Horse Handler Volunteer Program

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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Swan Center Outreach Ranch30625 Hasley Canyon RoadCastaic, CA 91384


Pre-requisite: Successful completion of the Horse Handler Volunteer Training Class. The training class for the Horse Handler Volunteer Program is offered to volunteers who have completed at least four 3-hr General Volunteer days.

The Horse Handler Volunteer Program is offered to anyone who would like to assist with general farm chores; and the daily care and training of horses.

Participants are trained to: catch and halter horses; groom horses; pick the horses' hooves; lead horses; feed horses; and train horses.

This program is open to children, ages 9 and above, and adults.

Children, younger than 9, or with special needs, may be eligible after completing an interview to determine their ability to safely participate.

Children, younger than 12, need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian, until such time as they demonstrate that they can safely participate without parental supervision.

Class Dates & Times: 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 9AM to 1PM (limited to 10 participants)


  • Animal Care / Handling

Good Match For

Kids Teens Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 9
  • Orientation or Training

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