Center for Civic Engagement

Therapeutic Horseback Riding - Pennsylvania

Social Issue/Focus Area: ableism and disabilities

When: Wednesday, October 2 (late afternoon, after classes) – Sunday, October 6, 2019 (early evening). This trip is during Nazareth's fall reading days.

Description: The Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association (CATRA) nonprofit organization in Grantville, PA, provides therapeutic horseback riding to people with disabilities. Spend time assisting riders, building their confidence, and helping with chores around the farm.

About this Organization

CATRA began offering therapeutic riding on an equestrian farm in fall 1985. Today, CATRA works with riders ages 1 through senior citizens from more than seven counties in an atmosphere of support, respect, and health.

Your Role

  • Assisting with lessons
  • Cleaning stalls and paddocks
  • Sweeping
  • Gardening and lawn care
  • Stocking hay
  • Cleaning water troughs
  • Cleaning perimeters
  • Brushing horses
  • Painting fences
  • General maintenance and repair

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