Dear Intern Applicant,
Thank you for your interest in Hooves of Hope Equestrian Center, Inc. The mission of Hooves of Hope is to provide children and adults, with diverse needs, a solid foundation for developing life skills through equine-assisted activities and therapies in a safe and caring environment.
Hooves of Hope not only provides hope and happiness to our riders, but we seek to inspire interns as well. Due to the generosity, care, and hard work of our interns we are able to change lives and provide many forms of equine-assisted activities and therapy (EAAT) to the individuals we serve.
However you decide to get involved with Hooves of Hope, we hope that you will experience the wonderful bond between horse and participant. There is nothing better than hearing a participant speak their first words while on horseback, or watching a smile come across their face with a nudge of a horse’s soft nose. At Hooves of Hope, obstacles are overcome daily and we welcome you to be part of changing lives with us.
Interns Are Essential to Hoves of Hope’s Growth and Ability to Serve!
Interns assist in therapeutic riding lessons, caring for our horses, building obstacles, and improving the barn. Prospective interns are required to fill out an Internship Application form, have a background check, and attend Volunteer Training, then the Coordinator will work with the intern to decide where their talents are best used! Those that want to assist in therapeutic riding lessons go through a sider walker training and a leaders training.
Hooves of Hope offers internships for college students in several areas, including but not limited to, Occupational Therapy, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services, Speech Therapy, Education, and Mental Health.
We provide students with an opportunity to work with professionals, apply classroom knowledge to workday situations, and learn firsthand about the demands and rewards of work in their particular field.