I figured I'd make a thread to update on my progress, so here it goes. My eventual goal is to be a PATH'intl instructor, but for now I need to get some experience to make sure that this is really what I want to do, so I signed up to be a volunteer with the local therapeutic riding center.
Volunteer training was on Saturday. So far, I'm impressed by the facilities, I like what they do, and I can't wait to get started . My job will be grooming and tacking up the horse before lessons, being either a sidewalker or a horse leader during the lesson, and grooming and untacking the horse after lessons. I'll have the support of the staff to make sure that everything goes smoothly.
The session starts February 7th. I'll keep you guys posted.