TROtt (Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa-Carleton) - Simplyk

TROtt (Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa-Carleton)

Responsable: Fiona Kearney

Mission : The Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa-Carleton (TROtt) has been providing therapeutic riding lessons for children and adults with primarily physical, developmental and learning disabilities for over 40 years. TROtt is a CanTRA accredited centre (Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association). What volunteers do: BEFORE THE CLASS * Groom the horse. We encourage riders to help where possible for all or part of these activities; you may be in charge of a rider, helping/teaching/guiding them. * Tack up the horse. * Sweep the aisle. * Be in the arena with the horse ready 5 mins before the start of class. DURING THE CLASS Side Walker: Walks beside the rider during the class always within arms reach of the rider. Primary responsibility is rider safety and to assist in keeping a balanced and secure position for the rider. This can include hands on support and/or verbal support and encouragement. Helps the rider with understanding instructions and playing games. Horse Handler: Leads the horse around the arena according to the instructor’s instructions. Has proper control of the horse at all times and monitors the horse behavior letting side walkers and instructors know of any problem arising. Basic requirements: 14 years of age or older. We welcome any high school students looking to complete hours for their curriculum Reasonable level of fitness (e.g. be able to run alongside a trotting horse for 40 to 80 M) Able to commit to one two-hour time slot per week (or more if you wish). There are 4 sessions of 6 to 15 weeks per year and we ask volunteers to commit to at least one full session. See the calendar for dates of the sessions Volunteers over 18 years of age need to have a current Police Records Check for working with the vulnerable sector.
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