Horse park seeks volunteers

Published 9:47 am Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A volunteer at the Ohio University Southern Horse Park leads a therapy rider around the ring. A therapy program operated there allows handicapped and injured adults and children the opportunity to ride a horse.

FRANKLIN FURNACE — Ohio University Southern is seeking volunteers to assist at the for Therapeutic Riding Center located at the Ohio Horse Park in Franklin Furnace.

All volunteers will be trained during a session scheduled 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the horse park therapy barn.

Experience is not necessary. Volunteers are needed to lead, tack, and groom horses and interact positively with children and adults.

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People interested in helping teach safe and basic equestrian lessons to children and adults with emotional, social, behavioral, mental, and physical disorders are encouraged to register for the training session.

To be a part of the volunteer team, RSVP by contacting Kelly Hall at or call (740) 354-9347.