Robinson Ranch – Training Classes: Side-walker, horse leader
Join us Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 9 am to 12 noon for:
Side-walker & Horse Leader
training and skills testing.
Are you a volunteer who would like to assist in lessons?? All lesson volunteers MUST certify as a Side-walker prior to holding any other position. (Required for Special Olympics Volunteers).
No horse experience is necessary to be a Side-walker.
9:00 Side-walker Training.
Side-walkers focus on the rider, listening to the instructor, relaying and interpreting commands to the rider and other support team members as necessary while ensuring the overall safety of rider during mounting and lesson.
We will discuss and practice various side-walking techniques.
10:00 Skills testing to certify as a Side-walker.
You will be tested on the skills practiced in the training class.
10:30 Horse Handler Training.
Caring for our horses is an essential part of the program at Robinson Ranch. As a Horse Handler you will be responsible for haltering and leading horses between paddocks, grooming the horse, tacking the horse up for lessons, and making our horses feel loved and appreciated. Experience with horses is necessary.
11:30 Skills testing to certify as a Horse Handler. You will be tested on the skills practiced in the training class.
You MUST certify as a Horse Handler prior to being a Horse Leader, exercise rider or Coach/Instructor
For more information and to reserve your training spot: