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HORSEPLAY HIPPOTHERAPY & THERAPEUTIC RIDING INC

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 5 people are interested
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HorsePlay's major volunteer need is horse-handling and/or side-walking during therapy sessions.

As a horse-handler, you must be comfortable around horses, have prior horse experience, groom, tack/untack, and lead the horse as specified by the therapist. Emergency training, signed HIPOAA forms, and signed waivers are required.

As a side-walker, prior horse experience is not required. Side-walkers are responsible for "spotting" riders for safety during the mounted portion of the therapy session. This is an interactive opportunity between the volunteer and therapy participate, which also requires walking through the arena, standing/walking in 30 minute periods, and engaging in various play activities. Emergency training, signed HIPOAA forms, and signed waivers are required.

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About HORSEPLAY HIPPOTHERAPY & THERAPEUTIC RIDING INC

Location:

3725 College Avenue, Conway, AR 72034, US

Mission Statement

HorsePlay Hippotherapy & Therapeutic Riding, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Conway, AR. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for children with special needs. Qualified and licensed healthcare professionals utilize the unique qualities of the horse's movement to make functional improvements related to physical, occupational, and speech therapy goals.

Description

HorsePlay was founded in 2018 and is proud to offer services including physical therapy, speech therapy, also an occupational therapist who has achieved a national certification of hippotherapy clinical specialty. Our program's success depends heavily on volunteer support. In a typical speech, physical, or occupational therapy session using horses (called hippotherapy), we need at least one to two volunteers. Volunteer opportunities include side walking, fundraiser support efforts, handyman work, errands, horse handling and/or exercises, and others. HorsePlay also offers various intern opportunities as well as clinical observation hours for those students who may be interested in health care professions.

Animals
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3725 College AvenueConwayConway, AR 72034

(35.08501,-92.49334)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Child Development
  • Community Outreach
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Each therapy session lasts 1 hour, we typically we have 4 sessions per day. Weekly commitments are preferred, any time is much appreciated!
  • We provide a fun learning environment using horses to meet therapy goals, and are looking for fun, kid-loving, animal people to help us out!

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