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Exceptional Equestrians

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

Side Walkers work with clients with disabilities and horses, walking beside the horse during riding sessions.

Side Walker duties include:

  • Interacting with clients

  • Assisting during mount and dismount

  • Assisting the client during activities such as grooming the horse, playing games, and other tasks.

No experience is necessary. Training is provided.

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About Exceptional Equestrians

Location:

1120 ORLANDO DR, DE PERE, WI 54115, US

Mission Statement

Where Horses Help Humans Experience the Exceptional

Description

Exceptional Equestrians provides Hippotherapy, Therapeutic Riding, and Adaptive Riding to individuals and groups. *Hippotherapy is part of an individually formatted treatment plan that is goal specific and directed toward functional outcomes. In a Hippotherapy session, the movement of the horse influences that of the rider. Hippotherapy is a powerful tool in therapy because it allows the therapist to impact all of the sensori-motor systems. Children develop an emotional bond with their horse and demonstrate increased motivation to engage in therapeutic activities. Hippotherapy has been shown to impact: -range of motion -strength -balance -motor planning and coordination -speech and language -respiration -arousal level and modulation -sensory systems Treatment through Exceptional Equestrians is provided by a PATH-(Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) credentialed Hippotherapy clinical specialist. *Therapeutic riding involves the use of a horse to promote the following skills: -balance and posture control -mobility and range of motion -eye-hand coordination -attention and arousal -sensory integration -social, language and cognitive skills Therapeutic riding is conducted in a group session by a certified riding instructor. Goals are established by the instructor with input from the client's therapist. Therapeutic riding does not imply "therapy" as provided by a licensed professional.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1130 Orlando DriveDe Pere, WI 54115

(44.44589,-88.13811)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Animal Therapy
  • Child Development

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • Looking for a weekly shift if possible for 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Please fill out an application https://www.exceptionalequestrians.org/volunteer

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