No experience necessary! No matter your comfort level with horses, you will learn all you need to know to safely assist with a therapy session during your orientation.
Every therapy session a child participates in with a horse requires TWO volunteers: 1 to lead the horse through the sensory track, and 1 to walk alongside the horse to help the child and therapist as needed. We are so grateful for all those who make it possible to provide the life-changing experience of equine-assisted therapies to our special needs friends!
Volunteers begin as side-walkers, learning the ropes at Manes and Miracles as they help the therapist and rider during the session.
With time and additional training, volunteers may progress to lead-walker, responsible for leading and advocating for the horse during a session.
There are opportunities to help in other ways at the Ranch so know that wherever and however you serve, you are blessing lives! Admin, welding, marketing, landscaping, sensory track building are just a few of the things volunteers help with around the ranch,
*We are unable to accomodate court ordered community service hours*
*Community Service hours for schools/clubs are welcome!*
Four times each month, Hayden gets to leave behind the wheels of her chair during therapy to experience the freedom of walking on Winston, her favorite pony.
Will you join the Miracle Maker Club to bring hope, happiness, and healing to Hayden and her friends?