Side walkers help ensure the safety of our participants. They walkbeside our riders as they are on their horses in the arena. The job of the side walker is tohelp maintain the balance of the rider when he cannot do so for himself, to clarifyinstructions and directions when needed, and to provide reassurance andencouragement to the rider. The instructor helps the side walker learn how to bestsupport the rider. Being a side walker is an 8-week commitment for 1-hour per week.