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Experienced Horse/Barn Care Volunteers Fall/Winter 2021

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Spring Reins of Life - Horses, Humans & Healing

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We need superstar volunteers who have ample horse experience to assist our Equine Specialist with basic barn chores. If you enjoy taking care of horses, we invite you to come and help care for a very special small herd of horses (and 3 donkeys) who change and save lives for a living.

Duties include:

  • Taking GREAT care of the herd of 4 legged therapists who save lives and help trauma survivors heal.
  • This includes washing water buckets, maintaining outside water sources, filling hay nets, sweeping, and cleaning of the stalls daily.
  • Cleaning up manure/hay from dry lot, indoor/outdoor arenas, and smaller paddocks close to the barn.
  • The herd includes 4 horses, 3 donkeys. 7 stalls on shavings.

Barn volunteers are taught the patterns, the tools and the specific chores needed in the SRoL barn.
All barn volunteers on a trial run in the beginning to determine fit.

WINTER Middays (November through May):

Winter Barn Shifts are in the Midday (approx. 11:00am to 1:00pm) as the horses are outside during the day and inside overnight, the stalls and barn need to be cleaned to prepare for them coming back in. There is also some outdoor paddock clean up needed in the areas close to the barn.

Note: There is also a shorter midday/early afternoon shift available to students, retirees, or adults to maintain outdoor pastures, weather permitting. This could be after school hours a couple of days per week. Please inquire with us.

VOLUNTEER SERVICE HOURS COUNT: SRoL will verify/validate service hours for those who come here and give their heart and hard work to the herd that heals. This counts for Boy/Girl Scouts, School Service Hours, Church Groups, and more.

Because of the AMAZING work these horses do and the miracles they set forth, we are picky about their care. If you are detail-oriented, this will be a fit. :)

See our 4-legged trainers in action at https://youtu.be/bhykEwv1tNo

We hope to see you at the farm!

1 Shift

  • 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
    Experienced Horse-Barn Help Needed Through Spring 2022: Midday Shift is Supervised to clean stalls, barn and paddocks.
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Spring Reins of Life - Horses, Humans & Healing

Location:

c/o: Hunt Cap Farms, 401 Main Street, Three Bridges, NJ 08887, US

Mission Statement

Spring Reins of Life (Horses, Humans & Healing)'s MISSION is to provide a safe, healing and empowered path to peace, positive growth and self-guided recovery with the assistance of Horses as our guides for trauma survivors who do not want to, refuse to, or simply cannot "talk about it". We serve combat veterans, at risk teens & young bereaved children in New Jersey.

Description

Spring Reins of Life (SRoL) is a non-profit 501c3 organization. We are an EAGALA Model program offering Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) which incorporates the use of horses for therapeutic intervention toward promoting emotional growth and healing. We do not offer any riding or mounted work in our program. While there are many benefits to horseback riding, the EAGALA model is a solution focused base that enhances the emotional benefits of behavioral rehearsal and experiential component that is displayed when observing the horses in free will interacting with clients. The core populations that we serve are combat veterans, at risk/high risk teens & young children with grief.

Animal assisted therapy with horses combines the positive emotional effects gained from the human/horse bond with opportunities to challenge and explore one's thoughts and internal struggles during activities with an equine partner. It is a therapeutic intervention that defeats the stigma often associated with traditional counseling, but more importantly, it is an intervention that works.

***Visitors and Volunteers Welcome! We do have a strict policy of keeping all visits to a scheduled appointment or meeting time. No walk-ins are allowed, this is for your safety, the safety of the horses and the farm. Thank you for understanding.

Animals

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

Hunt Cap Farms401 Main StreetThree Bridges, NJ 08887

(40.5312,-74.7766)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • We are looking for a commitment of one (1) shift per week for approximately 3 to 6 months. It is a great workout, and an opportunity to learn about horse/barn care.
  • Winter barn help is with less horse handling than in the summer, therefore horse/barn care experience is helpful yet not necessary. We will teach/train the tools, techniques, and routines.

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