The Equine Program Riding Instructor is responsible for implementing educational aspects of the equine program and farm department, with a focus on equine assisted activities, equine education and riding classes. Under the direction of the Equine Program Manager, the instructor must be able to prepare and implement a diverse therapeutic/educational/recreational program that combines riding lessons, groundwork and vocational activities in a relationship based therapeutic environment. Annual work schedule primarily follows a school-year calendar.
Instructor responsibilities also include:
- Daily supervision of volunteers and interns
- Assessment and scheduling of students in the equine program: including completion of progress notes, assignment of grades and completing paperwork required by our school and by PATH Intl.
- Assisting in the maintenance of our PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center Status and maintenance of all paperwork related to this accreditation
- Participation in all aspects of horse care including stall cleaning, feeding and grooming
- Schooling of horses – ensuring mental and physical fitness for participation in therapeutic programming
- Providing basic medical care/first aid for horses
- Selecting appropriate tack for individual horses/program needs
- Supporting the farm and school during special events
PATH Instructor Certification preferred. Valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Must have strong background in horseback riding, training/conditioning horses, and teaching beginner riding lessons to children.