Volunteer Duties + Expectations
FETC needs volunteers to help with our therapeutic riding classes during the week as side walkers and horse leaders. Classes are mildly physical with walking up to 30 minutes at a time ( with some breaks of course) and some jogging possible for short distances. Must be able to physically lift 25lbs and must be at least 14 years old. We are planning to resume a normal operating schedule for our fall session that will start up in August of this year.
---- sidewalker/horse leader definition:
Side walker - A person who walks beside the horse next to the student's knee area while the student is mounted. They offer moral support as well as look out for the students balance (Seeing that they are not shifting to far over one side or the other on the horses back). Their focus is on the student not the horse. (No horse experience needed here)
Horse leader - A person who controls the horse's movement on a lead line while the student is mounted. The horse leader is responsible for watching to see that the horse is comfortable and responding in a relaxed manner to the student. Their focus is on the horse. ( Horse experience required here)
Other needs: are barn maintenance, cleaning stalls, feeding and turning out horses, gardening/landscape maintenence. Building maintenence, office cleaning.
Special need of videotographer/photographer
To sign up email [email protected]
Hosted by Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center Inc.
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, a member center of PATH International, addresses the physical, emotional, and mental challenges people with all types of disabilities face.
Classes are designed to help the participant to gain life skills like learning to focus on and finish a task, follow directions and interact well in social environments, improve balance and physical movement. The use of horses in the Therapeutic riding and Educational ground activities program helps to break down barriers with its participants, it helps them to develop skills, bonds and friendships. By design, the program helps improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.