My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Swan Center Outreach Inc, Castaic, CA, USA
Like most little girls, our daughter had been begging us for a horse for years. Unfortunately, we did not have the knowledge, time, space or financial means to own our own horse. When we heard about the Swan Center, we immediately signed up for volunteer training, in order to support our 8 year old. Turns out, I was captivated by the information we gained the first day. Since then, our family experience at the Swan Center has been life-changing.
My husband and I did not grow up around horses, and I have been somewhat fearful of them. Now, I am amazed at how comfortable I have become with the horses, and how much I enjoy working with them, as well as learning their names and individual personalities.
The biggest benefit has been for our daughter. She is passionate about the Swan Center, and if she could, she'd be out there everyday. She has become very confident with the horses and other animals, and she finds solace in their presence. For her, the horses provide non-judgemental listening, unconditional love, and as she's expressed, “a mirror for her emotions”. She's looking forward to starting with the Saddle Club in the spring.
One of the greatest gifts the Swan Center provides is the opportunity to convene with nature in a spectacular, cell-free setting.
We are grateful for the opportunity John & Rose have provided, and feel very fortunate to live in a community that supports an organization such as the Swan Center.
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