Like Being Around Horses and Helping People with Disabilities?

Dates Volunteer is Needed: 
Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; Flexible daylight hours
Number of Volunteers Needed: 
Description of the Volunteer Opportunity: 

Would you like to help disabled children, adults, or veterans learn to ride a horse? If so, you have just found your golden opportunity! Loving Thunder is the first and only Premier Accredited Path Intl center in New Mexico. We are looking for dedicated volunteers to help with Horse Leading and side walking for our Therapeutic Horseback riding program. We are located in Rio Rancho and have opportunities to help on Wed, Thur, Fri, & Sat . We offer riding lessons to special needs individuals who require more support than is currently available in a regular stables. Our riders have a variety of disabilities, such as autism, downs syndrome, developmental delay, stroke, ALS, PTSD, etc. We also have barn assistant, fundraising, volunteer management and Board of Director opportunities available. Please visit our website for more information:

Areas of Interest: 
Children and Youth
Veterans and Military Families
Great for: 
Who Will Be Impacted Through This Project: 

Children, Adults and Veterans with social, mental and/ or physical challenges

Is This an Ongoing Opportunity?: 
Minimum Age of Volunteers: 
Are Court-Ordered Volunteers Accepted?: 
Nonprofit Will Provide: 

No previous experience is necessary. We will provide training for the safe handling and care of both the horses and the riders.

Additional Requirements: 

Attend a Volunteer Training Orientation
Must be over the age of 14
Must have access to Email
Must have reliable transportation

Last Updated: Apr 20 2018
Address of Project Site
Rio Rancho
New Mexico
Contact Info
(505) 554-9493


The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, United Way of Central New Mexico provides these volunteer opportunities as a service to our community and does not assume any responsibility for the validity of such postings. To ensure accurate and up-to-date information, please contact the organization who posted the opportunity.

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