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Adaptive Riding Lesson Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: PROMISE LANDING FARM INC

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At Promise Landing Farm, volunteers are key to making sure that every lesson runs safely and smoothly. We are always in need of sidewalkers and horse leaders for our lessons. No horse experience is necessary to volunteer as a sidewalker - we will teach you everything you need to know!

As a sidewalker you act as a physical support alongside of the rider and provide encouragement and direction. Sidewalking 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. Leaders must be experienced with a variety of horses on the ground and be able to groom and tack (English) independently.

Volunteers can attend additional training sessions, clinics, and demonstrations so they feel confident and empowered in their roles

Volunteer Application: https://promiselanding.wufoo. com/forms/me5seee1tm3vvk/

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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
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Animals, Children & Youth, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

16900 Clagett Langing RoadUpper Marlboro, MD 20774

(38.88071,-76.70753)
 

SKILLS

  • Equestrian
  • Special Needs
  • Youth Services
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Outdoor Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 13
  • Orientation or Training
  • To join as a weekly volunteer, expect a minimum of 60 minutes per week. We have opportunities to help with special events or subbing for those who aren't able to commit to a regular schedule.
  • Able to: -walk, and jog periodically, for up to an hour on uneven surfaces -hold arm raised and out to the side for extended periods of time -work as part of a team/be flexible to changes

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