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Minis and Friends
April 5, 2011

A great mother daughter volunteer experience that started off for the purpose of giving back to the community. We fell in love with the miniature horses as they worked their magic with those in need throughout
the community. Giving back became a bigger purpose in finding those who need a little something special in their life. These "therapy" miniatures can put a smile and soothe some of those in need. It has been
pure joy to be associated with Minis and Friends as a volunteer and a team participant. We look forward to each and every opportunity to serve in the community.
We operate with the kindness and generosity of our volunteers and support of the greater Austin area community.

The Great!

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

Counting the joy and smiles and calming effects of these gentle creatures. Watching therapy in action with tactile andgrooming of these animals by those we serve. Seeing the timid teens delight with their leadership experience leading these miniature horses. It is the eyes and the smiles that sparkle with such delight that speaks to one's heart. Purposeful, inspiring work, that is truly priceless.

Ways to make it better...

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

Give them an operating budget for a small staff to assist the organization. A bequest of 5-8 acres of good pasture land to build a state of the art miniature horse equine operation in NW Austin as our base for all the horses in our program. This would enable us to serve the community during the week, as well as weekends.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Volunteers and Miniature horse owners.