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Come Volunteer in our Therapeutic Riding Program!

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Windrush Farm Therapeutic Equitation, Inc.

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 16 people are interested
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Interested in working with people with challenges?

We are currently looking for horse handlers and side walkers for our winter session of classes, which runs from January 3rd to February 18th.

Join our vibrant volunteer community on a beautiful horse farm! Windrush Farm is a therapeutic riding center helping people with all kinds of challenges in their lives. Our mission is to promote confidence, independence and well-being in children and adults with physical, cognitive or emotional challenges through therapeutic riding and horse related programs.

Side walkers assist our riders during their lesson, everything from helping them physically on the horse to giving them encouragement and emotional support. They focus on the rider and create enduring relationships with them!

Horse handlers
are responsible for bringing our horses down to the arena for the lesson, and leading and managing the horse during the lesson. Horse handlers will need to learn our horsemanship techniques to keep handling skills consistent for our horses.

The minimum age for horse handlers is 14.

We typically need volunteers in 1 hour classes Monday through Friday between 8:30- 6:30pm.

Please email us at volunteer@windrushfarm.org.
Thank you for considering us as your volunteer opportunity!
https://www.windrushfarm.org/

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About Windrush Farm Therapeutic Equitation, Inc.

Location:

479 Lacy Street, North Andover, MA 01845, US

Mission Statement

Windrush promotes confidence, independence and well-being in children and adults with physical, cognitive or emotional challenges through therapeutic riding and horse related programs.

Description

Windrush Farm is a leading provider of equine-assisted services that includes therapeutic riding and horse-related activities, for children, teenagers and adults with physical, cognitive, or emotional challenges. Windrush is a Premier Accredited Center, a designation awarded by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) to centers that exceed industry standards for programs, instruction and horse care. Founded in 1964 by Marjorie Kittredge, Windrush has also earned the award, Massachusetts Horse Farm of Distinction, for many years. Windrush has a large indoor and outdoor arena and is located in a rural setting on the North Andover/Boxford line, surrounded by conservation land. For more information go to www.windrushfarm.org.

Animals
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Windrush Farm479 Lacy StreetNorth Andover, MA 01845

(42.66036,-71.03476)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Mental Health
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Equestrian
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 1/2 hours per week minimum
  • Need to be able to walk and jog next to a horse

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