Heartland was great at enabling my son (now 8) to ride horses. This has led to increased confidence as well as improved strength. It is great to see him be so proud of himself!
I have been volunteering at Heartland for about three years, and in that three years, I have learned so much about the horses and about the amazing things that kids can accomplish by riding. I love volunteering and I would recommend volunteering at Heartland to anyone who has a love of horses and the things they can do to help the children.
I started volunteering at Heartland 18 months ago. I am so impressed with how well the organization is run, treatment of the horses, emphasis on safety, cleanliness and maintenance of the buildings and equipment and attitude of the staff. I see the staff as being competent and confident in their jobs. I have always been treated with respect and appreciation as a volunteer. I look forward to my time at the barn each week.
I first heard about Heartland 17 years ago when I had a student involved in riding there. I couldnt volunteer then due to raising my own children but kept it in the back of my mind. 5 years ago when my youngest graduated college and I had time to spare, I came to Heartland as a volunteer. I love horses and children so what better place to volunteer?
Outstanding organization that benefits children and adults with disabilities. A very rewarding experience helping people. The progress that is made for each individual though therapeutic riding is amazing! Witnessing the joy it bring to their lives is also a plus for me!
I have always had a love for horses. I am a stay at home mom with school age children now. I have some free time during my days. I do not have any horse accessibility in my life, but want it. When I found out about Heartland, it was a perfect fit.
Heartland has been personally enlightening in so many ways. It has provided me an opportunity to give back to my community, and provide an incredible service to a set of individuals that truly deserves my attention. I find that when I am actively involved with this organization, I lose sight of who is serving who, and who is benefiting from my service. Likely, I am receiving more than those I assist. Many thanks to this wonderful organization for allowing me this opportunity.