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Jan 10 2020

Therapeutic Horsemanship

By Norman Powers for The Island Connection

Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding, the Southeast’s oldest and largest program dedicated to empowering adults and children with disabilities to live more active and fulfilling lives through therapeutic horsemanship, will train volunteers Jan. 25 in preparation for its 12-week spring classes, which begin in February.

Training for potential volunteers will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at CATR’s longtime home at Brickhouse Equestrian Center on River Road on Johns Island.

CATR serves more than 150 riders each year. Volunteers ensure that students can safely achieve their riding goals by working as side walkers and horse leaders in support of the rider. The January training will offer everything volunteers need to know to start working with CATR students. Previous experience working with horses is not necessary, but registration is required to participate in the training.

To learn more and to register, email volunteers@catr-program.org or call Volunteer Coordinator Kenna Brookshire at 843-559-6040.

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