The Sidewalker walks (and sometimes jogs briefly) beside the mounted Rider during a lesson to provide encouragement to the Rider and also assist with Rider safety. Safety assistance primarily involves close observation and communication with the Instructor, but may occasionally include physically helping the Rider to remain balanced when necessary. Each Rider requires either one or two Sidewalkers. The Sidewalker role requires no experience with horses or the disabled. Brief training is provided. Volunteers may choose which lesson they want to work with weekly or on a lesson-by-lesson basis.
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Volunteers work about 90 min per shift.