Our volunteers are the core to our Centre and without them we would not be able to run! To ensure consistency for our horses and riders, all volunteers receive on site training these topics while under the supervision of our Ryde Centre Coaches. Please note: these videos provide examples only, and there may be some differences in how our Centre operates.
The Bridge Centre is a therapeutic riding centre located in Massachusetts in the United States. A fantastic centre, they have also put together some great short videos to explain what’s required from volunteers in an RDA lesson from how to lead a horse and to how to assist riders, to emergency procedures. If you have any questions please contact a Ryde Centre Coach for clarification / further information.
Please also refer to the RDA(NSW) Volunteer Information Guides below for further explanation of horse care & the RDA(NSW) approach to working with horses.
Assisting a Rider:
Leading a Horse in a lesson
Dismounting a rider:
Return to our Volunteer Training page to continue learning!