Volunteering At Horse Sense
Whether you have experience with animals or not, all you need to volunteer at Horse Sense is a positive attitude, a willingness to listen to instruction, and you must be 13 or older. Horse Sense offers a very volunteer friendly environment; we could always use help! Volunteering activities allow close interaction with farm animals, as well as the many people who come to visit.
Some volunteering experiences include:
Volunteer with day camps all of July and August. Assist new riders and learn with them about horses and horsemanship. Lots of fun while learning.
Volunteers for this program must have a calm attitude and must always listen to instructions given for their safety as well as the riders. Volunteer activities may include: catching horses, grooming horses, tacking up horses, side walking and leading them and their riders in the therapeutic lessons, and cleaning any stall/mess their horse has made.
Volunteering with the Mobile Petting Zoo: There are always events and places to go with the petting zoo, and every experience is different. Volunteers help load animals into the trailer before departure, set up the petting zoo at the given location, bring out animals/supplies, and depending on the event, may help with pony rides. After the event is over, volunteers also help get all the animals back in the trailer, and pack up the fences. Every event is different, and it's always a lot of fun to help out!
Volunteering at the Farm: There is never a day where there is nothing to do at the farm. Volunteers are able to interact with the animals in helping with feeding/water, cleaning out stalls and the barn, helping bring in and tack up horses for lessons, etc. You can start volunteering with no experience, as there is always a lot to learn, and everyone is willing to help! During warmer seasons Horse Sense hosts many birthday parties as well. Volunteers learn what to do for parties, and after time and learning about the animals, can help with the tours of the petting zoo.