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VOLUNTEER to MAKE a DIFFERENCE!

Jim says he can’t tell you if he likes his work with riders like Levi or horses like Larry best

“I had no idea how much I would love it! I feel like I get more out of the classes than the riders some days. It’s a highlight of my week!”

Kathi LaPoint, OSU Student

HERE IS ALL YOU NEED TO DO:

Learn about Volunteering by clicking HERE or the VOLUNTEER tab above

Complete FORMS to bring to Orientation or your first session.

What Happens Here:

Therapeutic Riding

Therapeutic Riding helps people with challenges to develop muscles, social skills, focus, self control and abilities to live and work in our community

LITERACY PROGRAM

Click HERE to learn about HorseTales Literacy Program with Highland Park Elementary, a Title One School in Stillwater. It gets first graders excited about reading.

EQUINE ASSISTED ACTIVITIES

Whether taking the mini horses to an assisted living center or bringing trauma survivors to work with horses unmounted, sessions produce new skills

Volunteers

In addition, hundreds of OSU students earn Academic and Community Service Credit along with resume-building skills through volunteer hours at Turning Point

And the results? Read for yourself.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

“Amazing Results”

Her behavior is so much better after returning from the horses that I had to redo her evaluation

Teacher

Rating: 4 out of 5.

“Look at this Report Card”

My daughter went from bringing home terrible behavior reports to A’s and B’s after bonding with a great volunteer

Mom

Rating: 4 out of 5.

“What Are You Doing?”

His physical therapist wanted to know what we were doing differently after riding improved his mobility so much . Mom

Our Barn in Numbers


897

Miles the Feed Team walks each month caring for horses

2389

Books given to First Graders in ten years of Literacy Programs

12

Medals won by 8 riders at Special Olympics Equestrian

2107

Children and Adults touched in Community Outreach events in 2022

News From the Barn:

Larry Wins Again!

Since 2019, Turning Point’s Mini horses, Baxter and Sparky have traveled to The Life Center to visit participants and use their equine magic to boost cognitive, verbal and mobility skills.  But this week, five members of the Life Center crew made a field trip to the Ranch.  A few made it clear that they wanted…

Insider News on Turning Point Happenings

GIVING TUESDAY NEWSLETTER 2022 Get the scoop on what’s happening at Turning Point and how you can help on Giving Tuesday. Stay in the know by clicking GIVING TUESDAY Newsletter Fall 2022 Newsletter First look at a new Turning Point Tee, Keeping up with Baxter, Ty’s Adventures and so much more!! Read all about it…

What a Difference … A Roof Makes & Doors Will

New Arena Opens for Orientation & Classes The “Sky’s No Limit” Campaign successfully funded the long awaited covered arena at Turning Point. But Covid related supply chair issues have made completion challenging! Orientation and the first classes took place under construction lights. But the permanent lighting is now bright as day no matter the time.…