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2015-01-08

Triple H Equitherapy needs volunteers sign up for volunteer training on Jan. 10

Special to the Courier

Triple H Equitherapy in Pipe Creek seeks volunteers to help children, adults, and veterans with disabilities who participate in equine therapy programs. Volunteer training for side walkers and horse handlers is scheduled for this Saturday, Jan. 10.
Side walkers help facilitate therapeutic horseback riding by keeping riders with disabilities safe. Trainees need the ability to walk for up to an hour and at times to hold arms at shoulder height. No previous horse experience is necessary. Side walker training is scheduled from 9 am to noon Saturday morning followed by a light lunch.
Horse handlers' primary responsibility is the horse. Some previous horse experience is required, and trainees need the ability to walk for an hour. Horse handlers are responsible for grooming and tacking horses before and after classes. Horse handler training is from 1 pm to 4 pm Saturda. Trainees are invited to come for a light lunch at noon.
"These volunteer opportunities are ideal for teenagers and adults who love horses and love spending time outdoors, " said Keisha Laughy, Volunteer Program Director. "And best of all, volunteers experience the joy of helping children, adults, and veterans with special needs participate in programs that enrich and often change their lives."
Individuals are welcome to attend both trainings on the same day. To register or get more information, please call Laughy at 830-510-9515.