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REATH Volunteer Check-In
Please complete the volunteer check-in after going through the training powerpoint
What is a reason why we use horses at The REATH Center?
They are big enough to carry people.
The horse’s pelvis moves in the same tri-planer motion at the walk as a human.
You can put a saddle on a horse.
What is your name & phone number?
How should you hold the lead rope when leading a horse?
Wrap it around your hand.
Let it drag the ground.
Hold the lead rope 8-12 in. from the snap, keep hands in from of you with palms up
What body language of the horse should cue a relaxed horse behavior?
Ears are upright, wide eyes, whites of eyes are visible, neck is craned, upright, body tense.
Ears pinned back, tail swishes, picks up hind leg as if to kick, eyes may be narrow
Ear fall back to the side, eyes are soft, neck is relaxed, hind leg is bent
How early should all volunteers arrive before the lesson starts?
30 minutes early
Hang on, I'm running late!
10 minutes early
Right when the ride starts
What is the main job of the leader?
Play with the chickens
To be responsible for the rider
To be responsible for the behavior of the horse
What is the role of a side walker?
Take responsibility of the rider
Lead the horse
Pick up the games
What type of shoes are appropriate when volunteering
Sturdy shoes or boots
Can you hand feed the horses treats?
When is it appropriate to mount the horse?
When the rider is completely alone
When the instructor is present and ready to help the rider mount
Only volunteers are present
Who needs to help clean up when the lesson is over?
Everyone working as a team
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