A New Year, a new Term and new volunteering opportunities! Make this your year to volunteer, with Muirfield Riding Therapy. There are lots of well researched health benefits to volunteering, it might even help you get rid of the January blues!
We are looking for people to join our volunteering team in various riding therapy sessions – especially Tuesday afternoons with our lead physiotherapist Heather Falconer, Wednesday evenings, and as part of our brand new Mechanical Horse session. If you’ve been put off in the past perhaps due to a fear of horses, or mud, then our new Mechanical Horse session might just be the one for you!
You don’t need any special equestrian skills to volunteer with us at any of our sessions, we’ll take you through our special training, with a training mentor, at your own pace.
We call our Mechanical Horse, Oreo. This horse-shaped, high tech piece of physiotherapy equipment responds to leg and hand movements like a real horse. Oreo is an important addition to our Centre, offering benefits to Riders and Therapists. He helps our Physiotherapists with Riders’ biomechanics assessments, offering top of the range postural analysis to improve muscle tone, strength and symmetry.
In 2019 our team of volunteers gave 16,000 hours of volunteering. This meant we were able to provide over 3,500 hours of life-changing Riding Therapy to people with disabilities, free of charge. And we had lots of fun too. Be part of the team.