The Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy program partners with horses, utilizing their movement and the important bond between horse and rider, to promote improved physical and emotional well-being and independence for individuals with disabilities.
At Pegasus we provide therapeutic exercise in various forms always emphasizing ability and maintaining an environment of respect and trust for our riders, volunteers and horses.
All of our volunteers get to have fun working alongside our therapy horses and our program participants. During lessons, each rider works with a “team” that includes a horse, a horse handler, and two side-walkers. This is your opportunity to get to know our riders!
In addition, volunteers help groom and tack the horses before the lessons start. After lessons, you might also help out feeding the horses and settling them in for the night after a good day’s work playing with our riders.
You must be 14 years or older in order to volunteer at Pegasus. All volunteers are required to go through an orientation and training session. Volunteers must have medical insurance as well.