Freedom Reins Therapeutic Riding Center Seeking Volunteers

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 therapeutic horsemanship. Horseback riding provides many therapeutic benefits and is an excellent way for people with disabilities to learn new skills. 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 session for riders will begin in the middle of August. Two sessions are held each evening on Wednesdays 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 Karissa Krohn, volunteer coordinator at 812/631-9453.

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