During these uncertain times, how can we help?

As the world leader in volunteerism we feel a responsibility to unite our broader community, and to use this moment to become stronger.

See below to access our COVID-19 Resource Hub, and to explore our growing directory of COVID-19-specific and virtual volunteering opportunities.
Read More
  • ORGANIZATION PROFILE
  • GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center

Causes

  • Interest area icon
  • Interest area icon
  • Interest area icon
  • Interest area icon
  • Interest area icon

Volunteer with us!

VIEW AS
Subscribe Get an RSS feed of these Opportunities
Please wait . . .

Mission Statement

To improve the quality of life of children and adults with special needs through equine activities and therapies, resulting in a more independent life in society.

Description

GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and PATH Intl' Premier Accredited Center in Milford, PA. Since 1995, GAIT TRC has provided equine activities and therapies for children, teens, and adults with special needs within the tri-state area. The horses utilized in these programs have been specially trained and carefully selected for their temperament, soundness, and equilateral movement. All equine sessions are conducted by PATH Intl' Certified Instructors, Equine Specialists, licensed therapists, credentialed mental health professionals, and trained volunteers.

GAIT TRC's year round therapeutic services include Therapeutic Horseback Riding, Equine Assisted Learning, Hippotherapy, and Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy. Other services offered include Vocational Training, Horses 4 Heroes, Community Service, Volunteer Opportunities, and Internship Programs.

Educational opportunities include internships, mentoring for Instructors in Training, Registered PATH Intl' On-Site Workshop and Certification (OSWC), and PATH Intl' Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Workshop and Skills Test (ESMHL).

Reviews

Average Review 1 reviews

Would you recommend GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center?

by Diana M. from Shohola, PA (January 22, 2017)
I first became a volunteer as a teenager in 2000-2002 and returned in 2014 as an assistant to the instructor and Volunteer Coordinator. It has been an amazing experience working with the horses and people with special needs and has made a significant impact on my life.