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Therapeutic Horseback Riding lesson Volunteer (No experience required)

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HHH Ranch

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HHH offers a wide range of volunteering opportunities. Some require horse experience, but many do not. All we need is your willingness to give of yourself and commit your time.

Horse Leader -This person should be extremely experienced in handling horses in all situations and requires the approval of the Head Instructor.

Sidewalker - This person assists the rider according to the instructor’s directions. Sidewalker training is done during orientation.

Grooming Assistant - This volunteer takes direction from the Tack Coordinator about the preparation of horses for classes. This job will include grooming and some general horse care and handling. This volunteer should have a basic idea of how to groom a horse and maintain safety while in the stall with a horse.

Equine Caregivers - Responsible for feeding, cleaning pastures/stalls and moving animals. The Equine Care Givers must have a good working knowledge and skills with horses. There is a shadow/training program that must be completed before working independently. These volunteers must be 16 and older, have at least 2 plus years of horse experience, be willing to work week or weekends, and able to lift fifty pounds. This requires a regularly scheduled commitment of three to five hours per week.

Ranch Hands - Help with building and ground maintenance. Small construction projects, landscaping, repairing fence, servicing the vehicles, etc are important jobs that keep the Ranch safe for horses and children. Hours are flexible, seasonally/as needed by the ranch. Must have construction background knowledge, access to power tools. Mechanical skills are also needed for the care of equipment.

FUNDRAISING - If you’re a go-getter and love to talk with people, you’d be great at helping us round-up auction items and sponsors for our Back to the 80’s gala or finding contributions for our children who are on full scholarships.

TACK CLEANERS - This requires no horse experience and children with their parents can come out and help. We are always in need for volunteers to dust and wipe down the equipment that we use on the horses as well as the items we use with our students.

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About HHH Ranch

Location:

14101 W Bruns Rd, Manhattan, IL 60442, US

Mission Statement

To support people and horses alike in their time of need.

Description

Hands, Hooves & Hope Ranch was established in 2015 and is constantly looking to improve the quality of people and animals lives. Hands, Hooves & Hope Ranch is dedicated to promoting building confidence, communication skills, healing, and equality for all individuals in a variety of ways, including therapeutic riding, education, and research. We believe that people should not be the only ones allowed to heal and grow emotionally, physically, and mentally from our services; we believe that horses should be allowed the same opportunity, which is why we use trained rescue horses to provide our therapeutic services.

At Hands, Hooves & Hope Ranch is to promote building confidence, communication skills, healing, and equality for all individuals in a variety of ways. However, we believe that people should not be the only ones allowed to heal and grow emotionally, physically, and mentally from our services. At HHH we allow horses that same opportunity, which is why we retrain rescue horses to provide our therapeutic services.

Animals
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

14101 W Bruns RdManhattan, IL 60442

(41.40882,-87.95372)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 13
  • Orientation or Training
  • HHH runs on 5-week sessions. Program sessions are offered on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 2 pm-7: 15 pm, as well as, Saturdays from 8am-5pm. Each program session is 30 minutes. We ask each volunteer to commit to a 5-week session.

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