HorsePOWER Work-Based Learning
HorsePOWER Work-Based Learning is a program for teens and adults with disabilities that provides a safe and educational environment for people to learn a variety of job skills to prepare for employment. We partner with universities, residential care facilities and day programs.
HorsePOWER participants learn administrative and custodial skills that are valuable in a variety of workplaces, as well as equine care skills and barn duties that are needed for working at an equestrian facility. Program participants earn credit each time they come to the farm to be able to participate in an Unbridled Horsemanship or Adaptive Horseback Riding lesson.
Visits must be supervised by the referring organization and participants must be 16 years of age or older. Groups may visit weekly or monthly. All participants are required to complete a Participant Information Form for Unmounted Observation and/or Equine Interaction prior to the visit.
For more information, contact Meredith Massa, Volunteer Coordinator: Meredith.Massa@southernreins.org.
Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy is a Premier Accredited Center by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.). PATH Intl. premier accreditation assists the public in selecting quality centers that deliver safe equestrian services and certifies that a member organization has achieved industry standards for equine-assisted services for individuals with special needs. Southern Reins is the only Premier Accredited Center in the greater Memphis area and is one of only three in the state of Tennessee, joining the top tier of centers across the country who have received premier accredited status.