Tulare horse therapy group seeks volunteers

The Fresno BeeJanuary 16, 2014 

A nonprofit that uses activities with horses to provide therapy for children and adults with mental, physical or emotional disabilities is looking for volunteers and riders.

The Happy Trails Riding Academy helps children as young as 4 and adults in Tulare, Kings and Fresno counties with disabilities like cerebral palsy, autism and attention deficit disorder.

The academy will host two volunteer orientations on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. and on Jan. 25 from 8 a.m. to noon at the facility, at 2773 E. Oakdale Ave. in Tulare. The orientations will include discussions about volunteer roles, demonstrations, safety rules and the class schedule for the year.

Volunteers must be at least 14 and fit enough to walk for up to two hours and occasionally jog.

The academy is also accepting applications for qualified riders for the spring session.

For more information about the academy and rider qualifications, people can call(559) 688-8685 or visit WeAreHappyTrails.com

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