Hearts & Horses Volunteer Orientation: Tuesday, May 11: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM
Hearts & Horses
Enrich Your World. Volunteer your time and talent at Hearts & Horses. Volunteers drive the Hearts & Horses program and are indispensable at all levels of the organization. Hearts & Horses believes that every volunteer contribution is immeasurable in it’s worth and value for our organization and, ultimately, our riders. No matter what job you choose to volunteer for at Hearts & Horses, you are an integral part of the team and are greatly valued. Some volunteers bring skills in horsemanship, others bring leadership skills, and others bring understanding and acceptance in helping others to seek fuller, more satisfying lives. Volunteers also bring many new ideas and insight to the program and frequently enlist their friends! Ask any Hearts & Horses volunteer and they will readily state that they gain as much, or more, than they give.
Join us as we go over the different kinds of volunteer roles, how to get into training, what schedules look like, and wrapping up with a tour of the property! Please note, this orientation will be done virtually through Zoom due to COVID-19 restrictions on group gatherings. After you sign up for the orientation, you will receive connection information the day before the orientation.
Please Register at https://www.heartsandhorses.org/home-page/about-hearts-horses/volunteering/getstarted/.
About Hearts & Horses
163 N County Road 29, Loveland, CO 80537, US
Hearts and Horses Therapeutic Riding Center promotes the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social well being of people with special needs through equine assisted therapy.
Who we are... Hearts and Horses is a remarkable organization that offers therapeutic horseback riding to individuals with a wide range of special needs. Professionals, staff and more than 200 volunteers per week, provide a window into the freedom of a more able-bodied lifestyle. Therapeutic riding challenges clients at their individual levels. Riders are supported and encouraged to meet their goals. Our instructors are rigorously trained and certified by PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International.)
Why Horses... The natural gait (movement) of the horse simulates human walking movement that cannot be replicated mechanically. While riding, clients must constantly make postural adjustments to maintain their balance, which in turn increases their overall balance, orientation, and body awareness. Other benefits include improved muscle tone, posture, range of motion, flexibility, social skills and emotional well being.