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THERAPEUTIC EQUESTRIAN CENTER

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Meet Nellie & Matt

No experience is necessary ... we'll train you

The only requirement is that you can walk for about 45 minutes. Not a constant walk as there are many stops within the riding lessons. Anyone the age of 14 and up can join the TEC Volunteer Team. We are in need of volunteers on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday & Thursday afternoons and evenings and for our Saturday lessons from 9 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Each lesson is an hour and fifteen minutes, once a week. If you can't make every lesson, perhaps you could be a sub?

Can't volunteer? Can you help us spread the word by sharing our need with your family or friends? We would appreciate it if you did. THANKS!

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About THERAPEUTIC EQUESTRIAN CENTER

Location:

615 N M 140, Watervliet, MI 49098, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Therapeutic Equestrian Center (TEC) is to enhance the lives of people with special needs through horse-related activities.

Description

TEC is a non-profit 501(3)c service oraganization which provides year-round therapeutic horse-related activities to those with special needs. TEC exists to enhance the lives of people with special needs through engaging them in horse-related activities TEC's therapeutic riding program helps people from children to seniors find hope and reach potentials they never thought possible. Participants benefit in. Wide variety of ways. Therapeutic riding is a form of physical exercise. Physical therapists state that the horse's movements mirror people walking with benefits that can't be replicated in a clinic. Horses sense our emotions allowing a special connection between them and their rider. That connection mau motivate a rider to utter their first words and empower them for their first time in their lives to be in control of a situation. Riders often also experience as bebefits such as greater ability to stay focused, behavioral improvements, and increased muscle strength. These benefits can improve classroom experiences as educators often see improvements as skills acquired in school are applied In new settings.

Animals
People with Disabilities
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

615 N M 140Watervliet, MI 49098

(42.18671,-86.26057)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Mentoring
  • Special Needs
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Family Therapy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 1/4 hour per week or more if you choose

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