Perhaps I spend too much time surfing the net, but for those of you out there looking for opportunities to do things with horses, I’d encourage browsing horse sites and doing lots of searches in regards to your interests just to see what’s out there. I’ve just found a possibility to help out with some horses – grooming, riding, showing – and for many without a horse (and even us with a horse or two) being able to do so at no real cost is always appealing!
The only catch for me is location. Although things are so accessible these days, I sometimes wish the world were even smaller! Take a look at the Heaven Can Wait Equine Rescue website.
Located in Cameron, Ontario, Canada – approx 1.5 hours NE of Toronto, just 10 minutes North of Lindsay, HCW is Currently Looking for Volunteers to Groom & Ride the HCW Horses and Ponies. Showing Opportunities are Also Available. If you live nearby and are interested in helping out, check out http://www.heavencanwaitequinerescue.org/available.html to be able to contact the owner in regards to this.
I plan to have a list of many setups similar in Australia once I’ve purchased my property and am looking for horses. After all, rather than breeding my own and adding to the masses, how much more rewarding would it be to give a second chance to an animal that should never need one in the first place?
“Lessons from your horse: When you’re lonely, let me be your companion. Let’s do lunch. Also breakfast, dinner, and snacks.”