Multiple on-site New Volunteer Trainings
and Horse Handling Clinics are held throughout the
year for those interested in lesson volunteering.
New Volunteering Training
What is covered at New Volunteer Training?
• Mission and History of CTRC
• Volunteer Opportunities
• Volunteer policies and procedures
• Horse Safety & Orientation of Tack Room/Shed Rows
• Ring Etiquette
• Mounting and Dismounting Procedures
• Rider support tactics
• and much much more....
At the end of the New Volunteer Training, you will discuss your availability for volunteering with the Volunteer Coordinator.
Horse Handling Clinic
The purpose of the Horse Handling Clinic is for our Barn Manager to teach volunteers how we would like our horses handled. To limit the stress on the CTRC horses, we strive for consistently from all horse leaders. During the clinic, volunteers practice horse leading and going through the mounting process with a variety of our horses, which helps volunteers increase their skills so they can be effective and safe leaders. We also cover emergency procedures, body language, approaching the horse, tying rope halters, making corrections, and what to do during the warm-up time. Horse leaders' horse handling and safety skills are assessed in this clinic to ensure that horse leaders will be able to safely go into class.