The time has come for Agape to add more superstar instructors to the team as we continue to change the world with horses. The Instructor role is the heart of our growing organization and is essential for providing quality services to our participants. In addition to remaining up to date and adhering to PATH International standards and procedures, the instructor oversees all aspects of classes. Agape offers therapeutic riding, equine assisted learning, and mini-visit off-site opportunities. Responsibilities include lesson planning, set up, participant oversite, volunteer support, equine management within classes, and recording of goal progress. In addition to teaching responsibilities, part time instructors will also attend team meetings and Agape events as needed.
Rosie has been woven into the fabric of Agape almost since the beginning. That is why, in this time of great difficulty already, it brings us immense sorrow to share with you that Rosie has been laid to rest. Late in March, Rosie developed a severe case of laminitis in all four hooves. Despite icing her feet three times a day, keeping her in a deeply bedded stall, and giving her anti-inflammatory medications twice a day, there was no improvement in Rosie’s condition. For this reason, we made the difficult decision to humanely euthanize her.
Our horses change lives every day. Sometimes, the changes are big–like Moe and Francisco–but sometimes they are smaller, more subtle. No matter how big or small though, our horses are helping people live happier, fuller lives. One such story is how Patch is helping Joseph Swim.