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   From the start of our operations back in 1998 to the present, people who have offered their time and energy as Volunteers have played a key role at the New York Therapeutic Riding Center's program, Equestria.
   Two critical support functions provided by volunteers remain an integral part of our classes while working in close collaboration with our program's therapeutic riding instructor in teaching students to ride.
   The two (2) primary support functions provided by volunteers is detailed below.
   During a therapeutic riding class, a volunteer will serve as either a leadwalker or a sidewalker.
   The Leadwalker walks in front of the horse, guiding the horse with a leadrope.
The Sidewalker walks alongside the horse and:
* Reinforces important information that has been given to the student by the therapeutic riding instructor.
* Provides any physical support the student may need.
   Leadwalkers and Sidewalkers provide both an emotional and safety support system that allows students to fully concentrate on acquiring their equestrian skills.
>  Also, a special note here is that you do not need to have any special knowledge of horses to become an Equestria Volunteer.
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For additional information on Volunteer Opportunities at the New York Therapeutic Riding Center's Equestria program, please Contact Us at the below number. >