- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
17 people are interested
The main responsibility of a sidewalker is to insure the safety of the rider. Sidewalkers should not interact with the horse and should keep their focus on the rider.
During a lesson, the sidewalker walks to the side of the rider with one arm over the rider’s thigh or with a hand on the rider’s ankle. The degree of assistance from the sidewalker will depend on the need of the rider. Sidewalkers must be able to walk at a fast pace, jog intermittently during the lesson, have good listening skills and have a willingness to learn.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Equine-Assisted Therapy, Inc.
3369 Highway 109, Wildwood, MO 63038, US
Equine-Assisted Therapy, Inc has but one purpose; that is to provide horsemanship experiences to persons with mental, physical, and psychological disabilities in order to enhance the quality and productivity of their lives.
Equine-Assisted Therapy, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing therapeutic horseback riding activities for individuals with disabilities within the St. Louis area. EAT is a member of NARHA (North American Riding for the Handicap Assoc.). The riders are charged a small fee, but that covers less than a fourth of operating cost. Funding for this program comes from fund raisers,
special events, individual and corporate donations, and government grants.
Equine-Assisted Therapy, Inc. is centrally located in West St. Louis County at Long View Farm Park in Town and Country at the corner of Clayton & Mason roads. Our second location is located on Calvey Creek Road in Robertsville, MO.
We'll work with your schedule.
3369 Highway 109Wildwood, MO 63038
- Special Needs
- Teaching / Instruction
- Animal Care / Handling
- Mental Health
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 14
- Orientation or Training
- Classes are weekday afternoons, evenings & Saturday mornings. Can volunteer from 1-4 hours/week for every 7-week session throughout the year.
- Convenient to Wildwood location (109 & Old State Rd)