Leaders and side-walkers are needed for most of our classes.
The leader's responsibility is the horse at all times, which means that they maintain the horse's pace, calmness, and focus while allowing the participant to do as much as he or she is able. This role is perfect for those that are familiar with horses, or are interested in learning how to work with a horse.
The side-walker's role is to help the participant with balance and reinforce instructions in the lesson. The side-walker's responsibility is the client: Interpreting instructions, providing physical support, offering encouragement, and supervising. This role is perfect for those that enjoy interacting with the participants hands on.
Barn helpers are responsible for helping with maintaining the cleanliness, orderliness, and function of the barn as well as individual horse stalls, paddocks, and arenas.
Activities include mucking stalls, cleaning water buckets, feeding and haying the therapy horse herd, cleaning the barn aisles, cleaning out the cross ties and wash stalls, turning out and assisting the staff with subsequent projects or tasks.
This role is perfect for those with varying schedules, or prefer taking care of the horses.
We heavily rely on our team of volunteers to help with fundraising preparation, execution, and break-down. We also need volunteers to be on working event/fundraiser committees.
This role is perfect for those with seasonal availability, or skills in event planning or fundraising.