Mounted Eagles is committed to keeping our staff and volunteers ready to keep the beat going in order to provide the safest environment in which our riders can participate in their therapeutic horsemanship and equine assisted activities. This involves continuing education hours which keep us up to date on the latest changes in policies, procedures and emergency responses. As a part of this continuing education, on March 6th, Sr Instructor & Founder, Susie Baillif, Instructor & BOD member, Aggie Stroot, Instructor in Training & BOD member, Cindy Rader, Volunteers, Nick Patterson and Grace Haynes and BOD Member, Mike Rader took an 8 hour CPR/1stAid refresher course presented by Bryan, a CRMC EMT staff. We are grateful to Bryan for donating his time and talents to present this class for us. It is thru the support of our community resources such as Bryan that we are able to continue to abide by our mission, vision and goals. Thanks to the volunteers and staff who attended this course and for your commitment to our program.
I would first like to thank you for allowing Jennifer and me the opportunity to tell you about our experience with Mounted Eagles.
Mounted Eagles held our Quarterly Volunteer training last night. Staci Grattan, owner, trainer and instructor at Spirit Horse Center gave tips to our volunteers on how to handle horses safely during emergency situations and why it is important to lead a horse properly.
Thank you so much, Staci. Your professionalism and knowledge of horses is such an asset to Mounted Eagles’ volunteers. We appreciate so very much your sharing that knowledge.
Have some free time on your hands and wondering what you could do to make a difference in someone’s life? Ever thought about working with horses and individuals with special needs but do not have any experience with either, just the desire to help? If you answered yes to these questions, Mounted Eagles is looking for volunteers and volunteering with us might be just what you are looking for. We train our volunteers, so you do not need to have the experience! Our volunteers are placed in positions where they feel most comfortable with the horses and/or the individuals participating in our program. We need volunteers who are dependable and able to commit to a regular schedule that works for them and the program. Mounted Eagles’ volunteers and horses become some of the most stable ‘fixtures’ in the lives of our participants so it is important that they be able to depend on us. Our lesson days are Tuesday, 10:30-3:00 – Wednesday, 1:30-6:00 – Thursday, 3:30-8:00. We currently have volunteer openings on each of these days. Our riding schedule includes 38 lesson weeks per year, so don’t be worried if you are not able to commit to coming every week. We take breaks and are also willing to work with your schedule.
If you cannot volunteer on days that we have program activities, perhaps you would be interested in committing to a few hours a week to drop by the barn and spend some ‘enrichment’ time with our horses, just playing in the arena with them, taking them for a walk around the grounds, spending some special time with them. No riding, just visiting and giving them some one-on-one attention. To perform this type of volunteering you would need to have some horse experience. Enrichment activities would be performed on days we do not have program riding, Monday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
If you would rather volunteer behind the scenes, then you could help us out in a volunteer capacity by being involved in fund raising events, Public Relation assignments or by joining our Board of Directors.
Complete the Volunteer Application under the “get involved” tab. Our Volunteer Records Manager will contact you within two days to discuss your interest and set up an orientation session. You are invited to stop in at the barn on any of our lesson days to observe what we do and how our program works. Just give Aggie a call at 218-568-3968 and we will set it up.
Volunteering for Mounted Eagles could become an experience you will never forget