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HHK is run on the power of our volunteers! If you would like to spend time with our horses and kids, give us a call or an email at

Here are some of the ways you can help:

Riding Session VolunteersHelp our riders groom and tack, and by leading and sidewalking in our lessons!

Feeding Shifts Help us feed, fill water buckets and muck paddocks, mornings and evenings. 

Facility / Program maintenance Mowing, weed wacking, keeping fence lines clear, painting, and repair projects. 

Event planning If you are good at events or fundraising, we could use your help!!

Community Service HHK is a registered community service agency.

Become an Instructor Certified Mentoring center and are happy to train you to become a Certified therapeutic riding instructor!

Volunteer Requirements

Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age. Exceptions may be made for current intermediate/advanced riders at HHK or other barns. Volunteers must be physically and emotionally able to be safe around horses and follow directions of staff at all times. Working outdoors with horses is physically demanding.

Volunteer/Staff Application print & complete; bring on day one and email

Volunteer Manual / Quick Start Guide for more training look below

Policy Manual read in entirety, print and sign the last page

Volunteer Orientation & Training "THE BASICS" & "REFINING": 2024: 3/10. 6/2, 9/22, 12/8

HHK Online Training Program

(currently under construction)

Books to refer to include: Pony Club Manuals: D, C, HB/A; and Certified Horsemanship Horsemanship Manuals Level 1-4

  • Tacking: Advanced – selecting and evaluating equipment needs for riders and horses including: types of saddles and bridles, how saddle affects rider position, how bridle and saddle affects the horse, and adaptive equipment

  • Tacking: Advanced – how to fit tack to horses and rider

  • The Gaits – identifying foot falls and beats of the walk, trot/jog, canter/lope – gallop

  • Feeding at HHK

  • Horsemanship:  Sense & Behavior -Horse senses & behavior as they affect riding safety

  • Horsemanship: Feeding & Watering – General Feed Requirements & Recognizing Poor Quality Feed

  • Horsemanship: Stable Management – horse protections : fly masks/bonnets, shelters, fly repellents

  • Horsemanship: Health and Sickness – Conformation (Form & Function)

  • Horsemanship: Health and Sickness – Maintenance medications (deworming, vaccinations, hoof and teeth care programs)

  • Horsemanship: Health and Sickness – First Aid 

  • Selection and Training: know how to train a horse to accept – leaders and sidewalkers, ambulation aids, mounting ramps and blocks, game equipment, mounting procedures

  • Selection and Training: conditioning and maintenance program for therapeutic riding horses including – lunging, schooling, and record keeping


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