The types of things you’ll be asked to do include: grooming the horses, tacking up, clearing trails, helping to maintain the pastures, oiling tack, deworming, feeding and watering the horses, giving baths, and cleaning up horse poop. If you don’t know how to do these things (and most of our new volunteers don’t), we’ll teach you.
That’s the huge benefit of being a volunteer! You’ll learn so more by volunteering than we would teach you even if you were paying for lessons, because in lessons, we only teach you to ride. As a volunteer you will learn much more about routine horse care.
How to keep the horses happy and healthy, how to deworm a horse and how often, how to administer necessary vaccinations, how much to feed and how often, how recognize any signs of discomfort, what to do in a situation where a horse may be colicing or injured, and when to call the vet. It is an all around education in horsemanship!