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ORGANIZATION: PROMISE LANDING FARM INC

  • 41 people are interested
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This person may be needed to groom, tack up or untack horses, clean equipment or do general barn maintenance (picking stalls, picking paddocks, watering, sweeping, etc).
Qualifications:
* Horse experience preferred, (this varies; but means that volunteer should be knowledgeable and comfortable around a variety of horses, and have experience working directly with horses)
* Able to halter, lead, crosstie a horse
* Able to groom and tack (English or Western) a horse without direct supervision
* Able to work as part of a team and be flexible to changes
* Minimum age of thirteen years old
* Ability to attend initial volunteer training and additional training throughout the year
*Barn Volunteers scheduled while lessons are occurring are "standby" sidewalkers;
where they may be called upon to assist as a sidewalker if the lesson is shorthanded. If your preference is to be a Barn Volunteer only, be sure to communicate that to the Volunteer Coordinator.

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About PROMISE LANDING FARM INC

Location:

16900 CLAGGETT LANDING RD, UPPR MARLBORO, MD 20774, US

Mission Statement

Promise Landing Farm is a creative engine for inclusivity, engaging community members with and without disabilities in meaningful interactions with each other and their equine partners to foster a community where everyone is valued and included.

Description

At PLF, we rely on our volunteers to ensure that every lesson runs safely and smoothly. We are always in need of side walkers and horse leaders for our lessons. No horse experience is necessary to volunteer with us - we will teach you everything you need to know at our volunteer training sessions and are always happy to answer any additional questions you might have.

As a side walker you act as a physical support alongside of the rider and provide encouragement and direction. Side walking is an amazing way to create a fulfilling partnership with our riders and experience the incredible progress that they make in their lessons.

Horse leaders are also a crucial part of our team as they lead our horses through the lesson, providing additional guidance and security to our riders and horses. Leaders have a special opportunity to work closely with our horses to really get to know their personalities and create a bond with them.

Volunteers may also sign up to assist our riders before and after lessons with grooming, tacking, and cooling down. Volunteers can attend additional training sessions, clinics, and demonstrations so they feel confident and empowered in their roles.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
People with Disabilities
Animals, Community, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

16900 Clagett Langing RoadUpper Marlboro, MD 20774

(38.88073,-76.70753)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Equestrian

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 13
  • Orientation or Training
  • Barn volunteer shifts are currently 2 hours long

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