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ORGANIZATION: PROMISE LANDING FARM INC

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A sidewalker is a person who walks beside the horse and offers stability to the rider. This person must be attentive to the rider and the instructor.
Qualifications:
* Commitment to attend class each week for the duration of a session (preferred but not required)
* Able to walk, and jog periodically, for up to an hour (indoors and outdoors) on uneven surfaces
* Able to hold your arm raised and out to the side for extended periods of time
* Must have adequate vision and hearing to ensure the safety of horses and participants
* Able to work as part of a team and be flexible to changes
* Comfortable working with individuals with disabilities (including physical contact)
* Minimum age of thirteen years old
* Horse experience helpful, but not required
* Able to attend initial volunteer training and additional training throughout the year

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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
People with Disabilities
Veterans & Military Families
Animals, People with Disabilities, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

16900 Clagett Langing RoadUpper Marlboro, MD 20774

(38.88073,-76.70753)
 

SKILLS

  • Equestrian
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 13
  • Orientation or Training
  • each lesson is approximately 60 minutes long

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