Instructor Announcement and Invitation!



Miles of Smiles Therapeutic Horsemanship Program is seeking full and/or part time Riding

Instructors who are patient, compassionate, and respectful individuals interested in working with

people with special needs.


Our equine therapy program is expanding, and we are looking for qualified Instructors to help design,

grow and execute year round programs. We need individuals with excellent communication skills and

a dedication, motivation, enthusiasm and commitment to our organizational mission of serving those

with disabilities through equine therapeutic sessions and activities.


Instructors conduct lessons in a manner appropriate to each individuals’ needs, and provide and solicit

ongoing feedback to the instructional team, clients, and Board of Directors. A strong work ethic,

positive attitude, and ability to work independently and with a team is required, as is the ability to

schedule and teach group and individual lessons and maintain associated records. Experience teaching

riding lessons, working with those with disabilities, as well as horsemanship skills is helpful, but we

will provide training, hands-on experience and mentoring as needed.


Compensation is currently flat rate per client and/or session, but may be adjusted, increased, etc. as

determined by the requirements, needs and success of the program overall. Additional benefits include

inside and outside arena usage/riding privileges, well-trained and gentle horses, great volunteer base,

and leadership by and through a full time Executive Director and the organization’s Board.


Miles of Smiles is committed to a supportive and inclusive work environment and relationship that

recognizes and values Instructors for their efforts in helping our clients/riders reach their goals and

attain the success, freedom and dignity that therapeutic horsemanship provides. We feel strongly that

therapeutic equine programs such as ours are just as good for the mind and soul of the Instructor as it is

for the riders, especially when you witness the joy and sense of pride and accomplishment on the faces

of our clients, hear their laughter, and share in their progress and accomplishments. In that spirit, we

invite you to consider this opportunity and contact us immediately for additional information if





*Please forward this announcement within/among/to organizations, the community, interested