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Upward Transitions Therapeutic Horsemanship


Actively recruiting for Fall:
If you enjoy spending time outdoors, helping others, and want to be a part of a program that values your time and energy, consider joining our volunteer family!
Our riding program offers children, veterans, and other individuals a chance to turn their disabilities into possibilities through equine assisted services. You will volunteer as a side walker during lessons, helping provide a safe environment for our riders.

This is a multi-day volunteer opportunity between September 18 and December 10. Volunteer training is required. Fall Session is September 18 through December 10. Lessons are M-Th from 5PM to 8PM and Saturday mornings. You choose your volunteer days based on your schedule.

Visit to download the volunteer registration form.

Info About Lessons: Each rider requires a horse, a leader, and two side walkers. Each lesson is approximately one hour. Volunteers help prepare the horse before the lesson.

More opportunities with Upward Transitions Therapeutic Horsemanship

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Upward Transitions Therapeutic Horsemanship


19804 High Bluff Rd, Helotes, TX 78023, US

Mission Statement

To enhance the lives of individuals with physical, emotional, and/or cognitive challenges through horse-related programs.


federally registered 501(c)3 non-profit founded in 2011 with the goal to provide a safe, positive environment, allowing participants to become more self-sufficient and enrich their daily lives.

Upward Transitions provides independence to our riders by enabling them to feel the freedom of sitting on top of a horse and leaving the confines of their disability behind. For individuals with mental or emotional challenges, the unique relationship formed between a rider and horse can lead to increased confidence, patience, and self-esteem. The therapeutic environment that horses provide cannot be duplicated in a clinical setting and as a result riders benefit from their accepting and trusting interaction.

Our Volunteer Engagement Strategy Vision: Volunteers will help to ensure those we serve thrive in a safe, inclusive, and fun environment. Volunteer opportunities range from Barn Manager to photographer and some but not all require horse experience.

We provide services for residents of Bandera, Bexar, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr and Medina counties.

Children & Youth
People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


19804 High BluffHelotes, TX 78023



  • Youth Services
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Community Outreach
  • American Sign Language
  • Special Needs


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3hrs or more per week. You decide which weeks you'd like to volunteer between 9/18 and 12/10.
  • Attend New Volunteer Training, not afraid of horses, can walk 60 min.

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