Volunteers sought to help with therapeutic horseback riding in Goffstown
Thursday, October 17, 2013
GOFFSTOWN – Volunteer training sessions and clinics on horse behavior sponsored by the UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center have been planned.
Each week, 120 volunteers are needed to help in therapeutic horseback riding and carriage driving lessons for children and adults with special needs.
Volunteer training dates are:
Monday, Oct. 21, 1-4 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6-9 p.m.
Training includes orientation to the program and facility, hands-on learning in grooming, and tacking the horses. Volunteers learn how to support students in therapeutic horseback riding and carriage driving riding lessons.
Volunteers are asked to commit one hour a week for a six- or eight-week term. Volunteers must be at least 14. No horse experience is required.
Volunteer training is a prerequisite to attend “Horse 101” from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. The clinic will include The inner working of horse herds, how horses communicate, how we communicate with horses, horse instincts, what to do if a horse reacts to its natural instincts while in hand and how to effectively put all these tools together to more effectively handle horses in hippotherapy and therapeutic riding lessons.
The UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center is at 153 Paige Hill Road. For more information, visit www.upreachtrc.org.