I met Gretchen when she bought Black Raven Stables with the intentions of starting a great horse rescue program and dreams of therapeutic riding for kids. I managed the stables some years before she bought it, so was able to help from the beginning. I have been at almost every schooling show put on, helping in the office, meeting each and every exhibitor that has signed up over the years. I have helped unload new horses off the trailer that are seriously in need of help, TLC, good food and basic care every horse should have every day. I too have seen wonderful transformations of very sick and starved horses to become beautiful, healthy and happy once again. People Helping Horses does a wonderful job in not only the rehabilitation of the horses physically, but mentally through careful handling and the training program. Keep up the good work!!
They helped 11 horses from being abused and coordinated with other organization. Now the horses are being treated well and are doing good! Thanks you guys :)
An organized, and well-run organization with a great schedule of events and multiple ways to contribute. Annual "Celebrate the Horse" and bi-monthly schooling shows involve the entire region in their program. Great way to spend a Saturday!
I began helping with the Therapeutic Riding program, where you are able to get the horses ready for classes and assist the disabled riders. Then I began to help in the Rescue barn. I tended to the horses in the stalls to ensure they had clean water. I also was able to groom some of the horses and take them for short walks. I helped in the office with data entry and maintaining the facilities.
I started volunteering at People Helping Horses in 2007 and have been hooked ever since. PHH is an organization that truly cares for the horses they take in. Every decision that PHH makes (in business, finances, events etc.) is first and foremost based on what is best for the horses. The staff at PHH has dedicated thousands of hours to organizing its volunteer programs and training its volunteers (Barn and Therapeutic Riding), making this a wonderful place to volunteer. Each volunteer that goes through their horsemanship training program learns how to safely and effectively handle the horses as well as how to help the organization in many other aspects. This makes for a very rewarding experience and sets a wonderful standard for volunteer programs. I am so grateful for the experiences I've had, knowledge I've gained, and relationships I've built in my time at People Helping Horses.