Healing Lives One Ride at a Time - Help Needed for Equine Assisted Therapy

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ORGANIZATION: Sundance Circle Hippotherapy


Welcome to Sundance Circle!

Do you have a passion for helping children? Do you love being around horses?

Sundance Circle Hippotherapy is looking for sidewalkers, horse leads and barn team members to assist our Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Therapists in the arena and help care for our herd. Helping disabled children experience such a unique therapy is a fun and rewarding experience, which has a remarkable impact on their lives.

The sidewalkers job is to help the therapist by monitoring and assisting the patient as they are riding the horse during the session.

The horse leads are responsible for getting the horse prepared for each therapy session and walk the horse during the session.

Barn team members give their time helping with various chores in and around the barn; herd turn-out and bring-in, cleaning stalls and pastures, and feeding horses.

The arena where the sessions take place is covered and shielded from the elements; however, the arena is not temperature controlled. Good physical condition is highly recommended, as lots of walking is required.

Shifts typically last 1-2 hours and are available Monday through Saturday at various times. Questions regarding available shifts can be answered after training or as needed by the volunteer coordinator.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always looking for volunteers who are passionate about helping kids and ready to make a difference!

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About Sundance Circle Hippotherapy


16516 92nd St E, Sumner, WA 98390, US

Mission Statement

Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life through unique equine-assisted experiences.


"Hippotherapy" refers to how occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology professionals use evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning in the purposeful manipulation of a horse’s movement as a therapy tool to engage sensory, neuromotor, and cognitive systems to promote functional outcomes for patients.


Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Animals, Children & Youth, Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


16516 92nd St ESumner, WA 98390



  • Children Medical Services
  • Animal Therapy
  • Patient Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech-Language Pathology


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2+ hours per week - TBD on availability.
  • Sundance Circle offers various opportunities for volunteering, with different physical requirements for each role, so please reach out with any specific concerns or Qs. Ages 16+

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