Join us by committing to assist riders during their Equestrian Therapy sessions. Help build self-esteem and quality of life to the disabled population in and around the Northeast San Antonio area.
Each (M-F) evening starts at 3:00 pm and lasts until 9:00 pm. We break the evening into two shifts for our volunteers.
The first shift is 3-6 pm: These volunteers come in and groom the horses, clean the paddocks and put the hay out. Then they get tack and horses ready for lessons. Lessons are from 4-6 pm. Volunteers assist the riders as side walkers.
The second shift is 6-9 pm: These volunteers come in and get tack and horses ready for lessons. Lessons are from 6-8 pm. Volunteers assist the riders as side walkers. From 8-9 pm they feed, turnout horses and clean stalls/barn.
*Side walkers are volunteers who walk next to the riders legs and give whatever level of support is needed depending on the individual rider’s needs. Volunteers with more horse experience lead the horses during lessons.
Training is required before you begin volunteering. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org The Saddle Light Center is located in the Retama Equestrian Center at 17530 Old Evans Rd in Selma, TX -Thanks!
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Saddle Light Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship
17530 Old Evans Rd., Selma, TX 78154, US
Saddle Light Center (SLC) is a community oriented non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide equestrian therapy for children, teenagers, and adults that have a disability including: neurological, orthopedic, learning, and emotional as well as a wide range of others. Our goal is to inspire our riders to accomplishments previously considered beyond their capabilities.
Saddle Light Center was founded in May of 1991 for the purpose of providing horse-based therapy for individuals with a wide range of disabilities. Because of the strength, balance, and coordination developed through horse back riding, participants often find that other physical tasks such as walking become possible. Therapy on horseback is fun while providing significant physical, mental, and emotional benefits. Riders are scheduled on weekday afternoons and evenings.
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
We'll work with your schedule.
Retama Equestrian Center17530 Old Evans RoadSelma, TX78154