Volunteers and Training


Horse leader/handler primary role is to the horse. They may help prepare the horse for class, maintain safety spacing, and support the horse follow the directions of the rider during class.

Sidewalkers assist the rider (before, during and after riding), help the rider guide their horse during the lesson, and assist the rider in following the directions of the instructor as necessary. The amount of assistance is dependent on each rider’s abilities. Sidewalkers must be at least 14 years old.

The Tacking, Grooming and Barn Maintenance volunteers stationed in the barn preparing horses for lessons, leading horses from and to the pastures, feeding, grooming and tacking, keeping the barn area clean. (volunteers must meet age requirements for individual jobs in this area) A Lead Volunteer will assist with tack changes and horse turn out.


Training dates for 2018:

Basic Orientation for new Volunteers                                           Advanced Training                    
Saturday January 20, 2018       9:00-10:00                                    10:00-11:00
Saturday February 17, 2018      9:00-10:00                                    10:00-11:00

Equine Conditioning

Pre-approved volunteers with advanced training only work with horses in mounted and unmounted sessions with specific goals.

Saturdays  10:00-12:00 

December 16, 30  2017

January   13, 20, 27

February 3, 10, 17, 24

March 3