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Hippotherapy Sidewalkers

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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 62 people are interested

Sidewalkers are responsible for assisting the client physically, cognitively, and emotionally as necessary throughout the duration of the hippotherapy session, as directed by the therapist. They must stay within reach of the rider and be aware of everything that is going on while assisting the rider in completing the tasks as directed by staff. They are encouraged to interact with the client to reinforce the instructions and praise of the therapist, while respecting the therapist’s need to communicate efficiently with the rider.


  • 16 years of age or older.
  • Completed sidewalker training and passed a sidewalker competency checklist.
  • Able to communicate with therapists/instructors, volunteers, and other staff members.
  • Able to reinforce instructor’s or therapist’s directions when requested.
  • Able to react appropriately in a crisis situation.
  • Able to stand, bend, and walk with intermittent jogging for up to an hour at a time over uneven surfaces.
  • Willing to learn and follow DST procedures and policies.
  • Able to accept constructive feedback and follow direction from DST staff members.
  • Able to commit to a consistent schedule on a weekly basis.


  • Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled session.
  • Check in at the Volunteer Center and view daily schedules and announcements.
  • Greet the rider when he/she arrives and assist in finding and fitting the harness and helmet.
  • Assist with mounting and dismounting.
  • Walk or jog beside the rider providing support as instructed.
  • Assist with position changes and/or supporting the rider as instructed by the therapist.
  • Reinforce the therapist’s directions when asked. Remember our riders may need extra time to respond and excessive talking can easily distract them.

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2673 E Sawyer Road, Republic, MO 65738, US

Mission Statement

Empowering children to achieve their maximum potential by providing accessibility to skilled therapy services in an integrated environment.


Established in 2016 with patient services started in 2018, Dynamic Strides Therapy (DST) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving accessibility to pediatric therapy and providing children with quality occupational, physical, and speech therapies. Our patients receive unique treatment that combines traditional occupational, physical and speech therapies with therapeutic benefits of equine movement, a unique sensory gym, off-site aquatic therapy, and the compassionate support of skilled, certified therapists. Our mission is to empower children to achieve their maximum potential by providing accessibility to skilled therapy services in an integrated environment. The design of our organization helps us to continually work toward our mission of helping children achieve their maximum potential by providing skilled therapy services in an integrated environment.
Dynamic Strides Therapy is the only therapy facility in the area to incorporate hippotherapy into children's therapy sessions. The term hippotherapy refers to how occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology professionals use evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning in the purposeful manipulation of equine movement as a therapy tool to engage sensory, neuromotor and cognitive systems to promote functional outcomes.


Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Animals, Children & Youth, Health & Medicine


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2673 E Sawyer RoadRepublic, MO 65738



  • Child Development
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Pediatrics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech-Language Pathology


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Varying Shifts: Monday through Thursday 8am-5pm, Fridays 8am-12pm.

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