Volunteers are required for all of the HorsePower programs and consist of two types - Leaders and Sidewalkers. All lessons are held Monday through Thursday between 8:30am and 5pm, and active volunteers must commit to at least one hour per week for an eight-week session. HorsePower volunteers do not ride, they ensure hundreds of great rides for our very special participants!
Our programs are set up in five eight-week sessions. Riders' eligibility is determined by a HorsePower assessment and a doctor's permission form. All forms (see Resources page) need to be filled out prior to the assessment. All participants must have a physician's signature prior to riding. Additionally, those participants seeing a physical and/or occupational therapist must have their forms completed by the appropriate professional(s). Forms are completed annually, though some may be less often with physician's consent. Please note that there are some conditions that may be a contraindication for riding. This may not mean a rider cannot ride, but it does mean that the individual with this condition must be assessed thoroughly.