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Therapeutic Riding of Tucson

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TROT provides equine assisted activities and therapies for special needs children and adults. As a Sidewalker volunteer you act as a "safety net" for the rider by walking or jogging alongside the horse and rider. The Side Walker interacts with the student at the direction of the instructor. The volunteer must be in good health and able to be physically active and mentally alert and focused for the one hour session. He/she must also be able to tolerate severe heat and dust. Training is provided and covers such things as communication with the student, assisting with mounts and dismounts, arena work and trotting. Once the volunteer has tried out for this position the volunteer coordinator and instructors schedule the volunteer based on our needs and their availability if and when appropriate.

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About Therapeutic Riding of Tucson



Mission Statement

Enriching the lives of people with special needs by using therapeutic, equine programs to: Improve physical, mental, social and emotional well being. Recognize each individual's abilities and foster achievement. Provide educational, recreational and vocational opportunities Provide direct therapy services by licensed medical professionals.


TROT is a non-profit organization that uses horsemanship as a form of therapy for children and adults with special needs. Participants partake in an individualized therapeutic program designed to promote improvement in muscle strength and neuromuscular coordination as well as to enhance their confidence and self esteem.

The special bond between horse and human provides the incentive for achievements never thought possible.

This is achieved through a comprehensive program provided by a professional staff, trained volunteers, and carefully selected horses.

Children & Youth
Veterans & Military Families


We'll work with your schedule.


8920 E Woodland RoadTUCSON, AZ 85749



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • People Skills


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Approximately 1-2 hrs per week. Opportunities for more.
  • Submit volunteer application from our website

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