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Equine-Assisted Therapy Program (Horses)

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ORGANIZATION: TREE HOUSE of Greater St. Louis

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 196 people are interested
TH Facility

TREE House of Greater St. Louis (formerly known as Therapeutic Horsemanship) uses equine-assisted therapy to help people with disabilities achieve their potential both mentally and physically. We need volunteers to walk beside the horse and provide physical stability to the rider while functioning as an extension of the therapist. Volunteers can also assist with office work, gardening, maintenance, etc.

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About TREE HOUSE of Greater St. Louis

Location:

332 Stable Lane, Wentzville, MO 63385, US

Mission Statement

To improve the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families through Therapy, Recreation, Education and Exploration.

Description

Nestled on approximately 90 acres in St. Charles County, TREE House of Greater St. Louis is a unique and welcoming place where individuals with disabilities and their families can find acceptance, tackle mental and physical challenges, and express their spirit in a peaceful and natural setting.

Founded in 1975, and formerly known as Therapeutic Horsemanship, TREE House is one of the oldest and most respected PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Centers in the United States. Programs serve individuals from age 2 through adulthood who have physical, mental, emotional, social, and/or learning disabilities.

Disabilities served include, but are not limited to, autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, mental and physical disabilities, traumatic brain injury, and more. TREE House operates year-round and relies heavily on the support of volunteers.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Animals, Children & Youth, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

332 Stable LaneWentzville, MO 63385

(38.75701,-90.85641)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Gardening
  • Physical Therapy
  • Equestrian
  • Occupational Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two to four hours per week (flexible)
  • No prior horse experience required

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