Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Catch, groom, tack, play recreational games or take your participant on the ride of his/her life! Our volunteers play an integral role for our participants, providing support, encouragement and enthusiasm throughout the lesson. You do not need to have experience riding horses to volunteer for this program, we will teach you what you need to know!

As a volunteer you will assist with:

  • Prepping and cleaning the horses before and after the lessons
  • Assisting participants with riding the horse
  • Leading the horse during the lesson
  • Helping the participant to follow the instructions from the instructor
  • Feeding, watering and general horse care
  • Miscellaneous ranch duties and activity preparation

Schedule: Tuesdays – Saturdays, June through September

Location: YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch | Granby, CO

Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older (14 or older if you are a Junior Volunteer)
  • Must be able to stand on your feet for long periods of time, be able to walk on various terrain (sand, dirt, rock, etc.) and be prepared to work in all weather conditions
  • Background Check – approximately $16 fee

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