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Side & Lead Walkers for Therapeutic Riding

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ORGANIZATION: Ridgebury Riders

  • 47 people are interested
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Side & Lead Walking

We are looking for volunteers to assist in our hippotherapy sessions as side walkers and lead walkers (All training will be provided). Side walkers and lead walkers work in conjunction with certified therapists to ensure rider safety. No horse experience is necessary.

In this highly rewarding volunteer position. You will be working alongside our amazing clients as they work to achieve their goals. The work they do cannot occur without dedicated volunteers to fill these important roles.

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About Ridgebury Riders

Location:

484 RIDGEBURY RD, RIDGEFIELD, CT 06877, US

Mission Statement

Ridgebury Riders is located within Ridgebury Farm and Stables, a beautiful 56 acre equestrian facility in Ridgefield, CT, where we pride ourselves on being a kinder, gentler place. Here inclusiveness rules the day. We consider our sense of community fundamental to wellbeing. This is a place where we are not judged for our shortcoming but applauded for our achievements, how far we've come, and our willingness to try!

Description

Ridgebury Riders is what we call our riders, regardless of age, experience, neuro-diversity or riding ability. Being a Ridgebury Rider means you have the ability to develop at your own pace, working with our instructors, therapists and specially selected therapy horses. Our goal is to provide life- changing opportunities regardless of ability to pay.

Volunteering or donating to Ridgebury Riders directly allows us to offer mounted Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy to children and adults with a variety of special needs, as well as therapeutic riding services regardless of their ability to pay.

Thank you so much for your interest!

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

484 Ridgebury RdRidgefield, CT 06877

(41.35342,-73.52625)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • We will work with your schedule. A therapy session is 45 minutes long.
  • Ability to stand/ walk for 45 minutes, follow directions, and lift 25 pounds.

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