Lesson Volunteer-Sidewalker

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Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center

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Therapeutic Riding

The volunteer will be walking beside a horse while spotting a rider with a physical, emotional and/or cognitive disability. The volunteer position is aptly titled "Sidewalker" and the experience is unlike any other!

The volunteer arrives about twenty minutes prior to the class start in order to be informed by the instructor as to what will take place during the riding class. When the rider arrives, the volunteer assists the rider in brushing the horse, cleaning its hooves and "tacking" or placing the riding equipment on the horse.

The volunteer plays a crucial role throughout the therapeutic riding lesson. With the right combination of working alongside the rider to promote independence, instill confidence and support the instructor's direction, the volunteer will share in the healing experience and earn an intense sense of satisfaction.

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About Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center


60575 Billadeau Road, Bend, OR 97702, US

Mission Statement

"...to heal with horses."


PURPOSE: Provide a memorable healing experience to disabled, emotionally challenged or behaviorally at risk children and disabled adults through physical, social and emotional interaction with horses and volunteers at a professionally staffed equestrian center.

VISION: Healing Reins' riders experience enhanced physical function, improved self esteem and reduced stress through the joy filled therapy of natural movement with horses and the lives of all involved in making this possible are enriched.


We'll work with your schedule.


60575 Billadeau RoadBend, OR 97702




  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training

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