Volunteers Needed At Prancing Horse
Prancing Horse is Moore County's only Center for Therapeutic Horseback Riding, located in Cameron.
Riding a horse is an enjoyable experience for many people, but for an individual with a disability it can be much more.
Each year people with physical, cognitive, and/or emotional disabilities discover the benefits of therapeutic horseback riding.
Whether it's a five-year-old with Downs Syndrome, or a 45-year-old recovering from a spinal cord injury, horseback riding builds self-esteem, helps increase mobility, and provides a chance to participate in an activity for fun outside a therapist's office.
Each school year, Prancing Horse Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center provides hours of therapy free of charge to Moore County public school students with impairments.
"Interested in spending a couple of hours a week with a horse and child who could benefit from your kindness?" asks a spokesman. "Attend one of two orientation sessions scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 5, or Wednesday, Sept. 6. Orientation begins at 9 a.m.and wraps up at noon with a free light lunch. You'll see the farm where students receive therapy, meet some of the gentle horses, and make a new friend or two."
No previous horse experience is required.
For more information, contact Ruth Anne Murphy, RSVP Director at 910-947-6395, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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