Junior Volunteers – Ages 12 to 16 Years

Junior Volunteers – Ages 12 to 16 Years

Junior volunteers are 12 to 16 years of age and work under the direct supervision of the equine manager or a volunteer mentor. They do not participate directly in lessons.  Junior volunteers may participate in Ranch Activities as deemed by Equine Director.  Junior volunteers must be accompanied by a parent or another adult until they have demonstrated that their maturity and skills are at the level where a staff person determines an adult is no longer necessary.  Junior volunteers must demonstrate the ability to act responsibly in the barn area, complete task, and follow barn rules and guidelines.

Qualifications and Responsibilities:

  • Attendance at Ranch volunteer orientation part 1 & 2
  • Previous horse experience is preferred
  • Successful completion of Ranch junior volunteer training
  • Basic horse skills are required such as picking hooves, grooming, safe leading techniques and leading horses through pasture gates with other horses which are loose
  • Assist Ranch wrangler with getting horses ready for lessons
  • Assist Ranch wrangler with caring for horses after lessons
  • Set up and take down lesson rings
  • Prepare stalls for horses coming in
  • Clean stalls, feed tubs, water buckets
  • Clean tack

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