Even before we begin recruiting new volunteers, our certified instructors Callie and Kenzie are meeting potential new riders to learn how we can meet their needs. Can they fasten a helmet? (small motor skills) Are the intimidated the first time they meet a horse? How well can they follow directions? (Trying out the grooming kit is a good way to find out)
Our experienced therapy horses like Chiquita are old hands at meeting new riders like this four year old who REALLY liked using a swimming noodle as a sword. We have at least seven new riders on the list for this Fall. That means we’ll need plenty of volunteers who like making a difference.