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Share your Love of children and horses. Assist Equestrian Therapy Riders

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Saddle Light Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship

Mr Cool

Join us by committing to assist riders during their Equestrian Therapy sessions. Help build self-esteem and quality of life to the disabled population in and around the Northeast San Antonio area.

Each (M-F) evening starts at 3:00 pm and lasts until 9:00 pm. We break the evening into two shifts for our volunteers.

The first shift is 3-6 pm: These volunteers come in and groom the horses, clean the paddocks and put the hay out. Then they get tack and horses ready for lessons. Lessons are from 4-6 pm. Volunteers assist the riders as side walkers.

The second shift is 6-9 pm: These volunteers come in and get tack and horses ready for lessons. Lessons are from 6-8 pm. Volunteers assist the riders as side walkers. From 8-9 pm they feed, turnout horses and clean stalls/barn.

*Side walkers are volunteers who walk next to the riders legs and give whatever level of support is needed depending on the individual rider’s needs. Volunteers with more horse experience lead the horses during lessons.

Training is required before you begin volunteering. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more information. volcoor@sbcglobal.net The Saddle Light Center is located in the Retama Equestrian Center at 17530 Old Evans Rd in Selma, TX -Thanks!

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About Saddle Light Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship

Location:

17530 Old Evans Rd., Selma, TX 78154, US

Mission Statement

Saddle Light Center (SLC) is a community oriented non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide equestrian therapy for children, teenagers, and adults that have a disability including: neurological, orthopedic, learning, and emotional as well as a wide range of others. Our goal is to inspire our riders to accomplishments previously considered beyond their capabilities.

Description

Saddle Light Center was founded in May of 1991 for the purpose of providing horse-based therapy for individuals with a wide range of disabilities. Because of the strength, balance, and coordination developed through horse back riding, participants often find that other physical tasks such as walking become possible. Therapy on horseback is fun while providing significant physical, mental, and emotional benefits. Riders are scheduled on weekday afternoons and evenings.

Animals
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Retama Equestrian Center17530 Old Evans RoadSelma, TX 78154

(29.5996,-98.31525)
 

SKILLS

  • Physical Therapy
  • People Skills
  • Animal Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • Attend weekly for at least 3 months
  • Not afraid of horses and can walk 60 min.

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