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Reins of Hope - Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program

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ORGANIZATION: The Volunteer Center of Reno County

This position enables individuals with special needs to gain confidence and self esteem. Sidewalker volunteers are directly responsible for the student rider. The sidewalker should help the student focus his/her attention on the instructor and assist in completing the assignment. There may be one or two sidewalker's per student.

A horse leader volunteer's responsibility is the horse. Lead horse in arena with student riding and one or two sidewalkers helping student. Leader is controlling horse for safety of rider and sidewalkers but allowing rider to perform instructors commands up to their ability. Must keep aware of horses attitude. Also be aware of rider and what is happening around the horse. Saddling and grooming sometimes.

Volunteers are needed for 6 week classes.

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About The Volunteer Center of Reno County


c/o Hutchinson Community College - Davis Hall, 815 N. Walnut, Hutchinson, KS 67501, US

Mission Statement

The mission of The Volunteer Center is to match individuals willing to serve with non-profit and governmental organizations in need of help for the benefit the community. Our goal is to be the first place people think of when they want to be of service and the first place non-profit and governmental groups think of when they need dependable volunteer help. As a result we extend the human capacity of area non-profit and governmental agencies by recruiting volunteers to fill a wide variety of volunteer positions in the community.


The Volunteer Center recruits, refers and supports volunteers for the betterment of the community. The Center is home of the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), the Volunteer Action Corps (VAC), Friends in Action and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program in Reno County, Kansas.


Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation
Children & Youth, People with Disabilities, Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


c/o Hutchinson Community College - Davis Hall815 N. WalnutHutchinson, KS 67501




  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 14
  • Once a week for six weeks during classes.

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