Harmony HorseWorks volunteers learn horse therapy using equine stress control therapy. Become a part of Colorado's horse sanctuary movement and make room for a horse in your heart.

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Information for Volunteers

For those who want to volunteer at Harmony HorseWorks, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, this information may answer some of your questions before you come out and visit us for the first time. Volunteer orientation is every Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon. Call ahead and let us know you are coming as the weather needs to cooperate.

  1. You will be asked to read and sign a volunteer agreement which contains a disclaimer and release from liability, which is required by Colorado law, that states you understand the inherent risks of working around horses and that you will hold us harmless from any injuries or accidents on our premises doing volunteer work. Volunteers care for horses
  2. You will receive an orientation session the first time you come, introducing you to all our horses, and a tour of the barn, tack room, corrals and pasture. You will learn some basic protocols about working with an around horses, such as closing gates, putting things back exactly where you found them, and keeping tools away from the horses.
  3. During your second visit, you will be trained in how to move a horse safely around on the ground. Each step, from putting on a halter and lead rope, to taking him for a walk out on the trail, will be demonstrated. You will be asked to bring hard-soled shoes whenever you come, preferably waterproof.
  4. Our daily chores are mucking (picking up horse excrement), grooming the horses (including picking out their feet), moving hay bales, filling water tanks, making repairs, exercising the horses and any other jobs one might find on a working horse ranch.
  5. Our special chores include taming mustangs, teaching young horses ground manners, and getting older horses ready for saddling up and riding.
  6. If you are interested, you can also learn how to do Equine Stress Control Therapy (ESCT) on spooky horses, an equine therapy that teach to help rehabilitate them using bilateral eye movement and body tapping. Volunteers care for horsesVolunteers care for horses You can also learn some Performance Excellence Attainment Training (PEAT) coaching techniques for fearful riders and how to help them over come their fears under the personal tutelage of Barbara Wright.
  7. There is also office work that can be done, such as copying, collating, sending out emails, preparing mailings and stuffing envelopes.
  8. For those who have special tools and equipment, there is fence repair, barn repair, wood cutting and dirt moving, as well as fence post drilling, that needs to be done from time to time. Help in these areas is very much appreciated.

We are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the summer but shut down at 5:00 p.m. during the winter months.

Barbara Wright
Chairman, Board of Directors

Harmony HorseWorks is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in good standing and registered as such in Colorado. Annual reports are on file with the Colorado Secretary of State. FEIN-200763702.

 

 

Barbara Wright specializes in horse healing. Volunteers learn horse therapy using equine stress control therapy. Barbara's artistry helps support her equine therapy.
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