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Equine Studies- Therapeutic Horsemanship Volunteer Program

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT THE OHIO HORSE PARK

 

Ohio University Southern is always seeking volunteers to assist at the Ohio Horse Park Center for Therapeutic Riding located at the Ohio Horse Park in Franklin Furnace, Ohio. Ohio University's Ohio Horse Park is home to a PATH certified therapeutic riding center. The therapeutic riding program serves individuals with physical, mental, social and emotional disabilities. This program is dependent on volunteers.
 
One does not need any prior experience or knowledge of horsemanship to volunteer in the therapy program. Our volunteers will be taught everything they need to know during a scheduled training session at The Ohio Horse Park. Volunteer training sessions will be scheduled prior to the start of the therapeutic riding season. Sessions are primarily run spring through fall. Volunteers are asked to commit an hour per week for the entire span of that therapy session. The sessions range from a 6 to 10 week time period, depending on time and the individuals involved.
 
Our volunteers serve as mentors, groomers, horse leaders, side walkers, and spotters along with interacting positively with our children and adults. There are jobs that can be given to those who want to help but not interested in working directly with horses. If you want to spend an hour each week having fun, giving your heart to kids, teenagers, adults with disabilities, and making great friends, come join us!
 
The following is our Volunteer Application: Application for Ohio Horse Park Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship (PDF)
Application for Ohio Horse Park Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship (PDF)

People interested in helping teach safe and basic equestrian lessons to children and adults with emotional, social, behavioral, mental, and physical disorders are encouraged to register for the training session. Volunteers are needed to lead, tack, and groom horses and interact positively with children and adults. To be a part of the volunteer team, contact Stephanie Bias at bias@ohio.edu or call 740.354.9347. 
 
Ohio Horse Park Schedules Volunteer Training Session  

 

Ohio University Southern is always seeking June027 copyvolunteers to assist at the Ohio Horse Park Center for Therapeutic Riding Center located at the Ohio Horse Park in Franklin Furnace, Ohio. No horse experience is necessary.
 
People interested in assisting with safe, basic equestrian lessons for children and adults with emotional, social, behavioral, mental, and physical disorders are encouraged to register for the volunteer training session. Volunteers are needed to lead, tack, and groom horses along with interacting positively with children and adults. 
 
Volunteer training sessions will be schedule prior to the start of the therapeutic riding season. Sessions are primarily run spring through fall.
 
To be a part of the volunteer team, contact Stephanie Bias at bias@ohio.edu or call 740.354.9347.

 

Therapeutic Riding Volunteer Program

 

Ohio University's Ohio Horse Park is home to alester copy premier accredited therapeutic riding center. The therapeutic riding program serves individuals with physical, mental and emotional disabilities. This program is dependent on volunteers. One does not need any prior experience or knowledge of horsemanship to volunteer in the therapy program. Our volunteers will be taught everything they need to know. Volunteers are asked to commit an hour per week for the entire span of that therapy session.
 
The sessions range from a 6 to 10 week session, depending on time and the individuals. Our volunteers serve as mentors, horse leaders, side walkers, and spotters in the therapy arena.
 
We will find a job for anyone interested in volunteering. There are some jobs that can be given to those folks who want to help but aren't interested in working directly with horses.
 
If you want to spend an hour each week having fun, giving your heart to kids, teenagers, and adults with disabilities, and making great friends, come join us!