Hope, Healing and Hooves is a non-profit organization allowing children the opportunity to interact with horses to enrich their lives.
The primary focus is on enriching the lives of underprivileged youth. They are elementary students who have experienced trauma or other difficult events in their lives. We provide them with a wholesome activity to keep them on the right track.Currently, we are working with Spring Branch ISD and Spring Shadows Elementary. A SBISD bus provides the students and teachers a ride to and from the program after school.
HHH is looking for volunteers to help with our riding program. We need horse savvy people and also if you just want to work with children, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.Hours are 2:00-4:00pm. We are in need of (5) volunteers each day, we are flexible. The program runs with SBISD school days beginning September 12, 2016 through May 2017.
After the gearing up, grooming and tacking their horses, students are split into groups. Alternating between riding, horsemanship skills, and working on scholastic material (horse activity workbooks).
Activities include working towards teaching students the proper way to mount, control their horse at a walk and sometimes trot.
Every volunteer works with the students and the assigned horse.
Explain horse related topics, such as safety rules, proper handling, horse tack, etc.
Teach a child to safely groom a horse
Help tack horses
Help supervise young riders during ride time.
Teach them obstacle coursesExperience is not required, we will train all volunteers. We are located near I-10 West and Beltway 8/Energy Corridor. Please register through Volunteer Match and the Program Coordinator Debbie Perkins Text or Call 832-499-2542.
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 2 to 3 hours total time commitment