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Volunteer Application | Volunteer FAQ

Volunteer Training Schedule

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.

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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.

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New Volunteer Trainings:

*RSVP is required. Space is limited. Email or call 303-652-9131.

Sat., October 11 2:00pm-5:30pm


Volunteers will be able to side walk in classes after attending a New Volunteer Training. _____________________________

Horse Handling Clinics:

*RSVP is required. Space is limited. Email or call 303-652-9131.

More trainings to be scheduled soon...


**Volunteers wishing to horse lead in class must attend and pass a horse handling clinic. Prior horse experience is required for attending a Horse Handling Clinic. Volunteers with no horse experience can acquire horse experience by first volunteering as a side walker in class. Horse Handling Clinics are not required for class volunteers who solely want to side walk in class.


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