Volunteers needed for equine therapy at Maple Ridge riding association

January 26, 2023

Children and adults with physical, emotional, and developmental disabilities benefit immensely from programs at the North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association.

However, the association depends heavily on volunteers to be able to take riders out.

Currently they have about eight riders who have been assessed for the program and approved, but who are unable to benefit from the equine therapy because there are not enough volunteers to support them.

Longtime volunteer Gay Conn said they are looking for volunteers who are available during the day and who are physically fit.

Retired seniors are usually a good fit for the program, she said. And, Conn added, they are looking for as many volunteers as possible. And the volunteers will benefit physically too.

“It’s a healthy activity. You are outside getting fresh air and exercise,” she said.


Source: Maple Ridge News