Sidewalking in a Therapeutic Riding lesson

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

Sidewalking is a hands on experience helping children and adults with developmental delays and disabilities learn to ride a horse. You are walking beside the horse to ensure the rider safety and help them with learning the skills needed to become independent equestrians.

No experience is necessary, our training program will teach you everything you need to k now. You should be healthy and able to walk at least 30 minutes in the sandy arena and be able to assist a rider from the horse in case of emergency. Weekly attendance is encouraged so riders have consistent helpers.

More information and application can be found at

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

Children and adults with developmental needs will benefit from your help while they gain horsemanship skills.

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

Training is provided. No previous experience is necessary.

Additional Requirements: 

Must be willing to help in all types of weather and in an outdoor arena. We do cancel on extreme weather days, but riding continues during winter and on hot summer days. Must be healthy and able to walk at least 30 minutes in a sandy arena. You must be able to lift at least 50 lbs and/or assist a rider to the ground during emergencies. Techniques will be taught during orientation.

Last Updated: Mar 23 2018
Address of Project Site
Northern Rio Rancho-Call for Appointment
Rio Rancho
New Mexico
Contact Info
(505) 554-9493


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