You will be expected to walk beside a horse or pony during a physiotherapy session, when a disabled child will be seated on top of the horse or pony, receiving physiotherapy exercises.
You are there to provide a safety ‘net’ for the child, in case they start slipping off the horse or pony. You will be required to assist in keeping the child in their seat, whilst the horse or pony is walking around the Indoor Arena.
If you have experience in horses or ponies you will be leading and tacking up the horses and ponies. However this can be taught to anyone that is not experienced but wishes to have more contact with the horse or pony
You will need to be able to walk unaided, and provide stability to children aged from 18months to adult. This means that if the disabled person starts to fall off the horse or pony you have the strength to prevent them falling and you can hold them on the horse or pony if they do not have the strength to do so themselves. (You will also be required to have a background check – formerly CRB – now called DBS)
If you have equine experience, that will be an added benefit as you will be aware of the dangers surrounding working with equines and you will be confident in being around them. However this can be taught to all inexperienced Volunteers.
You will also need to be able to get to the centre which is based in Galleywood, Chelmsford.
It would be advisable not to have severe uncontrollable equine related allergies.
- Suitable for under 18s
- DBS check required
- Training provided
- Volunteer policy
- Covered by insurance
- Expenses reimbursed
- Equal opportunities policy
- Written role description
- Volunteer induction
- Ongoing support
- Health and safety support
When: 15/05/2017 - 15/05/2018
Volunteers will be required from 8.30 until 4pm on Mondays, Wednesday and Thursdays or any hours during those hours or days
Chelmsford Equestian Centre
Carloton Farm, Beehive Lane,
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