MICHIGAN CITY | Reins of Life Inc., a therapeutic horseback riding facility, is looking for volunteers to feed horses in the mornings and on weekends.
The horses are fed twice a day, every day of the week. Depending on the day, feedings are usually scheduled to start between 7:30 and 9 a.m. in the morning and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the evening. It takes about two hours to feed them.
Horse experience is helpful but not required. Feeders work in teams of two or three, so there will always be at least one experienced feeder with a novice feeder. Everything is explained during training and nothing has to be memorized. All directions are written in the feed room for the feeders to follow each day.
Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and able to commit to one regularly scheduled shift each week.
The facility is at 9375 W. County Road 300 North, just south of the Interstate 94 exit.
Reins of Life serves more than 500 riders with mental and physical disabilities in Northwest Indiana. The nonprofit organization began in 1978 and has been accredited by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship since its inception.
To volunteer, contact the administrative office at (574) 232-0853 or visit the website at www.reinsoflife.org and use the "contact us" option to schedule training with the barn manager.