StableStrides has been providing equine therapy to the community since 1981! We are a premier accredited program through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (www.pathintl.org) ensuring safety and quality services. StableStrides is currently seeking volunteer horse handlers to assist in our Mental Health Therapy sessions offered at the Norris-Penrose Event Center on Tuesdays - Saturdays between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.Volunteers must be 18 years or older.
Volunteers are needed to maintain a safe and supportive environment by safely handling the horse, to observe and give feedback on horse behaviors, and to share observations with the therapist about how clients and the horses interact. We work with active duty service members, veterans, and civilians.
Solid horse handling skills (training available) Ability to confidently direct clients safely around the horses Excellent communication skills Commitment to at least 9 weeks of programming 18 years or older
BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING AT STABLESTRIDES:
A chance to change lives through the amazing attributes of the horse Working with the incredible animals that make up the StableStrides herd Reduced fee riding lessons Looks great on resumes and college applications
ABOUT EQUINE ASSISTED THERAPY:
Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) is a form of experiential psychotherapy that includes horses. This includes a number of mutually beneficial equine activities such as handling, grooming, and lunging.
To significantly improve the lives of individuals through a connections with horses.
Not only is StableStrides (formerly Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center) the oldest and largest program in El Paso County, we are the only PATH, Intl Premier Accredited Center in the area. We offer Hippotherapy and Therapeutic Riding to children and adults with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities as well as Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) to those experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD and other Mental Health issues.
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
We'll work with your schedule.
1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd # 3Colorado Springs, CO80905