W112455 - Disability assistant

Disability assistant
Mahogany Trail Rides.

Rundell’s Mahogany Trail Rides opened in 1997, we have been trail riding through the sand dunes and along the beach with a team of friendly and experienced staff giving clients the best experience with horses that we can.
This opportunity is to assist with the RIDING WITH THE DISABLED PROGRAM that we run every Wednesday. It would be ideal opportunity for a student with an interest in horses and the disability sector.
We offer riders of all experience levels, from the complete beginner to the experienced rider the opportunity to ride wonderful horses along a quiet and isolated stretch of beach. Our horses have been specially bred and trained to cater for all riders from the nervous beginner to the very experienced so that everyone can enjoy the thrill of riding a horse along a wide open beach.

Our staff lead all rides so every rider will have a safe and enjoyable ride. Every rider walks and trots (a slow jog), with the opportunity to have a go at a canter, even if you have never ridden before, an experience that very few other trail riding establishments will offer first time riders, we don’t however gallop our horses.

Skills You Might Learn

Student will gain skills in animal handling,but the student's main experience will be with working with the disabled. The student will gain skills in communication, disability support, OH&S and working with a varied group of people. Following instructions, team work and been alert to any issues will be skills the student will take away from this placement.

Typical Tasks & Duties

Student will assist with groom and saddle horses, leading horses,helping children into the arena and with their riding skills.At the end of the session student will assist with packing up equipment and clean and tidy the area where the lessons are held.

Student Requirements

Riding skills are not necessary for this placement but experience with animals would be a benefit. Student would need good communication skills, able to work with people across age groups and ability.

Dress Requirements

Boots, long pants, dress for the weather.

Special Transport Requirements

Riding for the disabled is held at High view riding arena and student will need to make way there.

RELATED COURSES INCLUDE

  • ACM20117 - Certificate II in Animal Studies
  • CHC20112 - Certificate II in Community Services
Positions: 1 Position
ID Number: W112455
Industry Area: COMMUNITY SERVICES & HEALTH
Location: Dennington - Explore Region
Mode/Type: Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
Attendance: Riding for the disabled is on every Wednesday from 10 am to 2.30 pm.
Added By: South West Local Learning & Employment Network

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