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Volunteer During Therapeutic Horseback Riding Lessons

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ORGANIZATION: REINS OF LIFE INC

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 14 people are interested
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No horse experience needed! Volunteers must be 13+ years old. After training, you will be able to assist riders with disabilities during their horseback riding lessons. Volunteers must commit to ~ 2 hours per week during an 8-week session. You will work with the same rider & horse during the entire session. Most volunteers are side walkers, meaning that you walk next to the rider during their lesson to provide the level of support they need - whether that's holding their ankle for balance or just walking alongside and helping them stay focused. Training dates for 2024 are on Mondays (2-4:30 p.m. CT) & Tuesdays (5:30-8:30 p.m. CT): May 28, August 5 & 6, October 21 & 22, December 16 & 17.

Volunteers who demonstrate the appropriate level of skill & experience lead the horse during lessons.

Other volunteer opportunities which require additional training are for Therapeutic Carriage Driving & Interactive Vaulting. See our website at www.reinsoflife.org for more info.

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About REINS OF LIFE INC

Location:

9375 W. 300 N., MICHIGAN CITY, IN 46360, US

Mission Statement

To improve the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities through equine-assisted therapy

Description

Reins of Life serves children and adults with disabilities in our therapeutic riding program, as well as:

  • Special education classes through our school programs.
  • Seniors and group homes through our Nuzzles and Snuggles program.
  • Utilizes visits from our mini-horse to help educate and reach the community.
  • Veterans' program

Reins of Life works closely with the schools and colleges. Some activities and hours can be counted toward internships, community hours, etc.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation
Animals, People with Disabilities, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

9375 W. 300 N.Michigan City, IN 46360

(41.65209,-86.88145)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Physical Education
  • People Skills
  • Equestrian

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 13
  • ~2 hours per week per session (sessions are 7-8 weeks)
  • Closed toe shoes; able to walk 45 minutes at a time

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