Horses Help is looking for experienced horse leaders to begin training to volunteer in our classes. As a horse leader, your responsibilities will be to warm-up and tack assigned horses and then lead them for our therapeutic riding or hippotherapy classes. Additional trainings are provided to become a therapeutic horse leader. Other critical candidate requirements are:
Walk at a brisk pace for 30 minutes
Comfortable leading horses with or without a rider on board
Comfortable working with and communicating effectively with team members
Comfortable attending and passing an emergency dismount class
Must be able to safely manage 50 lbs of weight to the ground
Take and pass a series of horse leading skill sets for proficiency including emergency situations and leading with multiple riders up in an arena setting.
Pass our basic horse handling skill set
Please visit our website www.horseshelp.org to fill out our Volunteer Application. You may fax it to us, scan and email it, or even deliver it to our facility located at 2601 E. Rose Garden Lane. While on the website you can also register for one of our monthly volunteer orientations. Lets talk about joining the team!
Horses Help is a recreational and therapeutic organization, in an equine environment, for the special needs and at-risk community by helping to overcome barriers dealing with physical, cognitive and emotional limitations.
Horses Help has been serving the special needs and at risk youth populations for over 30 years. Volunteers assist children & adults with physical cognitive and emotional challenges during daily sessions in a very diverse equine environment, The volunteers at Horses Help will be delighted with the diversity of the programs with which to participate.
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
We'll work with your schedule.
2601 E. Rose Garden LanePhoenix, AZ85050
January 4, 2021
Animal Care / Handling
Must be at least 16
Orientation or Training
2-3 hours per week for a 6 week duration.
Ability to walk briskly outdoors for 30 minutes at a time.