NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY TO BE A HERO! PFP utilizes their horses in a variety of ways to help individuals with special needs overcome their challenges via hippotherapy, vaulting, independent riding, and on the ground activities among others. Volunteers are needed DAILY, primarily for leading the horses and sidewalking with the riders.
Although there are many breeds of horses to use, PFP uses quarter horses due to their quiet disposition, and varying sizes. There are only a couple of exceptions - our Shire, Rupert, who weighs about 1,800 lbs (don’t let his size fool you...he really loves kid); our Halflinger, Lager, who definitely is a favorite with our smaller riders; our 2 mini donkeys, Joe & Jerome; and our 2 mini horses, Snicker & Peanut.
Along with the everyday programs, PFP also has some show teams. There is the Special Olympics team that travels to the state meet every fall, and the NSBA team which travels regionally to some top AQHA shows, as well as the world show in Tulsa, OK. The program is always changing and could only benefit from having new people join!
So, come be a HERO to someone with special needs and make some new friends as well!
- Child Development
- Physical Therapy
- Animal Therapy
- Veteran Care
- Children Medical Services
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 13
- Orientation or Training
- A weekly commitment of at least 2 hour is required
- If you have a desire to help others, our riders need YOU! We'll train you how to do everything else.