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Volunteer Side Walker or Horse Leader - HVC-1461

Upminster Riding for the Disabled

 Do you want to be part of a small friendly Riding for the Disabled group that give local children and young adults with disabilities the opportunity to experience the joys of horse riding?

Become a volunteer and help play a part in supporting them to improve their confidence, well-being, core strength, balance and coordination.

We are looking for helpers to either side walk or horse lead as each child we support requires 3 helpers - 2 side walkers and a horse leader.

The role of a side walker is to walk along the side of the pony, offering support, guidance and encouragement to the rider helping them follow instructions given by the coach.

With the role of the horse leaders being to tack the horses up and lead the pony throughout the lessons following the coach’s instructions.

What skills do I need?

We are looking for reliable volunteers who are able to offer a weekly school time commitment. No experience with horses necessary just a good level of fitness 

Lessons take place in a large indoor riding school or when the weather allows in the outside ménage.

Training will be given and a DBS is required which will be paid for by the group.

If you can help at either of the lessons or all three your help would be greatly appreciated.

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening

They meet every Wednesday (school term time only) between 9.30 and 2.30, and run 3, 1-hour lessons which take place at 10.00am, 11.00am and 1.30pm.

Where does this role take place?

Eastminster School of Riding,
Hooks Hall Farm
The Chase,
RM12 4EZ

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  • Ideal for people interested in
  • Children
  • Disability
  • Wildlife and Animals
  • Young People
  • Ideal for people who like
  • General Helping
  • Supporting People and Befriending
  • Details
  • Age restrictions
    Over 18
  • DBS check required

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