Volunteers

Our volunteers are our heroes.  They play an important role in the lives of our riders and they are a vital part to the success of our program.  All it takes is a willing heart, a helping hand, and a sincere desire to make a radical difference in the lives of our clients. Volunteers do not have to have prior horse experience.  We require an open heart for those we are trying to help, a positive attitude, a constant awareness of safety for not only yourself but also our riders, and a willingness to grow in equine knowledge and expertise.

All volunteers that work directly with the horses must be at least 14 years of age.  That doesn’t mean that we can’t find other ways for young adults to help out!  There are ALWAYS projects at the stables and we will always welcome a helpful hand. 

 

Reasons to be a volunteer:

Types of Volunteers

•Gain valuable experience make an impact upon a person's life.

Side Walkers

 

•Make lifelong relationships

Side walkers are responsible for the safety of the riders during class.  They will assist the rider with balance and reining and may walk beside the rider with minimal or no support or may be asked to physically support the rider.  Side walkers must be a minimum of 14 years old.

 

•Build volunteer hours for college resumes

Leaders

 

•Gain valuable life skills

Leaders have the responsibility for controlling the horse during class and making the ride as safe as possible for the rider and side walkers and pleasant for the horse.  Leaders must be a minimum of 14 years old.

 

•Interact with special needs children

 

•Be around horses

 

  

 

If you are interested in volunteering, go to the Print Forms tab and download the application or you may contact us directly at 817-929-0020.