TROT to hold training Aug. 18

Published 5:27 pm Monday, August 6, 2012

Rider Skye Barkschat enjoys a ride on Banjo, owned by Bill Ennis. Assisting with the ride were volunteers, left to right, Emily Kay, Carson Kay and Janeen Huchel. TROT is currently looking for volunteers of all varieties. (photo submitted)

For those interested in becoming a Therapeutic Riding of Tryon (TROT) volunteer, a new volunteer training session will be held Saturday, Aug. 18 at  9 a.m. at FENCE.
Volunteers say participating with TROT is one of the most rewarding experiences one will ever have. Students, of all ages are enriched by the enthusiasm of the horses, volunteers and friends.
“The smiles on their faces are true evidence of their feelings. It is very contagious and fulfilling,” said Robbie Hamrick. “Our horses are volunteers also, and are a very special bunch.They know the good they provide and sense the reward.”
Individuals can volunteer by leading a horse, being a sidewalker or helping around the barn.
TROT’s goal is to change and enrich lives by teaching horsemanship skills to adults and children with physical, cognitive, developmental and emotional challenges in a safe, friendly and supportive environment.
TROT is a Premier Accredited Center by PATH International,, and is a program of FENCE.
The program’s barn, “Rosemary’s Barn,” is located on FENCE property.
TROT currently has three to four sessions Monday through Thursday afternoons. The program will end this year with a TROT Horse Show on Nov. 17 at FENCE. The community is invited.
– article submitted
by Robbie Hambright

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