Thank you for offering to share your talents with Three Gaits!
Please complete this Volunteer Application form and return it to Three Gaits by scanning and emailing, mailing (PO Box 153, Oregon WI 53575) or dropping it off at the farm (3741 Hwy 138 W., Stoughton). Please make sure to complete each part, especially the mandatory sections. Watch the videos below and come for a tour or observation. Email for your visit at [email protected]!
Volunteers at Three Gaits share a love of horses and people! We’re happy to share our love of horses and people AND what we know about working with horses and people in group and individual training sessions. If horses are your passion and you love being physically active outdoors or in the barn no matter the weather, and have some experience owning or working with horses, you might be interested in volunteering in horse care chores.
If you love seeing students succeed, volunteering in lessons might be your bliss. (You’ll still have horse interaction!)
And some people like a little bit of both!
For Therapeutic Riding Lessons: As Three Gaits returns to full programming following the COVID-19 pandemic, we are revamping our lesson volunteer training. Please watch these the Volunteer Training Videos below to learn more about the important things you’ll be doing, and how we do it at Three Gaits. Group training will take place just prior to each lesson term for you to get hands-on experience, and a volunteer mentor will help guide you in your first lessons.
For Barn & Horse Chores: Please schedule a visit to the barn to see the action and learn more about the responsibilities. Based on prior horse experience, you’ll shadow staff or mentor volunteers as you complete the required safety and horse handling skills. Small group training will be offered as much as possible.
Volunteer Training Videos
Welcome to Three Gaits – Farm Layout; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDg2XNiXQ98
Here’s the Office: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9wn6EQXpYU
Volunteer Training: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2HZlhgjflk&t=49s
Recording your hours: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9APpZm254JY&t=18s
Please log your hours, including travel time. You can log-in at the office at Three Gaits or remotely through this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQT3Lsi7j5ruKl3iqetWq4qNN0YDXQcz1cvYfRe5x88CQyuA/viewform)
Emergency Procedures; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4MHa9Zl-8Q&t=2s
Horse Bridling Tips & Tricks; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8E6jrzUnhM&t=3s
We look forward to seeing you on the farm!