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HOPE SPRINGS EQUESTRIAN THERAPY INC
May 26, 2012

As a long-time volunteer at Hope Springs, I have seen first hand how children and adults with a wide array of disabilities can be fundamentally changed for the better through one-on-one equestrian therapy, delivered in this intimate setting by knowledgeable, caring instructors. The close bonds forged between students and staff, horses, and volunteers at this facility are truly inspiring; they compel me to contribute more and more time to this worthy endeavor where everyone pitches in to make a difference in each rider's life.

The Great!

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

watching riders grow up, changing both over the years and during individual lessons. I've seen children with autism and intellectual delays interact in new ways while on horseback. I've seen teens who couldn't walk unassisted sit tall and grin from ear to ear while riding. I've seen parents watch their child's accomplishments with unmatched pride. You have to see these changes to fully appreciate their impact.

Ways to make it better...

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

Expand marketing reach to help more people find out about Hope Springs

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?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Indoor ring for winter lessons

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

Personal satisfaction, new friends, learned about disabilities and horses and the impact of equine-facilitated therapy, and motivated to leave my desk chair, get outside and exercise all year long

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Like just a little bit of help from me could make a real difference for someone else in need of help

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Volunteer as lesson aid for 6 years.

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