Horse Leading in a Therapeutic Riding Lesson

Dates Volunteer is Needed: 
Number of Volunteers Needed: 
Description of the Volunteer Opportunity: 

At Loving Thunder you will be helping children and adults with developmental delays and disabilities to enjoy learning to ride a horse.

These individuals are faced with challenges every day, but learning to ride creates the biggest smiles and giggles you will ever see. Not to mention you are helping them boost their self-esteem and self-confidence. Build muscle strength and much more.

Your help as a horse leader would require some previous horse experience and sidewalker experience (all can be learned at LTTR). You would be partnering with the horse to provide the movement and interaction needed to cause big changes in the rider’s life.

More info can be found at http//
NOT TO WORRY, if you don’t have horse experience, you can still help as a sidewalker. We will train you to be safe and effective around the horses and riders. Please see our sidewalker posting or go to the link above for more information.

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

Special needs children and adults who are participating in horsemanship lessons.

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

Training will be provided.

Additional Requirements: 

Horse experience is required but it can be achieved by working previously as a sidewalker.

Last Updated: Dec 15 2018
Address of Project Site
Northern Rio Rancho-Call for Appointment
Rio Rancho
New Mexico
Contact Info
(505) 554-9949 x3


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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