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Horse Side-Walker

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Equine-Assisted Therapy, Inc.

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

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About Equine-Assisted Therapy, Inc.

Location:

3369 Highway 109, Wildwood, MO 63038, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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 PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship). The riders are charged a small fee, also offer scholarships for those unable to pay. Funding for this program comes from fundraisers,
special events, individual and corporate donations.

Equine-Assisted Therapy, Inc. has two locations: its headquarters on Hwy 109 in Wildwood and also at Long View Farm Park in Town and Country.

Animals
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3369 Highway 109Wildwood, MO 63038

(38.54707,-90.63173)
 

SKILLS

  • Special Needs
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Mental Health
  • Equestrian

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 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)

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