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Horsemanship

Learning how to handle and care for a horse promotes confidence, patience, self-esteem, and improves social skills. Horseback riding helps improve flexibility, balance, and muscle tone. Unmounted lessons focus on establishing a working relationship with a horse. Eagle Mount’s Adaptive Horsemanship instructors and program are certified through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Int).

Participant Information:

Lessons are held for one hour, once a week in four week sessions year round. Participant assessments will be used to determine what type of lesson would be most beneficial and appropriate for each participant. Assessments are held most Mondays between 3p and 5p, please contact us at horsemanship@eaglemount.org to schedule a half hour appointment once all paperwork has been completed. Space is limited and filled on a rotating basis.

Volunteer Information:

Most volunteers serve as leaders and sidewalkers in lessons. Volunteer commitment is approximately one and one half hours per week for each four week session. Volunteers are also needed for barn chores and facility maintenance. No experience is necessary, training is held prior to volunteering.

Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor:

Eagle Mount offers the unique ability to certify yourself as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor. This is a very rewarding program, however it is also a significant commitment. If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity we recommend you download the following documentation for more information, and reach out to horsemanship@eaglemount.org to begin registration. Please see the forms box below to download a copy of the Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor Road Map 2023.

Details

2023 Session 1

Days:
Mondays-Fridays
Dates:
January 17, 2023 - February 13, 2023

2023 Session 2

Days:
Mondays-Fridays
Dates:
February 27, 2023 - March 24, 2023

2023 Session 3

Days:
Mondays-Fridays
Dates:
April 3, 2023 - April 28, 2023

Horsemanship Summer Camp 2023

Dates:
June 12, 2023 - June 16, 2023
Comments:
Full day, all ages

2023 Summer Camp 2

Dates:
June 19, 2023 - June 23, 2023
Comments:
Morning Camp offered 9am - 12pm, ages 6 to 10. Afternoon camp offered 1pm - 4pm, ages 10+

2023 Summer Camp 3

Dates:
June 26, 2023 - June 30, 2023
Comments:
Morning Camp 9am to 12pm, ages 6 to 10.Afternoon camp 1pm to 4pm, ages 10+

2023 Session 4

Days:
Mondays-Fridays
Dates:
July 10, 2023 - August 4, 2023

Participate

When you participate at Eagle Mount, you make new strides, happy memories, and good friends while enjoying Montana’s amazing recreation opportunities! Our programs and camps are designed for people of all ages with physical, developmental or cognitive disabilities, and for young people with cancer.

Volunteer

As an Eagle Mount volunteer, you’ll receive training designed to help you improve your personal skills, learn to adapt to the needs of people we work with, and learn about the wonderful world of Disability.

Support

Eagle Mount Bozeman invites annual partnerships and sponsorships from businesses and individuals deeply invested in community, who believe that people with disabilities or cancer deserve to experience all that Montana has to offer, and who want to help them “mount up with wings as eagles.“