Helping Hands on Horseback
Helping Hands on Horseback

Volunteer U a Huge Success

April 11, 2016

Pegasus recently hosted our first two Volunteer U continuing education workshops for Pegasus volunteers looking to increase their knowledge of our programs, participants, barn procedures and herd. They were a huge success, and we hope to host more Volunteer U sessions again soon.

Many thanks to all our attendees and everyone who helped put together the workshop. Special kudos to longtime Pegasus instructor and physical therapist Lois Brockmann for her outstanding session "Through the Eyes of Our Participants," which gives volunteers an opportunity to experience a lesson as one of our students might experience it. Eye-opening, for sure!

Here are some photos from the sessions:

Staff member Ellen Powers gives volunteers a tour of our temporary tack room setup during construction:

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As Duke listens attentively in the background, Ellen explains turnout procedures to our volunteers:

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(Next 3 photos) Volunteers participate in a "Through the Eyes of Our Participants" lesson, with sensory impairments added to challenge them while riding:

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Pegasus instructor and physical therapist Lois Brockmann discusses "Through the Eyes of Our Participants" with volunteers after they have experienced a lesson as riders and observers: 

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Volunteers take a sensory test designed to simulate conditions a Pegasus student may experience while participating in a lesson:

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