Help with Equine Therapy Program - Sidewalkers and Horse Leaders needed!


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Mon Mar 12, 2018 - Sat May 05, 2018


3460 Greenville HwyFree Rein Center at Rockbrook Camp for GirlsBrevard, NC 28712


Free Rein Center for Therapeutic Riding and Education ( facilitates horses helping humans heal through equine-assisted activities and therapies. We offer therapeutic riding in the fall and spring, hosted at Rockbrook Camp's riding center on Greenville Highway in Brevard.

We are seeking horse leaders and side walkers for the spring and fall of 2018. Both horse leaders and side walkers commit to an 8-week session in the spring (March - May) and/ or fall (September - November).

Our Horse Leaders have had experience with horses and are comfortable dealing with them. This person understands the nature of the horse and can control it under unusual circumstances. This person will receive training from the instructor to perform the duties of the horse leader, including what to do in an emergency situation.

Sidewalkers walk beside the horse and the rider. This person helps with the rider’s safety and helps the rider carry out the instructions given by the instructor. There may be one sidewalker for a rider or two sidewalkers for a rider with poor balance. The sidewalkers work together for the safety of the rider. Sidewalkers need to feel comfortable walking next to a horse and to be knowledgeable about the rider’s disability or problems. If a rider has more than one sidewalker, one of the sidewalkers will be designated as the head sidewalker.

Both roles require attendance at one of our training and orientation days, with upcoming dates to be determined. Please contact our volunteer coordinator at or our program director at


  • Child Development
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Youth Services

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per week +

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