Volunteer Training for Therapeutic Horseback Riding Assistants

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The Right Path Riding Academy

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Life-changing volunteer opportunity. Training for volunteer sidewalkers and leaders who assist special needs participants in free equine assisted activities and therapies will be held Saturday, February 2, 10:00am to 3:00pm. No experience necessary. Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age. Volunteers need for 10 week Spring semester which begins the week of February 11. The classes in most need of volunteers are Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9am to 1pm, 3pm to 4pm, 4pm to 5pm, and 5pm to 6pm; and Fridays 9am to 1pm. Thanks to volunteers like you, Right Path Riding Academy has been impacting lives each school year for 22 years!

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About The Right Path Riding Academy

Location:

16620 Old Shamrock Hwy, Drumright, OK 74030, US

Mission Statement

To provide an equestrian environment where special needs children and adults can achieve their highest potential - physically, emotionally, and cognitively - through the unique avenue of therapeutic horseback riding, cart driving, and other equine-assisted activiteis. "Horses that Heal and Heart that Care" is our motto.

Description

We are a non profit organization created to help people with special needs enjoy the benefits of equine assisted activities. These include riding, cart driving, grooming, ground exercises, and other activities associated with horses. We use certified instructors and trained volunteers to plan and implement individualized programs for each student. Located on a cattle ranch south of Drumright in Creek County and founded by Leslie Kirkland, a registered prhysical therapist, we have provided these services for those with special needs since 1996.

The benefits that occur because of the horse's movement are improved balance, core strength, posture, and mobility. The horse as a motivator can help stimulate children with speech problems, learning delays.

We have indoor and outdoor arenas. Children attend a 1 hour class once a week and class days are Mon.through Fri., days and evenings.

Fundraising activities occur throughout the year, and our major fundraiser is held in October.

WHEN

Sat Jan 25, 2020 - Mon Apr 20, 2020
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM  

WHERE

16620 Old Shamrock HwyDrumright, OK 74030

(35.9072,-96.60921)
 

SKILLS

  • Special Needs
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Mentoring

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 to 5 hours per week for 12 week semester
  • Be over 14 years old, be able to walk for 1 hr and able to commit for 12 weeks

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