Equestrian Program Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers are essential to Midnight Farm's on-going success. Without volunteers, we would not be able to serve our special riders. Midnight Farm is currently seeking side walkers and horse leaders to help with our therapeutic riding classes. Various time slots are available including mornings, afternoons, evenings Monday - Thursday and Saturday mornings and afternoons!
Sidewalker: A sidewalker walks alongside the rider in class, assisting the rider as needed with physical support, as well as helping complete activities and participate in games.
Sidewalkers also assist in putting the helmet on and getting to and from the horse safely. No previous horse experience is necessary to be a sidewalker.
Leader: A leader grooms, tacks and warms the
horse up for class. They also lead the horse in class and control it to the extent the rider is not able to. Leaders also untack and groom the horse after class. Previous horse experience and additional Midnight Farm training is required to be a leader.
To be a Leader or Sidewalker, you must be at least 14 years old and
able to walk at a moderate pace over slightly uneven, sandy ground for a period of approximately 60 minutes with short periods of jogging mixed in.
Upcoming Volunteer Training Dates:
There are no trainings scheduled at this time.
Look for new dates is 2017!
Interested in volunteering?
If you are interested in volunteering in our therapeutic riding classes, click on the link below and complete our online Equestrian Program Volunteer Application
and we will contact you soon!
If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Ky Kanaman and he can assist you.
Volunteers aren't paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless!
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