Reins of Life offers training session for volunteers

Reins of Life offers training for volunteers

Reins of Life, Inc., a therapeutic horseback riding center with barns in Michigan City and South Bend, has been serving children and adults with disabilities since 1978. The agency is looking for volunteers 13 and older, so “if you like being outside, helping others, and horses, this is the perfect place for you,” according to Beth Cortelyou, volunteer coordinator. Volunteers don’t need horse experience, and will be taught to assist in riding lessons and / or feeding shifts. “It is a fun environment where you get to exercise, meet new people and spend time with big, furry friends,” she said. The Michigan City barn at 9375 W. CR-300N is offering new volunteer training on Monday, Oct. 31, from 2 to 4:30 p.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. You only need to attend one session to become certified. Those interested in feeding have several separate training options. To sign up, call 219-874-7519, ext. 202. After initial training, there are additional opportunities to volunteer in therapeutic carriage driving and interactive vaulting classes. Visit reinsoflife.org for more information.

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