Freedom Reins Therapeutic Riding Center Seeking Volunteers

PHOTO: Courtesy of Reins of Live

PHOTO: Courtesy of Reins of Live

Jasper (Local Sources) –  Freedom Reins Therapeutic Riding Center is a not-for-profit, accredited organization with its purpose being to improve the bodies, minds and spirits of children and adults with disabilities through the use of horse therapy.

Horse riding is a widely recognized and progressive form of therapy.  It is a thoroughly enjoyable experience which creates a special relationship between the rider and the horse.

The ability to control a horse as well as one’s one body inspires self-confidence, responsibility and teamwork. Volunteers are the key link to help Freedom Reins meet its mission.

Most of our riders would not be able to participate without the physical and emotional support of the volunteers.  Volunteers are the backbone of this therapeutic riding program.  Volunteers will assist the certified Riding Instructors to ensure directions are being carried out to the best of their ability.

Volunteers could also assist with barn duties, fundraising efforts and various activities associated with the therapeutic riding center. No experience is necessary.  Volunteers are asked to give about 90 minutes of time one evening per week.  Training will be provided.

The next volunteer training will be held on Saturday, February 27 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the facility. This training is for any new volunteers or those already assisting with the Freedom Reins program.

The first session for riders will begin the first week of March.  Sessions are held in the evening on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays.

The location of the facility is 1077 N. Meridian Road in Jasper.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for Freedom Reins, contact Linda Klem, volunteer coordinator at 812/631-1725.

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