It takes more than the right horses and facility to make PALS happen. It also takes the right people. We take pride in the fact that our team members are the ones responsible for creating a culture of professionalism, compassion, and pride.

PATH Intl Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

People & Animal Learning Services (PALS) in Bloomington, Indiana, is looking for motivated PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors. Instructors are responsible for:

  • Teaching riding or ground lessons as assigned.
  • Responsible for lesson planning and progress notes for each client.
  • Developing and delivering the lesson plan with the safety of the client, volunteers, and horse(s) in mind.
  • Ensuring the barn is set up and taken down properly prior to and after lessons.

This part-time position’s pay is dependent on experience. For more information, please send resume and references to Helen Siek at or call (812) 336-2798.

ESMHL Certified Instructor/Instructor in Training

People & Animal Learning Services (PALS) is looking for motivated ESMHL Instructors. Equine Specialists in Mental Health and Learning ensure the safety and well-being of the equine participating in mental health or equine-assisted learning sessions and serve as the equine expert during equine-human interactions. The ESMHL works alongside a mental health professional or educator in unmounted activities.

If you are already a certified ESMHL instructor and are interested in a part-time position with PALS, send us an email to

PALS also offers an Instructor in Training Mentorship Program. Partner with our certified instructors and start your journey to becoming a PATH Intl. Certified Instructor. Learn more about certification here. If you’d like to participate in our mentorship program, email Helen Siek at

Certified Eagala Mental Health Instructor

People & Animal Learning Services (PALS) is looking for instructors certified through the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (Eagala). The Eagala method requires a partnership between an Equine Specialist and a Mental Health Professional. If you are a certified Eagala Mental Health Professional and are interested in partnering with our program, send us an email at

We are looking to hire a part-time instructor for our ground programs.