticipate staying for 15 minutes afterward.
Posses a competent working knowledge of equine behavior
Demonstrate strong horse handling skills
Vigilant-paying constant attention to the horse’s attention, behavior and movement
Complete leader level 1 training
Additional training will be required at the discretion of Program Director for those who would like to work toward gaining the skills and experience necessary for this role
Have the horse groomed, tacked and ready for the start time of the lesson
Notice behavior, mood and needs of the horse
Warm up the horse in the ring, show them any obstacles and equipment. Once warmed up, line up in the center of the arena facing the mounting ramp
Control the horse at all times
Be alert and aware of the entire lesson environment
If the horse is not needed again, remove the tack, groom the horse and return the horse to the assigned area