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Equest Therapeutic Riding Center

3800 Troy Road

Wylie, Texas 75098

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Category: Children & Youth Services, Health Care Services, Physically & Dev. Challenged, Animal Services
Contact: Ellie Grant
Phone: 972-412-1099 ext. 211
College Proximity: BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC
DART Availability: Yes
Vehicle Required: No

You will help adults and children with disabilities, learning differences & emotional challenges to ride horses, thus building core strength, balance, muscle control, confidence and self-esteem. Service Learning students prepare the horses for class and follow the directions of the class instructor, which may involve leading the horse, side walking, or giving moral support. Arrive 45 minutes prior to class to assist with grooming and saddling horses. No experience necessary. Times available are Monday - Saturday, day and evening and barn help daily, Monday- Sunday. Visit the volunteer page of the website for forms, information, directions, handbook and training flyer. Click on “volunteer” then on “application” to download PDF. Must complete application with liability release, contact information, photo and medical releases, criminal background check permission form, confidentiality and social marketing agreements. Please complete and include current session registration form where you indicate the days and times you might be able to help. New site in Dallas in addition to our Wylie barn. Opportunities to volunteer daily in either location.

Dallas Site:
811 Pemberton Hill Road
Bldg. #4,
Dallas, Texas 75217
CJ Bankhead
972-412-1099 ext. 228

For orientation details, please contact the agency.