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Volunteer at Raemelton

volunteerRaemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center teaches horseback riding to the disabled individuals. Volunteers are a vital part of the program. Our greatest need is for side walkers and leaders, but there are other duties in which we utilize volunteers. Two, and sometimes three volunteers are needed to either lead the horses and ponies or act as side walkers with the riders during class time, especially in the beginning stages of the student’s lessons.

For this reason, the program needs to rely upon many volunteers each week. Classes are held 5 days a week, and are run in sessions of 10 weeks. Without the volunteers, the program could not exist or expand to include a greater number of students.

The three primary categories are property management, horse care and lesson assistants.

  • Property Management: Mowing, weeding, fence repair, painting etc.
  • Horse care: (Previous horse experience preferred) Clean stalls, groom horses, assist with feeding and shifting from stall to pastures.
  • Lesson assistants: Horse leader: Responsible for leading the horse during the lessons. Previous horse experience required. Side walker: Walks along side the rider during the lesson to provide support and to assist with emergency dismounts.
  • If you are interested in volunteering your time to assist Raemelton. If you would like more information on volunteering, please call us at 419-756-0040.

    Orientations will be held at least four times a year.

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