Volunteer Training Class
WHEN: Saturday, March 18th
TIME: 2:00 PM
WHERE: The arena at 76 Millerstown Road, Shippenville, PA. This arena is not
heated and the floors are sawdust. Be sure to wear appropriate attire.
FOR: New volunteers, persons interested or those desiring a refresher.
CONTENT: Heavenly Gaits policies and procedures will be covered along with basic horse knowledge and the various positions available for volunteers.
Instruction will be given on one of the most important jobs in therapy instruction - the side-walker. The side-walker’s main job is to give the rider as much help in maintaining his or her balance on the horse as needed. They support the rider during grooming, riding, mounting and dismounting. They also relay the instructor’s directions using verbal or physical assistance. One or two people may be asked to act as side-walkers for a rider, depending on how much difficulty he or she is having with balance.
Call 814-221-1690 with any questions or email firstname.lastname@example.org