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Any therapeutic riding school experiences?

I would like to volunteer to help out at t therapeutic riding school in November, and I was just wondering about your experiences volunteering or working there. I may have to give up riding for the time that I am working there, but I think it will be worth it. Have you worked at one? Was the experience a good one? LQ: How does mowed grass cause colic? (Serious question)

Asked By: - 6/30/2011
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I work Sat-Wed at a therapeutic riding barn. Started out as a volunteer and am now staff... More
Answered By: Nuclear Wessels - 6/30/2011
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Answered By: IcyDarkPrincess - 6/30/2011
 
I've volunteered at one for the last two summers and it's been great. It's really awesome seeing the children improving because of being around the horses. What I did was called "side-walker" and we had an ankle hold and an over the thigh hold while the children rode and we jogged and walked next to the horse. We also... More
Answered By: RAWR - 6/30/2011
 
I volunteer at one. I'm helping with lessons this summer and also helping feed the horses 1 time a week (I started feeding in Feb.). I enjoy it, but it cuts down on my riding time. I don't think I'll continue to do lessons next summer (might drop feeding too) because I want to get a job (already have 2) and want to... More
Answered By: Bubbles!! - 6/30/2011
 
I have worked at a therapeutic riding school and it ws an amazing experience! I volunteered for about 4 months and I would defiantly do it again. I loved spending time with all the horses and seeing the how happy the kids were when they got to ride! I would defiantly go for it if I were you... More
Answered By: My girl, Kyra - 6/30/2011
 
i volunteer every saturday... More
Answered By: horse.cwazy☮ - 6/30/2011
 
yes i have volunteered and a couple different theraputic riding centers, and they were each different, the one they had a lift that got the kid onto the horse, the other one had a ramp where the kid was slid on the the horse. the first one was really strict about everything, even though i had told them i had been... More
Answered By: mcgraw_hill_fan62394 - 6/30/2011
 
i volunteer at a therapeutic riding school and its amazing. i was working with of this autistic girl who would not make eye contact and would hardly ever speak but she would talk to the horse and a little while into the lesson i noticed she was making more eye contact and little by little coming out of her shell. she... More
Answered By: Carlay - 6/30/2011
 
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