Providing equine assisted therapy for those with physical, mental, or emotional challenges

Staff

Primarily, Dream Riders of Kentucky is a volunteer driven agency with the exception of a part-time Executive Director, who is responsible for promoting the program, registering riders, fundraising, and recruiting volunteers. Experience has taught that to run the facility effectively,a part-time Barn Manager is necessary to oversee the facility’s maintenance and the horses’ care. During the riding season, contractual riding instructors are hired to facilitate the riding programs.
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These individuals have responsibilities for organizing and directing ride sessions for 12-20 children per week. They assess each child’s specific needs; develop programming that will enhance their physical/mental capabilities, sense of worth and well-bring; liaise with parents and health care providers, assign volunteers; select horses that are  suited for each rider; supervise tacking of the horse; ensure safety of the rider, volunteer and horse and evaluate outcomes of the ride when the session is complete.