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Help Individuals with Disabilities while working with Horses

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ORGANIZATION: Equest Special Riders Inc.

  • 38 people are interested
sidewalking and leading a Equest Special Rider

Equest Special Riders offers basic horsemanship to individuals with disabilities. We have 3 classes on Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm. You must be 14 or older and able to walk for 45 minutes at a time in a sand arena. We are looking for volunteers that can come on a consistent basis each week. That can be every week, every other week or maybe just one or two sessions a Saturday. Our ability to offer classes depends on knowing if we have enough volunteers to ensure safe classes for our riders.

No horse experience required. We have a training program. You will be able to groom, help tack up the horses and walk along side to ensure our riders have a safe ride.

Horseback riding develops self-confidence and coordination and strengthens muscles. Attention span increases and self-esteem in elevated. During their lessons, riders receive instruction in basic horsemanship as well as specialized activities for their individual disabilities

Equest Special Riders, Inc. is a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic International. Our instructors are PATH Certified

1 Shift

  • 09:30 AM to 01:00 PM PST
    Saturday mornings
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Equest Special Riders Inc.

Location:

PO BOX 5391, SPANAWAY, WA 98387, US

Mission Statement

Equest Special Riders, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote physical and mental strength and coordination as well as self-esteem and enjoyment through horseback riding activities for individuals with disabilities

Description

Horseback riding develops self-confidence and coordination and strengthens muscles. Attention span increases and self-esteem is elevated. And besides, it's fun. During their lessons, riders receive instruction in basic horsemanship as well as specialized activities for their individual disabilities. The ages, as well as the type of disabilities, of the riders vary. All riders must have their physician complete forms stating that the student is physically able to participate in the program prior to beginning the program.

Equest is member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Riding, International. Our riding instructor are PATH Certified.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
People with Disabilities
Animals, People with Disabilities

WHEN

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

WHERE

Summit area - Tacoma WashingtonTacoma, WA 98446

(47.13648,-122.3758)
 

SKILLS

  • Equestrian
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Weekly 3 hours on Saturdays Can adjust to meet your needs

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