One of the key ingredients to our program’s success is the direct, hands-on participation from our parent and family volunteers. In exchange for offering equine therapy to our students, we ask parents and family members to become part of our Hours-4-Ours program and provide volunteer time to Mitey Riders each year. This commitment allows us to continue providing lessons at no financial cost to you.

There are virtually hundreds of tasks that need to be accomplished daily to keep a program of this magnitude effective and safe for our riders, horses and volunteers.

A few examples include:

  • Leading
  • Side-walking
  • Sweeping barn
  • Cleaning stalls
  • Washing blankets, etc.
  • Cleaning tack room
  • Cleaning office
  • Cleaning bathrooms
  • Video taping classes
  • Grooming horses
  • Mending fences
  • Painting barn
  • Helping with newsletter
  • Getting others involved
  • Organizing fund raisers
  • Joining the Mitey Rider Council

If parents choose not to side-walk with their own rider or another in the class each week, there is a comprehensive list of tasks available that need to be done. Thank you in advance for your hard work, support and dedication to the program this year.

For more information on parents involvement, contact us.