All those wishing to handle a horse in any capacity as a leader in lessons/sessions, barn help, hill walking, exercise riding, etc. must complete a "Taking the Lead" training. This one and a half-hour training consists of watching a short video and discussion, as well as hands-on practice in the barn. Please remember to wear closed-toe, closed-heel shoes and comfortable clothing. You are welcome and encouraged to bring a bottle of water and snack!
Apparel: For your safety and comfort, all volunteers should wear closed-toe, closed-heel shoes. We recommend tying back long hair, as well as avoiding dangling jewelry and pants that drag on the ground. Please dress appropriately for weather conditions and shorts of appropriate length are acceptable attire during the summer months. In the winter, layers are suggested, but please be conscious to avoid clothing that will restrict your movement or become caught in equipment.