Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Volunteering at a horse ranch

Yesterday I went to visit a local riding stables that specializes in riding programs for disadvantaged kids. They need volunteers, and I need to be around horses - so I think we can help each other out. They have a very nice facilities, and need help with both cleaning up and office stuff - I can shuffle papers as well as anyone :) The people seem very nice. Luckily the rules we have to learn all made a lot of sense and were similar to the rules we already use in 4H to keep the kids safe around animals, so I should have no problem remembering them. She said though most of the adult volunteers have their own horses, she would welcome someone like me who really wants to learn about horses. I think my experience working with kids in 4H is helpful too.

I'm very excited, I get to go back tomorrow and work with one of the other volunteers to start learning the ropes to clean out the stalls. I think this is going to be a great way to get my horse 'fix' while doing something good for the community with my free time.


1 comment:

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Hooray! This sounds perfect!