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Be a Side Walker at TROT!

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ORGANIZATION: Therapeutic Riding of Tucson

  • 100 people are interested

Do you love working with people and getting exercise? Are you a team player looking for a great cause to put your people skills to good use? Become a side walker at TROT! We are a non profit facility that provides equine assisted activities and therapies for special needs children and adults. Side Walkers are an integral part of our volunteer team and assist our instructors in keeping participants safe and on task during adaptive riding lessons. It is not uncommon for Side Walkers to build lasting connections with the participants they've been paired with!

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. Training is provided and covers such things as communication with the student, assisting with mounts and dismounts, arena work and trotting.

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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
Animals, Children & Youth, Veterans & Military Families


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8920 E Woodland RoadTUCSON, AZ 85749



  • People Skills
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Child Development
  • Relationship Building
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Special Needs


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Approximately 1-2 hrs per week. Opportunities for more.
  • Able to complete Side Walker Training, able to walk/run beside a horse for up to an hour, able to work with others and follow direction

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