October 15, 2012
They have something for everyone who loves to volunteer, whether it's actually on site with the horses or something that supports Mustang-Spirit Horse rescue from a distance or through the web. I have made friendships that last. Helping the horses is frequently the bridge for people to help each other in many ways. The rescue also is an opportunity for people to learn about horse behavior. They are often misunderstood and abused because they aren't the same as a dog. I was able to use my experience as a horse trainer and riding instructor to help get the horses ready for new homes. Riding the horses at events and demonstrations also provided more opportunity for the horses to find a "forever" home. We even went Christmas caroling on horseback in the neighborhood. Horses that were adopted or fostered out came up for the event. It was fun, even if I can't sing! The most wonderful thing was that some of the mustangs were able to be set free on a huge ranch to live their lives as they wanted-not as people had previously tried to force them to be. I appreciated the respect I received as a volunteer. They network with horse rescues all across the country, sometimes going to other states to pick up horses. I'm pretty sure Mustang-Spirit is the largest NP rescue in the U.S.. Mustang-Spirit is where you just about become part of the family.
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