Ride To Walk
1630 Hwy 193  Lincoln, CA. 95648
Office:916-791-2747
Ranch: 916-434-0693
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The following lists our Riding Therapy Volunteer Job Descriptions

Groomer: Volunteer should have equine background and experience or willingness to learn. Must arrive at the arena one half hour prior to session in order to groom and tack horses. Volunteer needs to attend a Grooming and Tacking In-Service before he/she can perform this role. Volunteer needs to be at least 16 years old.

Side Walker: Volunteer will walk beside the horse and rider. Some light jogging may be necessary when trotting. Usually, two side walkers are used for each rider; one on either side of the horse. Riding sessions are for 30-minute intervals. Volunteer should be in good health and mentally alert. Volunteer needs to be at least 16 years old.

Horse Leader: Volunteer should have equine background and experience. This person is in charge of the horse until the instructor releases him/her from duty. The leader is responsible for controlling the horse’s pace and movements in response to the rider’s ability. Volunteer should be in good health so that he/she can keep up with the horse at a brisk walk or jog when trotting. Volunteer needs to be at least 16 years old.

Grooming Station Monitor: Volunteer should have equine background and experience or willingness to learn. Volunteer will assist riders in grooming at the grooming station. Volunteer needs to attend a Grooming and Tacking In-Service before he/she can perform this role.

Arena Monitor: Volunteer is responsible for coordinating sidewalkers and horse leaders with riders. Volunteer is present during the entire riding session and becomes familiar with the riders, families and volunteers for that riding session. Volunteer needs to be at least 16 years old.

Arena Assistant: Volunteer is responsible for assisting with the gates, toys and props for the children, etc. Volunteer needs to be at least 16 years old.