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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.

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New Volunteer Trainings:

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

Thurs., August 27 5:00pm-8:30pm
Sat., August 29 9:00am-12:30pm
Thurs., Sept. 3 10:00am-1:30pm


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


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Horse Handling Clinics:

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

More clinics to be scheduled soon...


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