Organization Details
Morning Dove TRC
Morning Dove TRC

Founded in 1998, Morning Dove Therapeutic Riding, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization offering equine-assisted services to a wide range of child, adolescent and adult participants with physical, cognitive, behavioral and/or emotional disabilities. Morning Dove is a Premier Accredited member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International (PATH). Morning Dove serves over 120 students each week, 42 weeks each year from the greater Indianapolis community.

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7444 W 96th St Zionsville, IN
Morning Dove TRC Opportunities
Therapeutic Riding Side Walker

9/29/22 +
Flexible

Side Walkers are a vital volunteer role within our Therapeutic Riding Program! Side Walker trainings are completed on site by our Volunteer Manager. Side Walkers need to be at least 16 years old to ensure the safety of our riders. Side Walkers should be able to walk for at least 45 minutes and jog for short periods of time. Our side walker’s responsibility, first and foremost, is the safety of the rider. Horses can spook and it is the side walker’s responsibility to keep the riders mounted, safe and comfortable throughout the lesson. It is also the side walker’s job to keep the rider engaged in the lesson and paying attention to the PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) Instructor teaching the lesson. Therapeutic Riding is Morning Dove’s main therapeutic program. Therapeutic Riding is a specialized program that works on a specific set of riding skills based on the rider’s abilities. A few lesson themes/rider goals could consist of but not limited to… • learning riding and horsemanship skills both on and off of the horse • practicing communication and interpersonal skills • building muscle strength • developing coping and self- management skills • building empathy and other social skills • to have an extracurricular outlet • and much more!

Volunteer
Donation Needs for Horse Expenditures

9/29/22 +
Flexible

Morning Dove seeks funds to help with horse expenditures. Our horses are the core of our programming and our biggest expense.

In Kind Donation Needs for Horses

9/29/22 +
Flexible

Here is a list of in-kind donation needs to support our horses: Blanket coolers – 60″, 64″, 66″ Lead ropes Breakaway halters Mane & tail brushes Soft & hard bristle brushes Curry combs Peacock stirrup irons with pads English stirrup leathers Tack cleaning soap/oil Sturdy rubber hose Fly masks Horse treats Horse shampoo Saddle covers Stall picks/forks Salt blocks Stall toys (jolly ball, jolly tug, etc.) Polo leg wraps Bell boots