Side walkers for the fall session 2020 – “Bubble Concept”
We are making every effort to get as many riders back in the saddle this fall that we can.
We have come up with the “bubble concept” for riders that need one or two sidewalkers –and can provide their own. These side walkers must be well known to the rider, for example family members, caregivers or therapists. The rider should bring the same side walker(s) s to each class and have side walker (s) that can commit to the whole session.
Each side walker (who has not already been trained at Windrush) is required to participate in a training session online and at Windrush, before the rider’s first lesson. All side walkers are required to complete Windrush Farm’s volunteer paperwork in order to participate.
We would like to thank all sidewalkers in advance for making it possible for “their rider” to participate in our fall session.
Please contact email@example.com for further details and to book a training session.
Please join us and:
- Support clients with special needs in their therapeutic riding classes
- Join our vibrant community on a beautiful horse farm
- Bond with our cherished clients and gentle horses
- No horse experience necessary
- Ages 14 and up
Thank you for considering becoming a volunteer at Windrush Farm. We have opportunities for people without horse experience as well as experienced horse people. Whether you have an hour a week or a day a year we have an opportunity that will match your availability and your interests.
We offer a short training session for all volunteers who will be helping in class.
Volunteers should be able to walk and jog alongside the horse at a trot. We also offer a few “walk-only” classes.
No horse experience is required for to be a sidewalker.
A sidewalker walks and/or jogs alongside the horse to help keep the rider safe and achieve his/her goals. This may involve a safety hold of the client for an entire lesson, or a more hands off approach, depending on the needs of the client. The sidewalker is an extension of the instructor, who helps guide and coach the client through the lesson.
Some horse experience is required to be a horse handler.
- Lead the horse during the class
Horse handlers need to have good horse experience (such as owning a horse or similar experience) and a willingness to utilize Windrush techniques to keep handling skills consistent.
Corporate, Community or School Group Volunteering
Windrush Farm is a 38-acre working farm, with access to miles of trails. We always have something do on the property! We welcome groups to help with a wide variety of projects including: painting, cleaning, washing, fence mending, clearing trails, building new pathways, weeding ans mulching . Projects can be from two hours to a full day. We look forward to seeing you and your co-workers and friends on the farm and thank you in advance for your help with maintaining Windrush for our clients and horses.
Questions? Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org o. 978.682.7855