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Help Students Succeed During Therapeutic Riding Lessons!

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ORGANIZATION: Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 8 people are interested

FETC needs volunteers to assist with our therapeutic riding lessons on week day afternoons and Saturday mornings as sidewalkers and horse leaders. Lessons are mildly physical with walking up to 30 minutes at a time (with some breaks of course) and some jogging possible for short distances. Must be able to physically lift 25lbs and must be at least 14 years old. Each lesson requires 1 horse leader and 1-2 sidewalkers, depending on each students need.

Sidewalker - A person who walks beside the horse next to the student's knee area while the student is mounted. They offer moral support as well as look out for the students balance. Ensuring the rider is not shifting too far over one side or the other on the horses back. Their focus is on the student, not the horse. No horse experience needed.

Horse leader - A person who controls the horse's movement on a lead line while the student is mounted. The horse leader is responsible for watching to see that the horse is comfortable and responding in a relaxed manner to the student. Their focus is on the horse. Horse experience required.

Other needs: Barn maintenance, cleaning stalls, feeding and turning out horses, gardening/landscape maintenance, building maintenance

**We do require a background check for anyone 18 or older who assist the students with lessons. You'll need to go to the website below and enter this code in the 'package code' field on the top right corner of the screen: FF41bg Please reach out with any questions and many thanks in advance for considering our organization when donating your precious volunteer time!

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About Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center


243 Appaloosa Way, Guyton, GA 31312, US

Mission Statement

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center's (FETC) mission is to offer equine-assisted therapeutic and educational activities (EAAT) to help improve physical, behavioral, cognitive and emotional functioning in individuals with disabilities in a family-friendly recreational and educational environment. FETC offers its program to people with disabilities regardless of race, creed or financial need.


We are a member of PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) Intl.

We provide riding lessons and other assisted activities for the physically and mentally challenged.

We are very volunteer intensive. We are always looking for volunteers in the following areas: horse leaders, side walkers, stall/barn cleaning, event volunteers for summer camp and future events, grounds/maintenance, groups looking to do a project.


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


We'll work with your schedule.


243 Appaloosa WayGuyton, GA 31312



  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Special Needs


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Each lesson is 40 minutes. We ask each volunteer to plan on roughly an hour of their time as the horses will need to be brushed and tacked for each lesson and put back in their stall afterwards.

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