Horse Leader for Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program

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Transitions EAAT

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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.

Qualifications

  • 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

Responsibilities

  • 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

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About Transitions EAAT

Location:

PO BOX 180932, MOBILE, AL 36618, US

Mission Statement

Transitions Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy offers riding lessons and training to children and adults of all abilities. With over 25 years of teaching experience, our head trainer has the experience to provide safe, fun and challenging riding instruction to individuals of all abilities. Transitions is a member center with Path, Intl (a federally-registered 501(c3) nonprofit, was formed in 1969 as the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association to promote equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for individuals with special needs) and our instructor is safety certified with American Association of Horsemanship Safety and a certified instructor for working with our Veterans.

Description

Transitions is an organization which centers on horse assisted activities and therapies that include, riding, mounted and ground activities, grooming, stable management and more. Our students range in age from 5-80 and include individuals of all abilities.

Therapeutic Riding serves special needs such as: * ADD * PTSD * Autism Spectrum Disorder/Aspergers * Down Syndrome * Amputations * At-Risk Youth and Emotional, Behavioral Challenges * Muscular Dystrophy and Cerebral Palsy * Hearing and Speech Impairment * Substance/Physical Abuse * and many more

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

700 Eliza Jordan Road NorthMobile, AL 36608

(30.70526,-88.29208)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Community Outreach
  • Veterinary

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 13
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 Therapeutic lessons per week for 8 weeks

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