Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are the backbone of our program!

Without them, our program would not be possible.

Each rider begins with one Horse Handler and two Side Walkers.

“Awesome, enlightening, and therapeutic (for me!). I am in awe.”


Horse Handler & Side Walker

Virginia Helping Jack as a Volunteer at Kids and Horses

Help as a Side Walker

Side Walkers walk alongside participants as they ride. The purpose of a Side Walker is to help keep the rider safe and assist their participation. 

Become a Horse Handler

Horse Handlers guide horses while clients ride by leading or long-lining. A Horse Handler grooms, tacks and handles the horse during the therapy session or adaptive riding lesson. 

Serve on the Facility Crew

Facility Crew members help maintain our nearly 6-acre ranch! Responsibilities can include but are not limited to, cleaning our building, weeding, maintaining fences, ranch repairs, etc.

Join the Equine Crew

Equine Crew volunteers may help with turning-out horses, preparing horse lunches, feeding, manure pick-up, etc. Horse experience required. 


Volunteering at Kids & Horses is fun and rewarding!

How do I become a volunteer?

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete our Volunteer Application. You may also email or call 775-267-1775.

Volunteer Application

Volunteers in Action

Volunteers in Action

Volunteers in Action

Volunteers in Action