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Assist with therapeutic riding lessons for special needs children and young adults

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PANTHER CREEK INSPIRATION RANCH INC

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We are a therapeutic riding ranch requiring volunteers to help with riding lessons by either side walking (walking alongside the horse and rider in a lesson) or leading the horse during the lesson. Each lesson can require one leader and up to 2 side walkers. No experience is necessary. We provide complete training. These are ongoing volunteer opportunities as the goal is to have the same volunteer team for a rider to develop a rapport and increase the therapeutic benefit of the lessons. Each lesson is led by a PATH certified instructor.

1 Shift

  • 09:15 AM to 07:00 PM
    We have one hour long therapeutic riding lessons Monday through Thursdays from 9am to 7pm and Saturdays from 9am to 1pm.
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About PANTHER CREEK INSPIRATION RANCH INC

Location:

PO BOX 130001, 33029 Wright Road, Magnolia, TX 77355, US

Mission Statement

OFFERING HOPE. RENEWING LIVES. INSPIRING CHANGE. Inspiration Ranch exists to strengthen children, youth, and adults striving to overcome their physical, emotional, and social disabilities with Therapeutic Riding and equine-assisted therapy and activities. Each week nearly 70 special needs children and youth ride in our Therapeutic Riding Program to physically and emotionally strengthen their core muscles, improve their walking, and elevate their ability to communicate. Through our Mental Health Program, we reach people that have suffered severe emotional trauma. It’s here, on our 40-acre ranch, that we help them learn new boundaries, skills and overcome obstacles.

Description

While it’s evident that these programs are vastly different from one another, the common thread is the highly trained and skilled horse coupled with the compassionate staff. We invite clients into an arena with horses to facilitate the therapeutic process. As a result, our clients can gain strength and insight into their nonverbal communication and behavior patterns. A non-judgmental and keenly trained horse can instinctively analyze and react to our body language and other nonverbal cues. They possess the remarkable gift to assess a situation quickly and encourage interaction - no matter the hurdle to overcome.

Every day, the team at Inspiration Ranch strives to break down stigmas, barriers and celebrates the inclusion of individuals that strive to reach new goals. We provide exceptional equine-assisted therapy and activities in a loving Christian environment.

Animals
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

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

WHERE

33029 Wright RoadMagnolia, TX 77355

(30.13904,-95.66967)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Mental Health
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Counseling / Mental Health

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • Each rider has one lesson, for one hour, weekly. Our goal is to have the same volunteer team for each rider.
  • We serve special needs children and work with animals outdoors.

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