Therapeutic Horsemanship

Therapeutic Horsemanship
Eagle Mount Bozeman's Therapeutic Riding Center is a Premier Accredited Center of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.).

All new volunteers must attend a mandatory two and half hour training prior to their volunteer service. We offer five sessions a year; training is generally held the week before the session starts.

  • Responsibilities:
    • Therapeutic Riding Volunteers
      • Side Walkers – Help riders follow directions and may give physical support. Minimum time commitment 1.25 hours/week.
      • Horse Leaders – Responsible for getting the horse groomed and tacked prior to the lesson and leading the horse during the lesson – minimum time commitment 1.5 hours/week.
    • Equine Assisted Learning Volunteers
      • Barn Management/Horsemanship/Combo – Volunteers help participants in an unmounted lesson as they learn to care for and handle our horses and care for the facility. — minimum time commitment 1.25 hours/week
    • Horse & Barn Care Team
      • Assists in the care and feeding of the herd, keeping barn and stalls clean and tidy.
    • Facility Maintenance Team
      • Assists in the care and maintenance of the vehicles, barn, arena and pastures.
    • Arena Viewing Room Greeting Team
      • Responsible for keeping the Arena Viewing Room neat and orderly and making sure the riders and their families are welcomed to the facility.
    • Volunteer Riding Instructors
      • PATH International Certified Riding Instructors – minimum time commitment 2 hours/week

Please make sure to download our current Equine Volunteer Handbook (updated 2012).