The primary responsibility of a sidewalker is to maintain constant safety awareness, while providing physical and motivational support to the rider. As part of being a class volunteer, sidewalkers and horse leaders work together to prepare for class; i.e. bringing in horses and pregrooming. During a year, we have five sessions (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Holiday). Each sessions consists of 5-9 weeks. Your commitment would be a minimum of 1.5 hours on the day and time you are scheduled during the session.

We hold lessons:

Monday - Thursday, Class Times Vary ||  Saturdays 9 am – 2 pm.​

Responsibilities and expectations:

  • Should arrive at least 15-20 minutes before scheduled lesson

  • Responsible for the safety of the rider at all times

  • Assist rider in grooming and tacking prior to lesson, untacking and giving horse treats after the lesson

  • Secure the rider on the horse according to the needs of the rider

  • Assist leader as necessary

Qualification and requirements:

  • Minimum age of 13

  • Reliable, trustworthy, self-motivated

  • Must attend ROL Volunteer Training

  • Should be able to walk fast and jog intermittently during class

  • Take direction from the instructor(s) at all times to insure the safety of the rider

Contact Us


55200 Quince Road, South Bend, IN 46619     

9375 W. 300 N., Michigan City, IN 46360

SB P. 574-232-0853  |  MC  P. 219-874-7519 


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