The volunteer horse sidewalker(s) main concern is for the safety of the physically and/or mentally challenged rider. Secondarily they help the rider focus attention on the instructor and help challenge the rider to perform to the best of his/her abilities.
Before a volunteer can work as a sidewalker he/she must:
1.Observe experienced sidewalkers during a riding session
2.Attend at least one orientation session
3.Initially work with an experienced sidewalker
You do not need any knowledge of horses or disabled persons.
Each session lasts from 3-10 weeks (10 week sessions in spring and fall and shorter session in the summer and winter).
Sessions are held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings and Tuesday afternoons. Possibility of other days and times including weekends in the future. Help is needed for any of these sessions.
Please call Nancy Radosta, Volunteer Coordinator, at 410-604-2290.
- Child Development
- Physical Therapy
- Animal Therapy
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 14
- Orientation or Training
- 3-4 hours each weekly session for entire session.