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THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER OF HUNTINGTON BEACH
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Due Date: Jun 30th 2023



We strive to empower people with physical and developmental challenges to discover their greatest strengths and gain a sense of self-confidence and self-reliance through the special relationship with a horse. We are a 100% volunteer organization that provides Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) to individuals of all ages who have disabilites. We serve children and adults of all ages who have a variety of disabilites, including autism, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, spinal meningitis, Down syndrome, vision impairment, deaf/hard of hearing, learning disabilites, and developmental delay of all levels. Simply put, therapeutic riding is horseback riding combined with physical, social, and emotional therapy. Our Therapeutic Riding Volunteers work directly with the Instructor to provide assistance prior to and during the therapeutic riding lessons. The main responsibilities include participating in the lesson by leading a horse or side-walking with a student. As a volunteer for therapeutic sessions, it is best to be able to commit to the same day and time for a full session. We are in need of regularly scheduled volunteers year long, as we have a Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer sessions. Fall, Winter, and Spring Sessions run about 10 weeks. The Summer session runs about 6 weeks. We ask that you commit to a full session (with a minimum requirement of making 80% of the lessons). We will be matching you with a horse or student to work with during that session so that you can help the student excel in our program. Our volunteer work can be strenuous and typically requires the following: being able to stand on your feet for at least 1 hour at a time, walking and jogging on uneven ground, being able to handle a dusty environment, and being able to move quickly around large animals. Please Note: No prior horse experience is necessary, but very helpful! If you want to apply as a volunteer, please, go to page https://www.trchb.org/volunteer Our website is https://www.trchb.org/, email is info@trchb.org, contact phone is (714) 848-0966





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