August 22, 2007

Bit By Bit to Hold Volunteer Training Sept. 18

The Bit by Bit Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program at Rogers State University will hold volunteer training sessions on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the RSU Equestrian Center.

All volunteers, both new and returning, are required to attend one of the training sessions, said Jana Walstrom, Bit by Bit program director.

The sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to noon and from 6 to 8 p.m. at the RSU Equestrian Center, located at 16544 South Highway 169 (five miles south of Oologah on the northwest side of the highway.)

The RSU Bit By Bit program promotes physical and mental health through horseback riding for children and adults with disabilities. The riding sessions and other therapeutic interactions with the horses help improve balance, walking, language and cognitive skills for participating clients.

Please contact the Bit By Bit office at 343-7849 or 371-1750 for information about the sessions or training requirements.