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GENTLE GIANTS DRAFT HORSE RESCUE SOCIETY LTD
August 26, 2011

This is an amazing rescue that is devoted to helping any mostly draft horses but any horse in need. As i volunteer and intern with the vet who handles most of the work done there, this rescue is willing to do whatever it takes to get their their horses healthy and happy. The people involved with this rescue are extremely friendly and i have enjoying doing both horse related activities with them and non horse activities. I too agree with others who have posted that the amount of work that goes into running this rescue is astonishing. What i also admire about this rescue is that they have on numerous occasion reached out and helped other rescues in need to ensure horses in need get help. In addition they are personally invested in each horse they rescue and want to find the perfect home for them, so they are very honest about the type of home each horse requires. They want the horse to have a forever home so they match up the type of riding the adopter wants to do, and the riders true abilities, with a horse that will suit their needs.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the transformation of noel when she first arrived in deplorable condition to the plump and sassy mare happily eating in the pasture. Also the wonderful job that has been done with getting winky and blinky healed from their eye injuries.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help them get more land, barns, and volunteers to help even more horses.

More feedback

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Yes, in my time there is have made several new friends and learned a great deal about draft horses that i did not have prior. I have been a jumper and eventer and it was great to see driving.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

As with most volunteer experience i felt good, but i was greateful that i was able to do something for these animal, many of which have had a rough life before making it to gentle giants.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Helped in barn chores: feeding, cleaning stalls, and grooming. Also assisted in various vet needs when we go to gentle giants. .