We need you!

We are a natural horsemanship facility, our volunteers learn to handle the horses according to the principles of natural horsemanship which are love, language and leadership.   

As a volunteer you will learn:

  • What it takes to care for a horse in time, labor, and love.
  • How a horse thinks, acts and plays, (horse behavior).
  • How to medicate a horse and other husbandry and handling skills.
  • How and why to groom a horse.

It takes a dedicated team of individuals to feed, clean and help our horses thrive!  Help us care for these once forgotten horses on our beautiful ranch in Ona, FL.

Here’s how it works.

Submit an application. If you are under 13 you must have a parent or LEGAL guardian with you at all times.  We’ll set up a training schedule and then put you on a regular volunteer schedule that is convenient to you.

Volunteering is one of the most selfless things a person can do!  It can also be one of the most rewarding, especially when you are directly involved with saving an animal that has fallen on hard times through no fault of its own.  It’s your chance to give, even if you don’t have a lot of disposable income.  Your time is priceless!

Being a volunteer at SHHS can be a very fun, rewarding, heartwarming experience.  Sixteen Hands is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is run entirely on donations.

We are looking for dedicated, horse-loving individuals who are willing to help make a difference in the lives of these wonderful animals.

Please click on the link below to fill out the volunteer application.

Volunteer Application and Liability Waiver

Volunteer services needed:

  • Cleaning pastures
  • Feeding horses
  • Grooming
  • Clerical 
  • Fundraising
  • Event planning and development

We also need professional services, such as:

  • Marketing / Public relations
  • Natural horsemanship trainers
  • Veterinary services
  • Grant writing

For more information email: robin@sixteenhandshorsesanctuary.org