Description

Volunteering with West Lothian Riding for the Disabled is rewarding and fulfilling. We want you to benefit from your time with us which means it’s not just our participants who learn and achieve their goals. We are looking for keen, enthusiastic, motivated volunteers to join our team!
The main role of the volunteer is to interact with our riders and ensure they gain the maximum benefit from their lessons, as well as leading and side-walking with our horses and grooming and tacking them up. It absolutely doesn't matter if you have no experience with horses as training will be given.
Our season is May to October. We hold lessons on a Monday and Wednesday evening and Tuesday and Saturday morning. Volunteers can join from age 12 – there is no upper age limit!

Organisation aims and objectives

West Lothian RDA provides opportunities for those with a physical disability or learning difficulty to reach therapeutic goals, achieve personal ambitions, combat social isolation, develop life skills, experience the outdoors and connect with animals.

Availability

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Restrictions

Experience required: No experience required – training will be given.
Travel details: We are just off the A904 Linlithgow to South Queensferry Road. Unfortunately there is no regular public transport so access to a car would be required.
Minimum age: 12

Support

Expenses details: Our induction will include a variety of information designed to bring the volunteer up to date with policies and procedures at the group, as well as give them information about the Group, its activities and where they fit in. We cover Safeguarding and Health & Safety. Basic horse care is also given on catching, grooming, tacking up the horses as well as how to lead and side-walk in a safe and correct manner. How to assist riders mounting and dismounting as well as during lessons. Ongoing training throughout the year is offered.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: We are having a Open Day on Saturday 16th March 10am-12pm
Training details: Our induction will include a variety of information designed to bring the volunteer up to date with policies and procedures at the group, as well as give them information about the Group, its activities and where they fit in. We cover Safeguarding and Health & Safety. Basic horse care is also given on catching, grooming, tacking up the horses as well as how to lead and side-walk in a safe and correct manner. How to assist riders mounting and dismounting as well as during lessons. Ongoing training throughout the year is offered.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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