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CLEVELAND COUNTY HEARTS AND HOOVES INC

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The Volunteer Team is what makes therapeutic riding possible. Without a volunteer team, many of our riders would not be able to participate. Leaders and side walkers form a team to support their rider during a lesson, consequently the quality of the volunteers directly affects the quality of the lesson. We are thankful for all of our volunteer teams and the opportunities they provide for our riders. The Volunteer Team includes leaders, side walkers, arena support/gate.

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About CLEVELAND COUNTY HEARTS AND HOOVES INC

Location:

PO BOX 281, WACO, NC 28169, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission: to provide therapeutic horseback riding services to children and young adults with disabilities for the purpose of increasing their communication, social, academic, behavioral and motor skills, ultimately leading to greater educational achievement and a better quality of life.

Description

Why We Do What We Do
What is therapeutic riding?
Therapeutic riding is an equine-assisted activity for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals with special needs. Therapeutic riding provides benefits in the areas of health, education, sport, recreation and leisure.
How Does it Help Participants?
The movement and unique walking gait of a horse or pony most closely resembles that of a human. Therefore, when a person is riding a horse, the rhythm and motion is therapeutic; the body gains strength and coordination through its adjustment to the horse's gait. Participants also have to practice verbal skills, interactions with both humans and horses and practice shapes, colors and many other cognitive skills while working in the arena.

Animals
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1701 Charles RdShelby, NC 28152

(35.26489,-81.57117)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours - 5 hours. Tuesday’s and Thursday’s 9:15am- 1:45pm for our arena volunteers. All other volunteering areas (fundraising, community outreach, and clerical help) are very flexible.
  • Arena helpers must be able to walk for up to 30 minutes per class. Horsemanship helpers need to have at least minimal horse knowledge.

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