The primary responsibility of the Horse Handler is the control and care of the horse!
As a Horse Handler, you will groom and tack horses in preparation for the lessons and lead them during lessons, keeping their safety and comfort in mind.
*Because of the specific requirements of this position, horse experience is necessary*
Our program runs Monday to Thursday 9am to 5:30pm and Friday mornings. We love when volunteers can commit to at least one two to three-hour shift per week, but if you can't, no problem! We also take casual/fill-in volunteers.
Required Education, Skills and Qualifications
VTRA is a non-profit, charitable organization that uses horseback riding as a recognized therapeutic aid for people with a wide range of physical, intellectual, psychiatric, and learning disabilities. VTRA offers classes to more than 160 children and adults with disabilities that include cerebral palsy, down syndrome, autism, intellectual challenges, hearing or vision impairment, and many more. VTRA is made up of a volunteer board, a small paid staff and more than 100 volunteers who through their dedicated contribution of time enable these individuals to benefit from the therapeutic properties of horseback riding each week.
Job Type: Volunteer