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Work with horses and help children with special needs!

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ORGANIZATION: CHILDREN OF PROMISE STABLE INC

  • 39 people are interested
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Riding horses is a physical activity that can offer many therapeutic benefits. Many riders experience a connection to the horse that few sports can create. The rhythmic motion of the horse acts as a powerful tool to improve documented benefits of strength, flexibility and balance. Riding also brings mental rewards and improves cognitive abilities.

Students have the opportunity to participate on horseback in a "sensory trail" which includes an element of educational tasks and spatial awareness and identity. Our sensory trail system, located in a beautiful serene location by the stable, allows the horse and rider to navigate the peaceful, shady pathways that wind their way around the wooded fringe of the property. We have designed our trail to provide visual, auditory, and tactile stimulation.

The benefits of horseback riding and other equine assisted activities are as numerous as the types of disabilities and conditions served. The therapeutic qualities of horseback riding are recognized by many medical professions, including the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Volunteering is a rewarding, as well as, an educational experience. We are always looking for committed volunteers to help maintain our facilities, horses and provide assistance to our students. Horse experience is valued but not required.

Volunteers can help groom, tack horses, serve as horse leaders, or walk along the rider’s sides in helping to support them. Learning to be a horse leader or side walker helps our riders enjoy a safe and educational riding lesson.

Other opportunities are available to participate in caring of the horses or helping with barn maintenance. Volunteers may also assist with special events and fundraisers. We need people with all kinds of talent to help with our program.

All volunteers must attend a brief orientation before they can volunteer in our program.

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About CHILDREN OF PROMISE STABLE INC

Location:

135 Convent Road, Nanuet, NY 10954, US

Mission Statement

Children of Promise Stable, Inc., is a Not-For-Profit 501 (C)(3) tax-exempt corporation, that provides professional equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for both children and adults with special needs through a diversified equestrian riding program. Founded in 2001, we are a first-class facility designed to foster positive emotional growth, independence and improve the physical and social well being of our clients.

Description

We want to enrich lives of special needs individuals by promoting excellence in equine assisted activities. Our focus is on providing an equine program designed for each individual’s educational, physical, social and recreational goals. We look to encourage an "I can do it" attitude for those who have been previously limited in their abilities.

We are dedicated to following the standards set forth by PATH Intl. to ensure safety, quality and success for our clients.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Children & Youth
Animals, Children & Youth

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

135 Convent RoadNanuet, NY 10954

(41.08588,-74.03017)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Must commit to a consistent day and a minimum of one hour per week.

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