AVIS - Horses of Hope is now entering its fourth year, offering equine-assisted activities to individuals with physical, cognitive, emotional or social special needs.
The program provides weekly, 45-minute lessons that include grooming, tacking, riding and learning proper care for the horse. Lessons are on Tuesday and Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings at the facility in Pine Creek Township, just outside of Avis.
An open house is scheduled on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and everyone is invited to come out to meet the horses and watch some of the riders demonstrate their riding skills. There will be refreshments and games for children.
The facility is located on Sulphur Run Road in Pine Creek Township, Clinton County.
Horses of Hope staff and volunteers have had a lot of support and help from the community since it was created, and thank all those who have helped in any way.
Anyone interested in participating in the program can download a Participant Packet from www.horsesofhope.org or call the Executive Director, Laurie Flanagan, at 570-295-2904.
Those wishing to volunteer for Horses of Hope can download a Volunteer Packet from the website or contact Lynn Haughwout at 570-360-7472.
Lindsay Shaffer is a volunteer for Horses of Hope.