What are the requirements to be a volunteer at FHTRC?
What Jobs are Volunteers asked to do?
Sidewalking – The sidewalker helps assist in grooming and tacking the horses for classes. They walk beside the rider during the class, and may be asked to assist in mounting and dismounting. The sidewalker helps make sure the ruder gets the most out of the lesson, while helping the rider be as independent as possible. The sidewalker provides stability and ensures that the rider stays in proper alignment while they are riding.
Horse Leader – The Leader helps assist in grooming and tacking the horse for classes, leads the horse to the mounting area, and attend to the horse during mounting. They then lead the horse as directed by the instructor during class, and assist in untacking horse after the lesson is over. The Leader is in charge of making sure the horse is under control at all times, while still allowing the rider to be as independent as possible. You must pass a training in order to be a Horse Leader.
What are the Days and Times Available to Volunteer?
Fall, Winter and Spring:
Monday : 9:30-12 ; 3:30-6
Tuesday : 9-11 ; 12:30-6
Wednesday : 11:15 -6
Thursday: 9:30-12 ; 12:45-6
NOTE: Volunteers are needed at least 15 minutes prior to the start and after completion of classes. Take this into consideration when committing to your time availability. Initial times above are one hour before each class’s start.
Click here to download the Volunteer Application and the FHTRC Volunteer HandbookInterested in volunteering, or have a completed application to send in?
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