How can you help? Helping Horseshoe Therapeutic Riding Club could not exist without the help of volunteers.
Volunteers assist in a variety of ways.
Some apply their horsemanship skills in the arena, while others who aren’t experienced with horses perform other duties that ultimately benefit the center’s riders. Volunteers are needed to assist in these ways: Leading the horse Side walking (walking alongside the horse to offer the rider support when needed) Grooming horses Tacking up horses Cooling out horses Cleaning tack Helping with fund-raisers Assisting with administrative duties Attending horse shows By volunteering, you can learn about disabilities, horses and make new friends.
You’ll gain tremendous satisfaction from watching your riders improve physically, mentally and emotionally.
But most of all, you will be making life brighter for individuals with disabilities. Orientation To Disabilities Cerebral Palsy Cerebral Palsy is a condition caused by damage to the brain that affects the coordination of movement.
A person with CP may have stiffness, involuntary movements, problems with balance sometimes accompanied by a tremor, or a combination of these difficulties.
In some instances the whole body is affected often including speech muscles, while others have primary involvement of the legs or the arm and leg on one side of the body.
Effort may result in an increase of muscle tone, or abnormal movement patters and a loss of balance making it hard for the person to perform new movements.
Intelligence and learning ability in most cases are normal, but there may be a learning disability or mental retardation.
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