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ORGANIZATION: Ride for Joy Therapeutic Riding Program


- Complete majority of hours on Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays between 9am-6pm
- Must be enrolled as a student of a college or university, with a GPA of 2.8 or above.
- Moderate to advanced equine skills and knowledge required.
- Applicants will be required to complete a riding & tacking evaluation.
- Must be able to lift 45lbs and physically able to walk/jog in a sandy arena during lessons.

Work directly with Equine Staff to learn skills relating to equine and barn management. Opportunities include learning about horse care and training, health care and first aid, and building a relationship between horse and rider. Interns will work with PATH Intl. certified instructors through observation and mentorship, to learn about lesson planning, skill progress and program implementation. Additionally, arrangements can be made to work directly with the Executive Director, Director of Outreach, Program Manager and Volunteer Coordinator to learn valuable skills in the non-profit sector. Responsibilities May Include: - Attend staff meetings & volunteer trainings. - Leading and side-walking during lessons as needed. - Attend prospective equine and rider evaluations. Learn about pairing riders with horses. - Assist with equine training. May include lunging and/or riding horses. - Assist with grooming, bathing, tacking, feeding, turning in/out and during vet/farrier appointments. - Maintain barn, arena, tack room and stall organization and cleaning practices. - May have the opportunity to participate in selecting new members of our herd of therapy horses. - Learn how to write individual and group goals, evaluate rider progress and create lesson plans. - Understand the why’s behind risk management procedures, PATH Intl. standards, and precautions and contraindications. - Other duties as assigned.

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About Ride for Joy Therapeutic Riding Program


28379 El Paso Rd, Caldwell, ID 83607, US

Mission Statement

Ride for Joy Therapeutic Riding Program is a Premier Accredited Center of PATH Intl. Our mission is to provide professional and compassionate equine assisted activities and therapeutic riding lessons to individuals with special needs, military veterans and active duty personnel. Being a Premier Accredited Center (PAC) of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) puts RFJ in the top 30% of centers worldwide.


Ride for Joy offers the following services and activities: therapeutic riding, student evaluations, veterans program, one time rides, field trips, all abilities camp, veterans retreat, barn tours and volunteer trainings and opportunities.


People with Disabilities
Animals, Community, People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


28379 El Paso Rd.Caldwell, ID 83607



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Equestrian
  • Special Needs
  • Veterinary




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We can accommodate college/university requirements for internship credit.
  • Must be available on either Tuesdays or Wednesdays between 9am-6pm.

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