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HORSES FOR A CHANGE INC

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Volunteering at Horses for a Change could change your life and the life of a special rider. Our therapeutic riding program helps children and adults facing physical, emotional or social challenges. Riding and being around horses helps them discover their own strength, beauty and talent. Volunteers help prepare horses for lessons and participate in lessons as horse leaders and side walkers. NO SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED, JUST A DESIRE TO HELP (and OK with being around horses!).

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About HORSES FOR A CHANGE INC

Location:

PO BOX 54, ESOPUS, NY 12429, US

Mission Statement

We make the healing power of being on and around horses accessible to people of all ages, abilities, and financial means.

Description

Horses for a Change has been providing therapeutic riding opportunities for almost 20 years and finally became a 501(c)(3) organization in 2014. Most of the students in our program are on the autism spectrum, but we also have students with MS, cerebral palsy, PTSD and other issues. Our volunteers help by getting horses ready for lessons and by walking beside the rider or leading the horse. Safety is our number one priority, and volunteers help keep our students safe. Volunteers also get to know the students and to see the - near-miraculous in some cases - improvements in their physical, mental, and emotional being . It's incredibly rewarding to be a part of this! Horse experience is not required, but helps. We train our volunteers and ask only that they commit to at least a few hours a month of service.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Frog Hollow Farm570 Old Post RoadEsopus, NY 12429

(28.33576,-82.66695)
 

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Equestrian
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 2 hours/month
  • Some horse experience preferred, but not required.

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