Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center is currently seeking volunteers to assist with our Equine Assisted Therapy Classes offered at the Latigo Equestrian Complex near Black Forrest. We hold classes Monday - Saturday.
You do not need to be horse savvy to volunteer at PPTRC! You just need the desire to help an amazing group of people with special needs! All volunteers 14+ are welcome.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT PPTRC:
SIDE WALKERS: Responsible for the safety of the rider. Sidewalkers help get horses ready for class and assist their rider with helmeting and mounting. Sidewalkers support their rider as he or she gets to know and care for the horse.
HORSE LEADERS: Responsible for the horse’s safety and control at all times. Horse Leaders reinforce the rider’s signals to the horse and maintain proper distance from other horses in the class while walking, changing directions, and passing. This role requires some prior horse handling experience. Training opportunities are offered often!
BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING AT PPTRC:
A chance to change lives through the amazing attributes of the horse
Working with the incredible animals that make up the PPTRC herd
Reduced fee riding lessons
Looks great on resumes and college applications
HOW TO APPLY:
Please RSVP by messaging us or by emailing our Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THERAPEUTIC RIDING AND HIPPOTHERAPY:
Therapeutic Riding is an activity on horseback that positively contributes to the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social well being of individuals with adaptive needs. It provides benefit in the areas of therapy, educational sport, recreation, and leisure.
Hippotherapy is a treatment strategy utilized by Physical, Occupational, or Speech Therapists while on horseback.
PPTRC has been providing equine therapy to the community since 1981! We are a premier accredited program through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (www.pathintl.org) ensuring safety and quality services. Visit our website at www.pptrc.org to learn more!