Do you have patience for children and enjoy working with horses? We provide horse riding therapy programmes for children with a wide range of disabilities and special needs, and we are looking for regular volunteers to assist with our programme on a weekly basis. The role of the Horse Leader involves preparing horses for riding therapy sessions, leading the horse throughout the sessions, ensuring welfare of the horse and its safe behaviour for rider.
Ongoing training is provided to all volunteers, and you'll be working with a friendly and supportive team.
Some previous experience with horses is preferred, and must be comfortable around horses. A reasonable level of fitness is required and the ability to keep up with the horse at a trot. Willing to learn RDA methods and take guidance from senior personnel - particularly in relation to safety of both horses and children.
One morning per week during school term time, from 8:00am - 1:00pm.
Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays.
We are looking for an ongoing commitment of 1 year or more.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.
Youth & Children