The director and head instructor of Freedom In Motion,
Carol Archuleta, has thirty years of equine experience complemented by
extensive training in therapeutic riding instruction. She is a registered
therapeutic riding instructor affiliated with the North American Riding
For The Handicapped Association.The North American Riding For
The Handicapped Association sets standards and criteria for over
600 centers nationwide. To ensure safe and quality lessons, Carol attends
a minimum of 40 hours a year on additional training in instruction and disabilities.
The staff of volunteers for Freedom In Motion attends regular training
sessions and is constantly under the supervision of senior staff. Freedom
In Motion encourages local youth to become involved as volunteers, helping
create better leaders for tomorrow and to help build better peer understanding
for their classmates with disabilities.
The success of the Freedom In Motion program is due to the hard work and many hours of our small and dedicated staff of professionals
and volunteers. Some riders require up to three volunteers in order to ride. Some classes may have
as many as 6 riders participating at the same time.
Volunteers also help out with the feeding, caring and training of the
therapy horses. Many volunteers dedicate hundreds of hours each year to
help with fundraising and administrative duties. We welcome all support,
no matter how large or small. Our volunteers feel they benefit from participating
in Freedom in Motion as much as the students do.
For more information on how you can help as a volunteer, please contact
Freedom in Motion